Sunday, September 28, 2008


Alright, that title might be alittle extreme but this write up from the guys at hitsdaily got me thinking.
"The company’s projected fourth-quarter release schedule of a few months ago has been decimated by delays in a number of crucial recording projects. While only the U2 album has formally been bumped (following an announcement from the band that it was on a roll and intended to keep working), release dates have yet to be nailed down for Dr. Dre, Eminem or the Black Eyed Peas, making it doubtful that any of them will see the light of day before the end of 2008.

The absence of releases from three of the label’s power hitters could climax an uncharacteristic middling year for what has been the most dominant label of the last decade. Year-to-date, the Jimmy Iovine-led label is 2.6 percentage points off of last year’s 8.7% in new-release marketshare.

Interscope’s remaining hopes lie with the Pussycat Dolls (whose 2006 debut did nearly 2.9m) and Robin Thicke (1.5m), both on Sept. 30; the once-mighty Guns N’ Roses (4.2m—but that was a greatest-hits set), probably on Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving; and 50 Cent (1.3m) on Dec. 16"

Considering Nicole Scherzinger's Pussycat Dolls new album Doll Domination is expected to debut with less than 100K next week and Robin Thicke's Something Else doesn't have a "Lost Without You" type radio smash, they'd be praying for a miracle in 50's album. That brings on my next question, Wheres the single fif?

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