NBC Leaves Burbank: After more than 50 years, NBC Studios is lifting its stakes and moving, to Universal Studios — extending employees’ commutes, like, a half-block.
Material Girl, Er, Mature Woman: Madonna, who turned 49 when no one was looking, is leaving Warner Music — and the whole tired concept of “record labels,” to sign a comprehensive deal with Live Nation Inc. that would call for the concert promoter to sell her recordings, put on her tours and handle her merchandising, corporate sponsorship deals and licensing. It’s an innovative idea from an ever-innovating musician — And apparently, it comes just in time: People have so forgotten the mega-star that the LAT even accidentally ran a photo with this story of what has to be Florence Henderson.
Did Radiohead’s Experiment Yield A Profit? The LAT story doesn’t really say.