By Antony Bruno, N.Y.A new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers says global spending on recorded music will fall from $33.4 billion worldwide in 2007 to $32.5 billion by 2012, a .6% compound annual decline.
Another artist is joining Live Nation.
The pop star is close to signing a contract with the concert promoters which includes recording, touring, and merchandising.
The deal is said to be in the multi-million dollar range and should be finalized before the end of the year.
Some reports are estimating she'll be receiving $70 million, though others estimate it's closer to $90M.
Live Nation and Shakira have worked together in the past when they handled the US Leg of her Oral Fixation tour last year.
Reports were that the tour made more than $100M.
Seems like Live Nation made a good investment in Shaki!
Pharrell Williams revealed to British Vogue that he's using a revolutionary procedure to rid himself of his tattoos.
Tats just don't 'go' with the grown up image he'd like to project.
But, forget the painful laser procedure that could scar!
He's going to have replicated skin cover his tats.
The N.E.R.D. front man said, "It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from your ass or your legs.
These guys actually grow the skin for you.
First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate.
Once that's been done, they sew it on - and it's seamless."
It's expensive…but that's irrelevant says Pharrell.
Isn't it nice to have $$ to throw round?
"It's going to be pricey, but worth it," he says.
"I got fire on my arms! I'm a grown man!"
We're sooo glad we never jumped on to the tattoo bandwagon!
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By Laura Leebove, N.Y.