Category — The X Factor
The winner of last year’s The X Factor Samantha Jade is now being sued by a US management company claiming she is still under contract with them.
When performers sign onto reality TV talent shows they must not be under contract with a record company and in some cases not contracted to a management company.
The Sunday Telegraph is saying:
Confidential has obtained documents lodged in a Californian court last week outlining a damages case from Camp West Recorders Inc company presidents John Harris and Ty Knox.
The pair is suing Jade for damages and alleged contract breaches as well as Sony Music, Parade Artists, Fremantle Media Australia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.
Jade, 26, signed a development deal with Harris and Knox at 15, when she moved to Los Angeles.
The pair claim they spent $2 million developing her as an artist and that Jade is still signed to their management company.
They believe they’re entitled to the benefits of her ongoing success.
She and her current management team will be defending the action.
June 2, 2013 10 Comments
In I never would have guessed it news The X Factor runner upJason Owen’s album last week debuted at number five on the ARIA charts.
The guy whose voice was not one of the best in the competition is proving that his fans are still following him as they are clearly buying Life Is A Highway.
As the SMH article says being likeable is a factor. He will be hoping this likeability will also be putting bums on seats when his East Coast Tour kicks off on June 1. Go to his official website www.jasonowenofficial.com to see the location and dates.
Also the article says Rachel Leahcar debuted her album this week, Romantique, at No. 13
It looks like in this battle The X Factor has come out on top of The Voice Australia.
May 7, 2013 2 Comments
I will never complain about Australian production values again after seeing this clip of New Zealand The X Factor, however this audition above by Mitchell Wahl did make me query whether it was real or a set up, as in the past performers have been put in to do the dodgy auditions particularly in American Idol.
He was endearing and I was hoping he could sing. It was good to see Stan Walker as a judge on the show, but girls if you are hoping he is still single he isn’t as he is dating The Voice contestant from last year Brittany Cairns.
If you need to see some quality talent after the above YouTube clip here is Celia and Anna singing 1000 Years by Christina Perri below.
However for better sound it is best to watch it on the official website here.
April 26, 2013 1 Comment
In a non-surprising news Danni Minogue has signed with SEVEN’s The X Factor Australia. Minogue is taking Mel B’s place on the show as a judge/mentor. It is a case of swapping places as Mel B has signed on to be a judge on Australia’s Got Talent which isnow with NINE.
At least Danni is certain to have her butt on the chair as there is no issues with her contract, unlike Mel B who SEVEN is currently is in courts saying she is unable to go to NINE due to contractual issues.
April 12, 2013 11 Comments
Still no outcome from the Mel B courtcase so her Australian fans whoever they maybe still don’t know if they will see on Australia’s Got Talent this year.
In yesterday’s court case her husband/manager Stephan Belafonte said she was having custody issues with Eddie Murphy the father of one of her children and that he was refusing to sign a visa form to allow her to come.
It is unclear whether he would sign a visa form for later in the year or if Mel B would just fly in and fly out for the show.
Channel Seven are insisting the agreement was the contract could be broken if they did not sign with another Australian Network.
Source: Daily Telegraph
April 4, 2013 No Comments