Want To Book Your Favorite Band? PRINCE Tops List At $2 Million!

PRINCE-Paris Photo: NPG RECORDS 2014

A few weeks ago, a certain celebrity web site was reporting that Lana Del Rey was paid $2 million dollars to perform 3 songs at Kanye West's wedding. I cried BS from the start as it would throw off how much artists are paid for private events like that. It would mean everyone who would perform at private events and charge would have to raise their rates if she was paid that much.

Lana publicly stated she performed for FREE and was not paid $2 million. Since her denial, there have been several articles released about "How Much It Costs To Book Your Favorite Band" and it is no surprise who tops the list.

The first list came a few weeks ago by The Huffington Post but it seemed to be incomplete and outdated.  (Note: since the original article was published, Dengy has removed certain artists off the list that were listed before at surprisingly low amounts.) No way could you get One Direction for $150,000. Also according to their list provided by Degy Entertainment, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi all commanded over $750,000 per performance.

In a more updated list provided by Business Insider, there was one person who commanded more than any other artist:


Yes, to book the greatest live performer of all time, it will cost you $1.5 million to $2 million dollars. No word if that is for a few songs to be performed or for an entire show.  This list is updated daily and requests can be made HERE.

Aerosmith, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Rod Stewart, Miley Cyrus, and Pink all command $1 million to 1.5 million for events. Adele, Eminem, Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Pink Floyd, and Sting all command just under a million.

All of the artists listed in this article charge more for events outside the U.S.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Prince, who just completed a successful European Tour, is scheduled to perform next at The Essence Festival on the 4th of July. There will be fireworks galore from Prince & his band alone that night.


PRINCE Keeps Publishing In His Big White Mansion, Nile Rodgers Added To Essence Fest, Paisley Park After Dark!


PRINCE's publishing catalog, long and vast, is staying under his control, assigned to NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING and will be done himself.

In a press release from today, it says he will handle the publishing rights along with the help of “some of the best talent in the industry.”

Prince's last publishing deal was with Universal Music Publishing and ended on March 31st, 2014.

http:// http://www.npgmusicpublishing.com/ is the site.

Prince's latest single "FALLINLOVE2NITE" was released via Epic Records and has a deal signed with Kobalt Music for a label services deal.

NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING is now actively seeking placement for some of Prince's songs in film, television, video games, and the commercial realm. They feel his music considers ‘fit 4 eternal publication". NPG Music Publishing was founded by Artists For Artists and that is who secured the placement of "FALLINLOVE2NITE" on "New Girl" after the Super Bowl.

Also, Nile Rodgers will be joining Prince as a special guest at The Essence Festival on July 4th in New Orleans.


Paisley Park after Dark which will be open for all eternity, is again open this weekend (Hello, eternity!) Friday April 4th, and Saturday April 5th. Admission is $30 cash at the door and no announcement has been made as to who will be performing at the Park this weekend. Minnesota is in for a cold winter storm this weekend.  Sometimes it snows in April though, right?-DocFB

Diagnosis: This makes PRINCE a free agent in the publishing game.  In what new mediums do you want to see PRINCE release his music?


Business! Daft Punk Appear On The Wall Street Journal Along With Gisele!

Gisele Bundchen & Daft Punk Photo: WSJ

Daft Punk along with Gisele Bundchen are on the new cover of the Wall Street Journal.

The photo was taken by Terry Richardson and Gisele's dress is by Atelier Versace.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Couldn't 2 guys just walk around everywhere without the headgear on saying they are the guys from Daft Punk? Total bar pick up line....


Disney Buys Lucasfilms For 4.05 Billion; New “Star Wars” Movie Set For Release In 2015!!!

Disney has just bought Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion dollars and plan on releasing episode seven (episode VII) of the "Star Wars" franchise in 2015!

George Lucas confirmed the purchase and the making of episode VII to the associated press not long ago:

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see ‘Star Wars’ passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that ‘Star Wars’ could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, ‘Star Wars’ will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

Episode VII will be the first of the final 3 films that Lucas wrote scripts for, but never intended to release in his lifetime.

This news is huge from a tech standpoint, a financial standpoint, and for the fans, who thought they would never see an episode VII.

What do U think of this news?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Wow. Just....Wow.


Facebook: 750 Million & Growing



Wonder if Justin Timberlake and his Myspace peeps along with Google+ are about to do a spit check. On the news that just under 6 million people deleted their facebook page (Although you can't really delete it) they announced they have over 750 million people with Facebook pages. 

They are like the McDonald's of the Social Networks...although if Facebook was serving burgers, I actually might eat theirs.  It really is only a matter of time where it should just say "Facebook: Billions & Billions Served" as their tagline.

Mark Zuckerberg had this to say as they did not really want to release how many members they have:

"The metric of the last five years was about user growth. The driving narrative of the next five years is not about wiring up the world, but what cool stuff (apps) can you build with this wiring in place."

"We did not report 750 million because we do not believe it is the metric."

Interesting to say the least I must say.  Who doesn't have a Facebook page?  Seriously.  We want to hear from you.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Zuckerberg is A Genius                                                                                                                                          


Twitter And FaceBook Down Due To A Political Attack?

Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.com
Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.com

Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.comFacebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com


Facebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com

Facebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com

So, how many of you will admit you had Twitter and/or FB  withdrawals a few times this past week?  No need to be embarrassed, both the good Doc and I got the 'shakes' at least once this past week as well.  Personally I felt more of the withdrawal and frustration on Face Book .  So what has caused all of the errors and down time? I've heard some weird theories, but I guess  both sites where attacked.

Here's what PCW Business Center is saying:

"Evidence gathered thus far from Twitter and other sites targeted by the DDoS attacks seems to suggest that the attack is actually a politically motivated attack aimed at silencing a Georgian activist. The victim, known by the online handle Cyxymu, uses blogs and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to express views related to the tensions between Russia and Georgia. In a blog post, Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer of Internet security firm F-Secure, said "Launching DDoS attacks against services like Facebook is the equivalent of bombing a TV station because you don't like one of the newscasters.

To defend itself against the ongoing DDoS attack, Twitter has implemented various defensive actions, some of which are blocking third-party Twitter applications from being able to connect with Twitter API's. The mitigating steps are also affecting the ability of many users to post to their Twitter accounts via SMS (short message service) text messages".

This is scary, a DDoS attack,  a crazy Georgian 'Cyxymu' activist, the war between Russia and Gerogia, and last but not least comparing the attack to bombing a TV station because you don't like the newscasters! WTF??

Let's see how long it takes before this off the wall sh** is made into a multi-million dollar movie.....


GM Pulls Out Of Bankruptcy

Some good news after the government had to bail them out but still good news nonetheless. Read about it HERE.-Dr.FB