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RCA Shuts Down Jive, Arista and J Records

In a shocking series of events, it has been reported that RCA will be shutting down Jive, Arista and J Records. These labels are owned by Sony and the company feel it’s in the best interest of the artists to shut down the imprints. Some of the current talent on the labels are Britney Spears, […]

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley estate suing Arista Music

Elvis Presley’s estate is suing Germany’s Arista Music for $9m in unpaid royalties. It also alleges that the label exploited Presley in a $5.4m buyout of his catalogue in 1973. Under that agreement, the label – then called RCA – bought the rights to Presley’s back catalogue, splitting the $5.4m fee between Presley and his […]