Has your fave tried to do something against their label's wishes?
As with Butterfly two years prior, Rainbow became the center of a conflict in between Carey and her label.
After Carey's divorce with Sony record official and Columbia CEO Tommy Mottola, the working relationship with Carey and her label deteriorated. After the first two singles from Rainbow were released, Carey was gearing up for a third single to be released.
She intended for "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" to be the next single, as it held very personal lyrical content. However, after getting wind of her plan, Sony made it clear that the album needed a more up-beat and urban track to warm airwaves.
These different opinions led to a very public feud in between them, as Carey began posting messages on her webpage during early and mid-2000, telling fans inside information on the scandal, as well as instructing them to request "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" on radio stations.
She said RCA to go **** themselves. And signed with an unknown indie-label.
Originally posted by Grimes
"honestly, almost every song on red (which i’ve heard is a reference to joni mitchell’s ‘blue’ which is pretty badass) is really truly amazing. trouble, state of grace, all too well, i almost do, red, 22, holy ground, sad beautiful tragic… like these are all CLASSIC songs. really amazing songs and if i could ever write a song as good as T swift does i would be pretty ****ing proud of myself."
During In The Zone, Jive pushed Outrageous to be the lead single but Britney wanted MATM so she got it. Then Outrageous was again pushed as second single, but Britney insisted Toxic so she got it.Then again, Jive wanted Outrageous for third but Britney wanted to release a Ballad so Everytime was released. The finally! Outrageous is the fourth single! But then she injured her knee and the single was cancelled.
Yes, he tried making music that he knew wouldn't sell well and Interscope dropped him immediately, the same way they're gonna drop gaga in the future when the whole 'being different and crazy' thing becomes unmarketable
Not really. The most she's done is organise producers and songwriters herself instead of relying on her record label on supplying them for her. She took control of her entire career from a very early stage and her record label didn't **** with her.
During In The Zone, Jive pushed Outrageous to be the lead single but Britney wanted MATM so she got it. Then Outrageous was again pushed as second single, but Britney insisted Toxic so she got it.Then again, Jive wanted Outrageous for third but Britney wanted to release a Ballad so Everytime was released. The finally! Outrageous is the fourt single! But then she injured her knee and the single was cancelled.
Talk about a major flop in Jive's initiative.
They were also going to call her debut album "Sunflower" & wanted the "...Baby one more time" video to be about an animated power-ranger like hero.
She also rebelled by releasing the "Mona Lisa demo PERSONALLY to a radio station. Writing "Original Doll" & directing & releasing "Do Somethin'" & "Gimme More".
And we all know she rebelled majorly against her public image 2005-onwards... Britney's rebellions are countless & unmatched.
I'm the teacher ; you can learn
watch your fingers, you might get burned
They were also going to call her debut album "Sunflower" & wanted the "...Baby one more time" video to be about an animated power-ranger-like hero.
Originally posted by The Verge on CES
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:KE$HA A typical Ke$ha concert includes 15 songs, copious amounts of on-stage drinking, and at least one giant penis costume. As Trent Wolbe put it:"that night she was just Kesha... the lowest form of pop expression”. All we’re saying is, even if you’re going to shill for a corporate party (c.f. Jay-Z at SXSW, Kanye West at Samsung's Galaxy Note II launch), go big or go home.
Britney also released a demo from Mona Lisa on the radio without permission of Jive, I think that led into 'Original Doll' being cancelled by Jive, but she got pregnant afterwards anyway, so that album probably wouldn't have happened anyway.