LITTLE MIX SPLITS WITH SIMON COWELL’S RECORD LABEL: Little Mix has decided to part ways with Simon Cowell and his record label, Syco Music. The girl group members – Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – have reportedly become increasingly frustrated over the past year working at Syco leading to a major fallout just days ahead of the release of their new album LM5. Little Mix and Simon first started working together after they won The X Factor UK back in 2011. According to reports, the girls confronted Simon in an email detailing all of the issues they’ve had with his label. Little Mix’s management company Modest and Simon had another fallout, leading Simon to cut all ties with the company’s artists. A spokesperson for Cowell confirmed the news, added that LM5 “is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell.”
AVICII DOCUMENTARY TO HIT U.S. THEATERS, STREAMING SERVICES NEXT MONTH: AVICII: TRUE STORIES, a documentary about the late EDM superstar, will have a limited theatrical run next month before it arrives on streaming platforms nationwide. The documentary purports to tell the “unvarnished truth” behind the success of Avicii, born Tim Bergling, who died on April 20th. The film documents Avicii’s early days, his rise to success, his health problems, and his struggles with success. Chris Martin, David Guetta and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians who appear in the documentary. AVICII: TRUE STORIES will screen in Los Angeles fDecember 14-20 and in New York City December 21-27. The limited theatrical run will allow the documentary to qualify for the Academy Awards. It hits streaming platforms in the U.S. on December 28th.
THE CHAINSMOKERS REVEAL THEIR MOVIE BASED ON ‘PARIS’ WILL BE A ROMANCE: The Chainsmokers recently announced that they’re producing a movie based on their hit song “Paris,” and now they’ve revealed that it will be a love story. “Paris” was originally inspired by Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart’s friend, who was struggling with addiction. But the duo tells Billboard that Mickey Rapkin, who wrote the book that inspired the Pitch Perfect movies, was the one who heard the song and came up with the idea that it could be a movie romance. “He wrote an entire story, pitched it to us, and we re-worked all the parts we wanted to,” Drew said. “It’s been about a year that we’ve been spending working on this pitch. And we went out and started pitching it to major film studios and TriStar bought it and now we’re producing a movie!” Drew added that he and bandmate Alex Pall have a “ton” of different projects in the works through their new production company, Kick the Habit.
KELLY CLARKSON RELEASES HER VERSION OF ‘NEVER ENOUGH’ FROM ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – REIMAGINED’: Kelly Clarkson has released her rendition of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman – Reimagined, along with a lyric video. The album, out November 16th, features all the songs from the hit Hugh Jackman musical film re-recorded by top musical artists. Pink previously released her version of “A Million Dreams” and the “A Million Dreams (Reprise),” the latter sung by her daughter, Willow Sage Hart. Last week, Panic! At the Disco released their rendition of “The Greatest Show.” Also on the album are Pentatonix, James Arthur, Anne-Marie, Sara Bareilles and more.
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AVICII: TRUE STORIES Official Trailer:
Kelly Clarkson’s “Never Enough”: