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  1. IF true, releasing next week would be a master stroke in my opinion. iTunes grossed £77 MILLION on Christmas Day last year (their biggest retail day of 2013) Why? Because people have iTunes vouchers (given as gifts) to spend.

    A few well-placed iTunes banners/commercials and she could have some hefty first-week sales. And with virtually no other new releases next week, why not?

    Who cares about radio anyway? Surely they'll only be playing Christmas songs until Thursday/Friday. And who's to say they'll play her anyway unless some deal was in place like GMAYL.

  2. Just wondering if she will ever receive such high honors as the Medal of Freedom or the Kennedy Center one? I mean her contributions to culture and society are undeniable. Or is she deemed too controversial? Or is she too young?

    I was thinking about this the other day! I think the next logical step would be the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress for either Like A Virgin, Like A Prayer or Vogue. If Thriller (the album as a whole) made it in 2008 and U2's Joshua Tree in 2013, there's no reason why either of those two songs can't if we're talking American cultural impact. I think it's a case of when rather than 'if' at this point...

    Regarding the Medal of Freedom, I can't see it happening. Kennedy Center Honors maybe, but she'd have to agree to participate and I'm not sure she'd want to be honored in that way just yet (although she appeared at the UK/US Music Halls of Fame respectively but they're another kettle of fish entirely).

  3. This topic has just reminded me...

    Not related to TV archiving per se, but the BBC recently launched The Genome Project, where they've scanned every single issue of the Radio Times from the 1920s. A quick search for Madonna brings up some interesting stuff...

    + Apparently she was scheduled to present an Academy Award in 1987 and this was in the Radio Times that week so either it was a mistake or she was going to appear and then pulled out.

    + Then there's some interesting sounding Madonna-related documentaries that aired over the years on the BBC such as 'Brass Tracks: I Wanna Be Like Madonna' (1987, BBC Two), 'Madonna - An Appreciation by Paul Gambaccini' (1992, Radio 1), and 'That Thing' (2000, BBC Two - a documentary about Madonna's marriage that was directed by Guy Ritchie himself :laugh: WTF?). Surely the last one's a misprint?!

    + Plus look at her IMPACT during her 1991 peak - these are the listings for all the BBC shows she was discussed/featured on. :wow:

  4. Like Jamesy said - ITV/Central would have probably wiped the tapes (which was standard practice then I believe), which is why we haven't seen even a few seconds of this appearance pop up on a clip show or something over the years.

    The interviewer Tommy Boyd later revealed that he took her to McDonalds but I can't seem to find anything else about this appearance.

  5. Names on the table:

    Sinclair Jaspard Mandy: Light technician. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6526236/

    Lucia Pieroni: Make up artist http://www.streeters.com/artists/makeup-artists/lucia-pieroni/portfolio

    Teddy Park: Korean rap producer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Park

    Matt Easton: music producer http://matteaston.me/

    Regina Limon Vega: ??????? fashion something http://www.iphoneogram.com/u/314368986

    I was having a quick look on Google for the names too!
    Emanuelle Atlan - Advertising Assistant at Givenchy
    Regina Limon Vega - Production and Post-Production Coordinator at Mert and Marcus
    Lucia Pieroni - Make up artist
    Gabe Hill - Set production for GE Productions (company specializes in location design for fashion shoots/commercials/music videos)
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    From this week's Billboard...

    Looks like Guy O. has big plans about how technology and "consumer goods" will play in the marketing of music in the future (including Madonna's new album I'm sure...).

    In July, Oseary and Laffitte teamed up to co-manage Alicia Keys, Laffitte is connecting Oseary with radio consultants for the next U2 single, and [Gee] Roberson is consulting on Madonna's next album with Oseary.

    Full article:


  7. Surely they didn't wrap up this song (interestingly already chosen as first single) last week to just sit on it for 6 months? I feel a release in me waters.

    Single in December :cough:. Single in December :.cough:.

    That would be impeccable timing for the Xfactor apprance....of rumours are to be believed.

    Plus there's tons of time between now and December to prepare a video.

    That would give credence to this Tweet, which seemed adamant she was performing at the X Factor final and not at one of the live shows in November (when new albums are released). The FINAL usually takes place the week before Christmas doesn't it? All wishing thinking maybe but we can only hope.
    Like others have said, first single seems an odd thing to say when still working on an album, even if the whole project was nearly finished.
  8. Interview up on the Radio 1 Soundcloud page now. Diplo couldn't speak more highly of her. Single was finished in New York last week but needs to be 'fine tuned' and 'mixed'. One new

    song on album has a Jack U vibe. Another is a retrospective of her career and features soundbites from various media reports about her during the last 30 years. At least I think that's what he was saying, the phone line is really bad sound.

  9. Adele? One Direction? Rihanna? U2? Take That? These are just few of the albums expected to be released this year but there's been no official confirmation for any of those either. So just because we haven't heard anything yet doesn't mean anything.

    I don't see why people think it's either a "surprise" release or a Spring release at this point. It's only September!

    Plus that "source" starts off by being ambiguous: "unless it was to come out before Xmas"...

    ...before suddenly becoming adamant: "the plan is a spring 2015 release". Make up your mind!

  10. According to the article, when the reporter asked Siri 'are you working with Madonna', it replied 'no comment'. Intriguing! That sounds like a manual response pre-programmed by Apple. Or is it a stock phrase used when Siri can't find the information? I don't have Siri so don't know how it works. What would it normally do if its search algorithm can't answer a query?

    Can someone play around with it and enter random M-related questions regarding the new project and see I it reveals anything? :D:wow:

    Secret clues hidden ahead of a major Apple launch next week sounds like a pre-cursor to a huge promotional tie-in... Unless some of us are just reading into things too much :D

  11. Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a press event on Sept. 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif.

    The company provided few hints about what will be announced beyond saying "Wish we could say more." That could indicate something related to Siri, Apple's digital voice assistant. Generally, Apple is expected to introduce its newest iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6.

    From cnet ^

    All speculation of course but perhaps Siri is going to play a major part (new features etc.) in the new iPhone 6. It really would be PERFECT PROMO if it was all tied in together. :wow:

  12. So I picked up The Sun today to find out exactly what they've printed without fansites confusing things further. Here's what they say:

    + Article written by Dan Wooten who says he was LEAKED the lyrics of Heartbreak City. They include "Cut me down the middle, fucked me up a little. You said I was your queen" and "I curse the day we met. This memory is haunting me. I wish I could forget". Seems that The Sun is then speculating that the lyrics are about Guy Ritchie.

    + Article then goes onto mention a second track called Two Steps Behind Me, with lyrics including "Did you study me hard enough be me, you're just a wannabe me".

    + The Sun goes onto say that there's "no guarantee" that the songs will end on the album, although Madonna has written 50 tracks so far (I personally don't buy the latter - seems unlike M).

    + The article finishes by saying that the "first of the tracks" (in reference to the new album) may drop as soon as November, "much earlier than expected".

  13. Hung Up's airplay in the US really is a TRAVESTY. I wonder whether it would have substituted for Music in the Super Bowl if it had the same success that it had everywhere else in the world.

    Here are some choice quotes from this VERY interesting article from Billboard in 2006.

    In the United States, the three singles from Madonna's latest Warner Bros. album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor," have not been embraced by mainstream top 40 radio.

    "Hung Up" got middling airplay, "Sorry" was barely played, and "Get Together" has been all but ignored by pop stations. Naturally, this state of affairs has left executives at her Warner Bros. label -- and more than a few fans -- wondering, what gives?

    More than 3,300 fans have signed an appeal at petitiononline.com. :laugh: The "End the Madonna on U.S. Radio Boycott" petition is addressed to Clear Channel Communications CEO Mark P. Mays. Message boards at Entertainment Weekly and VH1, among others, are rife with everything from support for Madonna to conspiracy theories about why she can't crack the radio dial.

    Warner Bros. was aware that the songs on "Confessions" could present challenges at mainstream top 40 radio, acknowledges Tom Biery, senior VP of promotions at Warner Bros. "Top 40 radio is so hip-hop-driven," he says. "We were coming in with a global pop star who made a dance record."

    Madonna has had no such airplay problems internationally. For the week ending July 15, the album's third single, "Get Together," had a radio audience of fewer than 1 million listeners in the United States (aggregate, based on market size and station share). Conversely, in the United Kingdom, where all three singles have been A-listed by BBC Radio 1, :shock:(remember what this felt like UK peeps?) the single had 38.4 million listeners.

    Except for dance radio outlets like KNGY San Francisco, KNRJ Phoenix and KNHC Seattle, Madonna is missing from the terrestrial radio landscape in the United States.

  14. The YouTube views are a strange one. 45 million for Hung Up vs. 3 million for Music is such a huge difference. I don't know where those views are coming from, but it seems like the general public keep coming back to Hung Up as their Madonna single of choice.

    Would American fans go as far as saying that Hung Up would have been a "strange choice" if she performed it as her 'song from the 2000s' at the Super Bowl instead of Music then?

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