|Sun, November 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Cash Money Records' CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams will make a high profile appearance at Pace University with their new hit artist Jay Sean on Monday (November 23).
The brothers will take part in Pace University School of Law professor Vernon J. Brown's entertainment law class on November 23rd.
Professor Vernon Brown's class will spotlight the relationship between entertainment lawyers and their clients.
The Williams brothers, who recently marked their 10th Anniversary of a historic deal between their record label Cash Money Records and Universal, will discuss how legal issues have impacted their careers, in addition to taking part in a Q and A session.
"The goal is to give my entertainment law students practical knowledge in working with their clients and interacting with label executives," Brown explained. "What artists expect from their attorneys and what they should expect from their clients. The class is like Inside the Actor's Studio for lawyers, offering practical advice for the way things actually work in the real world."
Professor Brown has been Cash Money's business manager and attorney for 14 years and is one of the industry's leading business managers.
Brown also serves as the CEO of the V. Brown & Company, which represents a variety of entertainment clients, including Hype Williams, the Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo and others.
"My long-range goal is to give...More Cash Money
|Mon, October 26, 2009 at 5:04 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
On Friday (October 23), Cash Money Records CEOs Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams spoke out for the first time since their franchise artist Lil Wayne plead guilty to gun possession Thursday in New York City. Not surprisingly, the two record executives declared their unwavering support of Wayne. He's been with the brothers for more than 15 years now, and they consider him not just an act on the roster, but family. In fact, both Baby and Slim appeared alongside Wayne in court on Thursday.
"The Cash Money family will continue to support our artist and friend Lil Wayne in his current court case," the Williams brothers said in a joint statement. "We have worked with Wayne since he was a teenager, and have seen him grow into one of the world's most successful hip-hop artists, with a work ethic that is second to none. Wayne has our love and commitment during this difficult time. We always have and always will stand behind him."
Wayne is due for sentencing in February of 2010. At that time he is expected to be sentenced to a year in prison, and will probably serve eight to 10 months, assuming good behavior.
The incident took place in July 2007, when police pulled over Wayne's tour bus at around 11:30 p.m. on the night of his show at New York's Beacon Theatre. They arrested the rapper for criminal possession of...More LIL WAYNE
|Tue, September 01, 2009 at 11:18 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Is it just me or do you still have a hard time hearing Bow Wow curse? I understand he's grown but still...anyway, he's speaking quite honestly on this track. What do you think?
|Tue, August 18, 2009 at 8:13 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Bow Wow took to UStream and Twitter on Sunday night to make the big announcement he'd been teasing his fans with for some time: "It's official, I'm a Cash Money Millionaire," he told his thousands of viewers and followers.
The rapper had parted ways with his longtime label, Columbia Records, earlier this year. In previous Twitter dispatches, he explained he was deciding between two recording options: T.I.'s Grand Hustle camp through Atlantic Records or relaunching So So Def when Jermaine Dupri signed a new deal.
In the end, a third option emerged.
"We had two sit-downs," Bow Wow said of meeting with Cash Money. "Upon the first sit-down, I called [co-CEO Birdman] and told him what I wanted to do. So it was a no-brainer. He was like, 'Bow, you always been family. Next to Wayne, I look at you like my son. If you not with JD, you with us.' From there, it was a done deal. So I wanna thank [him], Slim and Wayne."
Bow Wow's addition to the Cash Money collective follows the announcement that Omarion had inked with Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint. The two moves, along with Drake's signing, are a far cry from the label's early days when the Hot Boyz â€" a cast that included Wayne, Juvenile, B.G. and Young Turk â€" were the central act. Now, with a stable of rapping matinee idols, the crew boasts a lineup as deep as any label.
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|Tue, June 02, 2009 at 8:27 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Finnish business man Jari Kuosma has filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records, demanding over $200,000 in owed royalties in connection with Bryan â€śBirdmanâ€ť Williamsâ€™ partnership with Lugz, Inc.
Kuosma owns the trademark for the name â€śBirdman.â€ť
His company, Birdman OY, Inc. â€" founded in Helsinki in 1999 and currently operating in Omaha, Nebraska â€" sells wing suits, skydiving apparel and equipment, and street wear inspired by the skydiving lifestyle.
The companyâ€™s website says it is â€śthe most well-known skydiving brand and the leading wing suit manufacturer in the world.â€ť
In early 2004, Kuosma granted a nonexclusive license to use the â€śBirdmanâ€ť name for Babyâ€™s Lugz footwear line.
In exchange, Kuosma was to receive...click to continue reading