Yes, yes … YES! Last week, Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary tweeted news that Madonna is anxious to get back into the recording studio in order to make a new album and today we hear from Live Nation Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff (Madonna’s new boss) that she is, in fact, ready to make new music! As you may recall, Maddy signed a $100 million dollar recording contract with Live Nation so her next album would be the first under the terms of her new deal. Get ready, y’all … new Madonna music is on the way!!
It looks like Madonna is preparing to enter the studio to record a new album, the first under her $100 million multi-rights deal with Live Nation, which another lucrative tour seems likely as well. “They tell me Madonna is about to record, so there could be another Madonna cycle coming,” Live Nation Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff told Billboard.biz during an interview earlier this week. Asked if the Madonna album would come through Live Nation, Azoff responded, “Yes,” meaning Madonna’s album could be the first recorded content overseen by Live Nation … Azoff’s news was echoed by Madonna manager Guy Oseary this week via Twitter: “The update is that Madonna can’t wait to get into the recording studio. This will happen as soon as she finishes the movie she directed.” Live Nation signed a 10-year multi-rights deal with Madonna in 2007 said to be worth as much as $100 million, including her touring, merchandising and recording rights. Madonna left Warner Bros., her label home of 25 years, after the release of her 2008 album “Hard Candy.” Her subsequent Live Nation-produced “Sticky & Sweet” tour grossed $408 million worldwide, according to Billboard Boxscore, highest ever for a female artist … “Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded music strategy,” Azoff saod. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager Guy Oseary and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
OMG, yes … FINALLY! It has been far too long since Madonna released new music … so the time has come for her to regain her throne … er, or at least for her to toss her hat back into the ring and show the young whipper-snappers what’s up. Oh, and speaking of young whipper-snappers … Maddy stepped out with her latest toy boy Barhim Zaibat in Berlin this week … so clearly Madonna & Child 2 are still going strong:
I can’t even get too excited for new Madonna music just yet. We are still at least a year away from any new album hittin’ the airwaves … but at least we know it’s on the way. I can’t waiiiiit!! Can you?