Idol Headlines for 09/24/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Music Business Stuff

¦.Right now, I have deal on the table from an indie label that is a 50-50 deal. Im also looking into starting my own label with major distribution where my cut would obviously be even higher. I also have deals from major labels that are in the works ¦the question is what the best option. So, let talk about where a lot of people think music is going ¦.

Chris Sligh’s Blog

OTIS REDDING STILL GIVING US ‘SATISFACTION’: 40th Anniversary of Iconic Singer’s Death Benefits Youth Educational Dream Foundation.

……The week long commemoration, which benefits The Big “O” Youth Educational Dream Foundation, included a musical tribute hosted by special guests Kenny Lattimore and Chantà © Moore with performances by Dexter and Otis Redding, III (The Reddings), The Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Bar-Kays, Taj Mahal and American Idol finalist, Diana DeGarmo……


From small-town boy to big-name star

…..Ramiro Romo believes that Burlington offers his son a haven from the madness of holding one of the highest profile positions in sports. In Texas, Romo can no longer go out to see movies like anyone else. Instead, his friends must text him from a darkened theater and let him know the movie has started so he can slip in without creating a commotion.

That isnt the case in Burlington, where people either treat him like they always have or keep a respectful distance. Even when he brought American Idol Carrie Underwood home for Ramiro birthday, people respected their privacy. Did cell phones light up all over town, abuzz over America are-they or arent-they couple? Sure they did…..


Tracked Down:

. . . Latest …American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and runner-up Melinda Doolittle taking a break from the American Idols Live tour to take in a performance of …Wicked at The Opera House over the weekend . . .

Boston Herald

We hear:

That …American Idol Soul Patrolman Taylor Hicks galpal, Milwaukee TV news gal Caroline Lyders, was interviewed for the …Eye Opener anchor gig at Channel 5 the other day.

Boston Herald

Don’t shoot the DJ – they still define what we listen to

…If Kenny Everett had lived and sent in a demo tape today would he get a job as a DJ? – possibly not at a commercial radio station, because of the necessity to focus on a format as a result of the massive increase in the number of stations. However GCap Media have just made an investment in talent across their One Network of stations with some high profile syndicated, talent-led shows featuring Myleene Klass, Jeremy Kyle and Ryan Seacrest, the US host of American Idol. As Radio 1 celebrates its entry into middle age the on-air line up looks anything but. It is easy to focus on the music played by a radio station, but the real defining characteristic is probably still the people playing the music…

Media Guardian

On location

Here are film and TV productions scheduled in Miami-Dade County this week:

American Idol Productions, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Suite 251, Los Angeles. TV: ”American Idol Season 7.” Through Sunday, countywide.

Miami Herald

Small Mercies To Support Hinder This October!

With their recent ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Single (‘Innocent’) Small Mercies have further cemented their place as a hot rock outfit with the announcement of their Hinder support slot for October.
Small Mercies are quickly garnering their spot as a favourite Australian rock band, supporting Daughtry this week in Sydney and Melbourne shows this week and their recent ARIA nomination for best Breakthrough Single for their debut hit ‘Innocent’…


Two golfers pull out of Prattville event

…Former “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will participate in Wednesday’s Pro-Am tournament….

Montgomery Advertiser

Not just `Idol’ chatter

…Both nightclubs are expected to be about 6, 000 square feet and cost about $3 million, officials say, making them among the bigger entertainment sites in the district.

This is great news for entertainment and economic development in Birmingham. The two clubs should be instant hot spots in the district, which will border the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. They join an already impressive list of clubs and restaurants expected to help fill the $60 million venue.

Other noteworthy businesses on the way include Rhythm-n-Brews bar and grill, Wet Willie’s daiquiri bar and restaurant, Innisfree Irish pub, Sleep Out Louie’s bar, Bayou City Cafe featuring Cajun food, WOW, Cafe & Wingery restaurant, and Mesquite Chop House steak eatery. Another locally owned, but still unnamed, restaurant will make its home in the district, and Cox Radio plans to build a facility to air live broadcasts…