Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 56 Simon Cowell, Publishing, Mechanical Royalties

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 54 Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent, AI9, Judges, RCA/Jive, Simon Cowell, Agreements, Voting

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 51 iTunes, Queen, Solo album, 19, Simon Cowell

A few points and more to follow. Regarding iTunes, what appears on the homepage is heavily negotiated and in huge demand. Chances are the AI/iTunes deal only had certain real estate through a certain period, so it’s not anything negative about Adam; it’s just that the deal is winding up.
Regarding Queen (they’re certainly getting a [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 40 China, International Fans, Voting, Winning

The great news is that regardless of what happens, Adam is a winner — he’s in the Top Four, he’ll be on the Tour, he’s made huge connections, and he has a worldwide fan base. What’s personally so exciting to me is that I believe Adam will make the most of this opportunity because he [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 39 Adam Worldwide, Ratings, Sweeps, Simon Cowell, Hollywood Reporter

Feeling Good! From an industry perspective, as you’re seeing, hearing and reading more and more, Adam is already a Star; not only in America, but around the world as well. Continuing discussions about Adam won’t include anything about the results show, it’s all about the future and it’s stellar.
TV is about ratings which equal ad [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an Industry Perspective 37 Feeling Good, iTunes, AFTRA

Well, that was dramatic and surprising… but as we’ve talked about, American Idol is an entertainment show and what happened tonight made for riveting TV and will rally Adam fans. Only the producers know the vote totals; so whether it was intended drama, a wake-up call (though as mentioned last night I prefer “Feeling Good” [...]