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28th Apr '17 5:50:59 AM TheDeadSkin
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* Dr. Dre and Music/SnoopDogg collaborated on a rap called "Dre Day," which was a TakeThat directed at Eazy-E, ([[WeUsedToBeFriends who used to be]] in the GangstaRap group Music/{{NWA}} with Dre) following a falling out. In the music video, a character portraying a rapper trying to start a solo career ''finally'' gets to meet with a record company, and is told to "Sign your life...I mean, your name on the contract."

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* Dr. Dre and Music/SnoopDogg collaborated on a rap called "Dre Day," which was a TakeThat directed at Eazy-E, ([[WeUsedToBeFriends who used to be]] in the GangstaRap group Music/{{NWA}} with Dre) following a falling out. In the music video, video for Dr. Dre's "Fuck wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin')", a character portraying a rapper trying to start a solo career ''finally'' gets to meet with a record company, deal, and is told to "Sign "sign your life...I life--I mean, your name on the contract.""[[note]]The actual song, however, is a [[TakeThat diss track]] towards Dre's former Music/{{NWA}} colleague Eazy-E, [[WeUsedToBeFriends with whom he'd had a falling out.]][[/note]]
9th Apr '17 1:15:16 PM Mario1995
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* British rock band Bush didn't get their debut album, ''Sixteen Stone'', released until ''[[DevelopmentHell eleven months]]'' after its completion. Why? At the time of recording, Bush was signed to Hollywood Records, Creator/{{Disney}}'s music label (yes, they were going to be working for ''Disney''). After Disney president Frank Wells' died suddenly, however, executives who had cold feet about Bush being associated with a family-friendly company took over majority opinion, and the band was quickly dropped before they could even release their album. Bush's manager Rob Kahane then went to court other labels for the band to sign with, and eventually got the attention of Interscope Records. Interscope ultimately signed the group and finally put ''Sixteen Stone'' out in the market near the end of the year.

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* British rock band Bush didn't get their debut album, ''Sixteen Stone'', released until ''[[DevelopmentHell eleven months]]'' after its completion. Why? At the time of recording, Bush was signed to Hollywood Records, Creator/{{Disney}}'s music label (yes, they were going to be working for ''Disney''). After Disney president Frank Wells' Wells died suddenly, however, executives who had cold feet about Bush being associated with a family-friendly company took over majority opinion, and the band was quickly dropped before they could even release their album. Bush's manager Rob Kahane then went to court other labels for the band to sign with, and eventually got the attention of Interscope Records. Interscope ultimately signed the group and finally put ''Sixteen Stone'' out in the market near the end of the year.
9th Apr '17 12:59:16 PM Mario1995
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* British rock band Bush didn't get their debut album, ''Sixteen Stone'', released until ''[[DevelopmentHell eleven months]]'' after its completion. Why? At the time of recording, Bush was signed to Hollywood Records, Creator/{{Disney}}'s music label (yes, they were going to be working for ''Disney''). After Disney president Frank Wells' died suddenly, however, executives who had cold feet about Bush being associated with a family-friendly company took over majority opinion, and the band was quickly dropped before they could even release their album. Bush's manager Rob Kahane then went to court other labels for the band to sign with, and eventually got the attention of Interscope Records. Interscope ultimately signed the group and finally put ''Sixteen Stone'' out in the market near the end of the year.
9th Apr '17 12:34:32 PM Mario1995
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* This played a significant role in Music/{{Queen}} choosing to bail Creator/ElektraRecords, their longtime North American label, in 1983. As the band prepared to release their ''Queen: Greatest Flix'' video compilation in the U.S. two years prior, Elektra's home video distributor Creator/WarnerHomeVideo decided to implement a rental-only program for all of their videocassettes, including the aforementioned ''Greatest Flix'' compilation. Queen was not pleased with this, and [[DevelopmentHell refused to put the compilation out in the market]] in protest. When EMI, their label in the UK, gave the band the opportunity to sign to EMI-owned Captiol in the U.S., the ''Greatest Flix'' compilation was finally released in America through Thorn-EMI.
19th Mar '17 6:15:47 PM Jeduthun
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So, you're a man/woman/none-of-the-above, and you're probably thinking that all you really need to make it in the music industry is to be an exceptional singer/rapper, songwriter, and a very good, technically skilled musician, right?... '''[[RealityEnsues WRONG!]]''' [[ThisIsReality It's not that simple at all]].

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So, you're a man/woman/none-of-the-above, an up-and-coming music star, and you're probably thinking that all you really need to make it in the music industry is to be an exceptional singer/rapper, songwriter, and a very good, technically skilled musician, right?... '''[[RealityEnsues WRONG!]]''' [[ThisIsReality It's not that simple at all]].
19th Mar '17 5:18:01 PM Jeduthun
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Compare HorribleHollywood.

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Compare HorribleHollywood.
HorribleHollywood. Not to be confused with ProtestSong, which is music ''about'' politics.
5th Mar '17 11:25:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** A similar theory surrounds the death of TupacShakur.

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** A similar theory surrounds the death of TupacShakur.Music/TupacShakur.
26th Feb '17 12:26:37 PM nombretomado
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** The scandal hasn't hurt JenniferLopez' career though. As she was a huge part of that payola scandal (circa ''Rebirth'' album), which would explain a lot of her musical success actually.

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** The scandal hasn't hurt JenniferLopez' Music/JenniferLopez' career though. As she was a huge part of that payola scandal (circa ''Rebirth'' album), which would explain a lot of her musical success actually.
20th Feb '17 6:18:57 PM nombretomado
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** There were also rumors that Geffen's founder, David Geffen had invited Elton to appear at be the premiere of ''{{Cats}}'' in 1982, which Geffen helped to finance, only for Elton to politely turn the invitation down as he was rehearsing for a tour. This supposedly angered David so much that he might have sabotaged promotion of Elton's albums and singles from then on, and though ''Too Low For Zero'' was a resounding success and he had a few more hits in the decade, the albums sold (and were promoted less and less). By the time of the end of Elton's contract in 1986, he had released the Contractual Obligation album, ''Leather Jackets'', an experiment in '80's synth-pop, and an inconsistent commercial failure. He rejoined MCA in 1987.

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** There were also rumors that Geffen's founder, David Geffen had invited Elton to appear at be the premiere of ''{{Cats}}'' ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' in 1982, which Geffen helped to finance, only for Elton to politely turn the invitation down as he was rehearsing for a tour. This supposedly angered David so much that he might have sabotaged promotion of Elton's albums and singles from then on, and though ''Too Low For Zero'' was a resounding success and he had a few more hits in the decade, the albums sold (and were promoted less and less). By the time of the end of Elton's contract in 1986, he had released the Contractual Obligation album, ''Leather Jackets'', an experiment in '80's synth-pop, and an inconsistent commercial failure. He rejoined MCA in 1987.
31st Jan '17 12:09:02 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* The founding of Drum Corps International is a result of this trope. Prior to DCI’s founding, the major shows were governed by the American Legion and VFW. Corps directors wanted more control of the activity. This included a more equitable distribution of the show’s proceeds among the corps (under the VFW/AL, only the top corps received any contest money), uniform judging standards (the two veterans’ groups’ criteria often varied considerably and were subject to the whims of their directors), and greater artistic flexibility (the VFW/AL ruled that aspect of the activity with an iron fist). As a result, in 1971, a group of Midwest and Western directors led by Don Warren (Cavaliers) and Jim Jones (Troopers) founded The Combine to gain more control over the activity. One year later, they merged with the United Organization of Junior Corps (their East Coast counterpart, who formed under similar circumstances) to form DCI. They quickly gained firm control of the drum corps activity within a few years, while the VFW/AL became increasingly irrelevant, hosting their last major championships in the early 1980’s.
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