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My Short Review Of The "Remixed" 12" Promo Vinyl Tracks

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My “Remixed” vinyl came today with the 4 tracks off the album, and I thought I would post comments on them seen as some of them haven’t leaked online yet.

Touch Of My Hand – Bill Hamel’s 12″ Remix

My favourite. It’s definately the best one out of this selection. Very spacey and upbeat. 9/10

Me Against the Music – JUSTICE REMIX

What can I say? This is definately the WORST one out of the four tracks. It has rock/guitar elements mixed in with a bit of an 80’s feel. Generally it’s just boring. It repeats the second verse no less than 5 times.. and then thats basically the end of the song! 2/10

Toxic – Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix

Quite good, it’s just an extended version of the radio edit I posted a couple of weeks ago. Good remix to dance to. 6/10

Breathe On Me – Thin White Duke Mix

Another good one.. the verses get quite boring but the chorus is really well done. It’s got a nice electric feel to it. 8/10

Official Site Mistake

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As you know, I reported yesterday that it said on the official UK Britney site that “And Then We Kiss” would be included on the UK Chaotic Bonus CD.

They have now removed the article from their site, so it was probably just a mistake!

UK Chaotic DVD To Contain Original Version Of "And Then We Kiss"?

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Here’s your chance to go behind closed doors and get a glimpse into the private life of Mr. And Mrs. Federline. Chaotic the DVD features all five episodes as seen on TV, as well as 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage from Britney and Kevin’s home movies, unscripted and uncensored.

Highlights from the DVD include unseen footage of the couple’s wedding and a UK and Japan exclusive performance of brand new song And Then We Kiss. Also included in this package are photos from their wedding album; two new Britney Spears music videos not previously available on any collection – Someday (I Will Understand) and Do Somethin’ and exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from the Someday video shoot. In addition, a bonus music CD with five new, unreleased songs.

DVD Content:
The DVD episode sequence is as follows:
1. Britney & Kevin Chaotic, Episodes 1-5
2. Never seen before footage From the Britney and Kevin video tapes
3. Wedding Album Photo Gallery
4. The Making of ‘Someday’ (I Will Understand)
5. ‘Someday’ (I Will Understand) the video
6. ‘Do Somethin’ the video

Audio Disc Track listing is as follows:
1. Chaotic
2. Someday
3. Mona Lisa
4. And then We Kiss UK & Japan only
5. Someday (Hi Bias remix)

Source: (Official site)

This could be a mistake and they may correct it soon… (with “Over to you now”)

Buy A Piece Of "Everytime"

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“You are bidding on a seven percent (7%) interest in the hit single, “Everytime.” Only you, Britney and her co-writer, A. Stamatelatos will be listed as the owners.

This is an EBAY first. Never before has a copyright interest in a hit song written & performed by a major recording artist ever been auctioned on eBay. It may never happen again.

Can you imagine owing a piece of a Britney Spears hit song that she actually co-wrote herself – a song that will likely continue to earn money for the rest of your life and an inheritance for your heirs?

This ASCAP registered song, “EVREYTIME,” which appears on Britney’s most recent LP, In the Zone, has already sold over 7 million albums worldwide and more than a million singles.

The seven percent (7%) share I own of “Everytime” has already earned approximately $60,000 and the earnings will likely go on forever. You’ll get a check four times a year from ASCAP for performances (radio/TV/film) and checks twice a year from LP sales, ring tones, TV, Film, sheet music, etc.

Imagine your friends’ envy and amazement when they walk into your living room and see dozens of Britney Gold & Platinum discs on your walls – in YOUR name – testimony to the millions of LPs and Singles sold ‘round the world. As one of the three owners of this song – the others are Britney and her co-writer, Annette Stamatelatos; you will be eligible to receive the Gold and Platinum sales awards should you decide you want them.

If some Hollywood big shot wants to use the song in a film or TV show, they will have to get YOUR approval or they can’t use it. And they will have to pay you. The same goes for advertisers. If another artist decides to record the song, you will make even more money.

It’s impossible to know how much the song will bring in each year because nobody knows how many times the song will be played on the radio; how many LPs will be sold; how much sheet music will sell, or how many times the song is used in films, advertising or TV. But as a rule a song earns 8.5 cents on every record sold and you get paid each time it’s on the radio, used in advertising, in a film/TV, etc.

I’ll never forget the day I first heard this amazing song. I was in the recording studio with Britney, her manager Larry Rudolph, and her co-writer Annette. Annette had been Britney’s back-up singer and was staying with Britney in L.A. as a friend while Britney was working on her In the Zone LP. I’m a manager in the music business and two of my clients were also in the room that day working with Britney – that’s why I was there.

Anyway, we were all waiting for Britney to show up and when she arrived with Annette she said she wanted to play us a song that they had written up at Britney’s house (at the time) at the top of Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills.

Britney sat down at the piano and sang “Everytime” while she played and Annette sang harmonies. I was blown away. I immediately said to everybody in the room, “this is a hit song.” I acquired my ownership interest in the song from Annette when the song was released.

Many people believe this very special song was written about Britney’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake and that’s what Annette told me at the time. In fact, Annette told me it’s also about her ex-boyfriend and the two of them wrote the song while commiserating about their ex flames.

In the Zone is certified Gold and Platinum status in virtually every major worldwide territory. In the USA the LP has sold almost three million records or almost 3x platinum.

I haven’t bothered to take the time to collect all the gold and platinum discs but I do have photos here of the gold single award for the UK and the Platinum LP award. I recently ordered the USA double Platinum award and there is a pic here of it being framed before it was shipped out to me.

Many of you will be new to the music publishing business and I will be happy to answer all your questions in detail. Finally the song is currently being administered by major publisher Universal Music Publishing. When the song was first released I did a three year Universal to collect the song income worldwide.

After this deal expires in a year and a half you can keep the song with them [Universal] to administer the copyright or move it somewhere else at your discretion. “


Please note that does not have anything to do with this auction.

"And Then We Kiss" – Junkie XL Remix Confusion / No Single Release

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As many of you have realised, the tracklisting that was posted yesterday contains the Junkie XL Remix of “And Then We Kiss”, an unreleased track we’ve never heard.

The reason for “And Then We Kiss” being a remix is mainly because it is featured on a ‘remix’ album. They have no plans to release the song commercially as a remix or the original version.

Personally I can’t understand why they’re taking this action, but we can’t exactly argue with them to change it.

Source: SonyBMGNZ

Remix Album Tracklisting Confirmed

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Here is the tracklisting, as confirmed by SonyBMG! I managed to get hold of this information from SonyBMG New Zealand.

1. Toxic (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)

2. Me Against the Music (Justice Remix)

3. Touch Of My Hand (Bill Hamel Remix)

4. Breathe On Me (Thin White Duke Mix)

5. …Baby One More Time (Davidson Ospina 2005 Mix)

6. And Then We Kiss – Junkie XL Remix (Brand New Track!)

7. Someday (I Will Understand) (Hi-Bias Signature Radio Remix)

8. Everytime (Valentin Remix)

9. I’m A Slave 4 U (Dave Aude Club Mix)

10. Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know (Hex Hector Club Mix Edit)

11. Early Mornin’ (Jason Nevins Remix)

Keep note that the album release date for New Zealand is the 28th November.

Source: SonyBMG New Zealand

Now People Magazine To Publish Baby Pics?

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Early rumors had Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline selling the first Britney baby photos of Sean Preston to OK! Magazine for a substantial amount of cash. Now Page Six is reporting and the NY Post gossip page says – not so fast.

It now appears that People Magazine will get the first shots.

OK! Magazine paid Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher $3 million for the
couple’s grainy black and white wedding photos, but the British import has lost out in the bidding for Britney Spears’ baby pictures of Sean Preston Spears Federline.

OK! was said to have offered up to $2 million for exclusives of the whole family together — but has lost out to People magazine. A rep for People declined comment, but a rep for Spears said, “If this is true, they will probably donate the money to charity.”

Writer Richard Johnson questions the whole “charity” report noting, “Federline remains unemployed, and his only source of income is the money he and Spears make by selling pictures and videos of themselves.”

Source: The National Ledger