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A LOOk INTO ONE POSSIBLE FUTURE
BY ROY TRAKIN
Look for “American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery (left) to topline Quentin Tarantino’s remake of Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face In The Crowd, starring in the role originally played by Andy Griffith as the tyrannical but folksy country singer-turned-self-styled political kingmaker Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes. The movie has been renamed Pop Friction and will co-star Madonna’s 24-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon. The last major record label, Chinabased WarnerEMISonyUniversal, announced that music streamed on its newly developed digital brain implants, which program songs based on sound waves, will be free for all consumers willing to have “iPad 24” tattooed on their foreheads. The deal was the result of months-long negotiations between company chief Shawn Fanning and the disembodied brain of Steve Jobs (left), now preserved in a jar filled with Red Bull and formaldehyde. Speaking of Apple, the latest iteration of their computerized readout chest panel now displays an individual’s net worth in digital yuandollars, their updated desirability factor and an internal playlist.
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One-time WMG owner, investor Len Blavatnik, revealed he originally bought the company nearly 10 years ago to take over all its unused vinyl and use it to replenish British Petroleum oil reserves. The latest reported craze in Japan is using CDs as sake coasters. Sales have doubled in the last three months. U.S. President Ryan Seacrest (left), who defeated Tea Party candidate Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino in the 2020 election, named Bruce Jenner to his cabinet as minister of reality TV. With gas upwards of $15 per gallon, ConocoPhillipsNBC service stations are now offering free music downloads with every purchase of more than $5. Consumers need only plug in their mobile devices into the digi-dollar dispensing machines at the pump. Jackie Evancho (left) performed at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Dubai featuring the L.A. Vikings and the Tel Aviv Jaguars just before TMZ produced a birth certificate proving she was actually 45 years old. Bronfman heir Benjamin Brewer and wife M.I.A. reacquired the Seagram Co. and are reportedly planning to use the company as a vehicle to take over WarnerEMISonyUniversal.
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The latest development from the Nielsen SoundScan research team is the Prenatal Chart, which measures reactions to songs by infants still in the womb. Pro-life supporters were delighted until discovering the first No. 1 song was the Artist Formerly Known As Lady Gaga’s latest release, “Unborn This Way.”
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAMMY® - Summer 2011
GRAMMY® - Summer 2011
From The President/CEO
From The Chair
The GRAMMY Quiz: Will You Still Be A Music Fan In 2020?
Stars On The Rise
The Recording Academy Yesterday And Tomorrow
On With The Show
Seeing Through The Cloud
National Academy News
Advocacy In Action
Thought You’d Never Ask: Janelle Monáe
GRAMMY® - Summer 2011