Friday, September 21, 2007

A&R RUMORS & RUMBLINGS -- Lots of chatter about TALENTfilter artists Jessie Baylin and Brendan James-- will these two fantastic artists BOTH have deals done before month's end? It's Vervy possible that this will Deccanitely be the case! Rick Rubin is reportedly slashing up the Columbia Records roster he inherited -- we hear Aqualung, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party (receiving regular rotation airplay on L.A.'s KROQ and Indie 103-1) and almost ALL of the hip-hop development deals that had been ...well ...developing, will soon be droppity-dropped if they haven't already. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is putting on a concert in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on Sept. 30 featuring some of his favorite recently-discovered acts -- the sold-out show will include performances by two unsigned artists who have been having some amazing success on iTunes over the past two weeks --L.A. buzz-girl Meiko and Maryland popster (formerly signed to Maverick) Eric Hutchinson.