Stacy Jenel Smith Answers Your Questions July 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Stacy Jenel Smith has answered your questions with the candor and industry perspective I’m so proud we have here, and she took the time to mention, “This was fun, and I have to say I’m impressed by the obvious intelligence and savvy of your readers.”
The Beck/Smith Hollywood website is always fascinating ( because of the [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 56 Simon Cowell, Publishing, Mechanical Royalties June 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

A quick bit about the business of American Idol… as we’ve discussed, Simon Cowell’s contract doesn’t come up until next year (in 2005, when he settled with Simon Fuller, the creator of AI, in connection with The X Factor, he agreed to participate through AI9 and that’s why his company Syco basically has the first [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 55 On With The Show, New CD, AI Rules and Release Form, Monte Pittman, Crawl Thru Fire, Look to the future June 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Your questions and Tom O’Neil’s answers were great, and we’ll have more special guests coming soon. This month has been a blur with multiple international deadlines but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I can only imagine what Adam’s month has been like :) I’ve been following and reading your thoughtful messages and [...]

Tom O’Neil Answers Your Questions June 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

Here are answers to your questions from Tom O’Neil; hope you find them interesting and informative. To make it simpler, here are questions and answers together. Tom mentioned he had lots of fun answering them and we’re planning more guests in the near future. I hope you’ll join me in saying thanks to Tom [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 54 Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent, AI9, Judges, RCA/Jive, Simon Cowell, Agreements, Voting June 1, 2009 at 11:47 am

It was pretty surprising about Susan Boyle (and for those that asked, Britain’s Got Talent charges people to vote… “Each phone vote costs 50p from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more.15p from each phone vote goes to the Royal Variety charity, The Entertainment Artistes’ [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 53 EW Interview, Vision for the Album, Genres, International Appeal, 19 May 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

Here’s an outstanding and thoughtful interview with Adam you really need to see. Idolatry EW Interview (direct to interview and it will automatically load each part): In part 4 (it will keep loading automatically) Adam talks about his vision for his album and it basically follows the blog posts and your messages…
Adam’s had preliminary [...]