P!NK SUED OVER PAST ROYALTIES:
Pink has been slapped with a lawsuit to the tune of $36,213.31 by her former producers over unpaid royalties. Specialists Entertainment filed the suit against Pink in New York last month (December), alleging that the pop star signed a deal with them and Thunderstone Productions to produce songs on her debut album, Can't Take Me Home, back in 1999. Fourteen years later, the company is still waiting for their half of the producers' royalties for Pink's songs "Can't Take Me Home" and "Hiccup."
The album sold five million copies and helped start her career. SE claims that they were never given any royalties for the sales and are now suing. A rep for Pink addressed the legal battle, claiming it's the singer's record label that is responsible for the unpaid royalties, not Pink herself. "Sony are responsible for paying the producers."
USHER & SHAKIRA BRING COMPETITIVE EDGE TO "THE VOICE":
Producers of The Voice put on a presser introducing its two season four fill ins...Shakira and Usher. At the conference, the two were flanked by co-judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, the latter of which said the new judges are bringing a sharper edge to the show. "I would say the competitiveness is up," he told Rolling Stone magazine.
MUMFORD & SONS JOIN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE:
Mumford & Sons have been confirmed among the many musicians performing at an upcoming tribute concert for Bruce Springsteen, lauding him as he was recently named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year. "Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure and an exemplary humanitarian," Recording Academy president & CEO Neil Portnow said.