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The Tweet Smell Of Success!
Posted by Rose Quintiliano on Apr 5, 2014 - 8:10:07 AM

HOLLYWOOD—Bring on the stars and the sweet smell of success of Twitter. According to a new study, stars that tweet about their show have a big impact on viewership. The Advertiser Research Foundation-in a study commissioned by Twitter and Fox has found that TV-related tweets from a show's star or cast member are 40 percent more likely to drive viewership to that show. The same study points out that, tweets from a show's own Twitter account only drives 18 percent of viewers. The study's findings are based on responses from nearly 13,000 people who responded via Twitter's website and mobile app over a two-week period.

Let's see if Epic Records will turn to Twitter to promote Michael Jackson's posthumous "Xscape," album which will contain eight previously unreleased songs, that will be released May 13. The album was executive produced by epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who according to a news release, curated the album and decided on its final tracks. Timbaland, worked on the Jackson songs, as well. Choosing through four decades of material, all the songs will feature Jackson’s vocals. Jackson who died in 2009, wrote the title track along with producer Rodney Jerkins, who worked with Jackson on his 2001 album "Invincible." According to the announcement, "It is,” the one track on the album that was "contemporized," by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.

The Rolling Stones.

One of the most high-profile performers of the year, Pharrell Williams (and we're not just talking about the hat), will join "The Voice,” as a coach for its seventh season. The NBC reality competition show announced March 31 on Twitter. The original mentors will stay with the show Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are in the sixth season, currently underway and they're joined by Usher and Shakira. Cee Lo Green along with Christina Aguilera took the sixth season off, but it’s unclear who will returning for the seventh season. Word on the street, is that Christina Aguilera is scouting around for the next boy band. Think "One Direction," however, USA made.

Being preserved at the US Library of Congress in Washington DC is U2’s The Joshua Tree. The 1987 classic is among 25 works to be included in the National Recording Registry. Every year since 2006 songs or albums are chosen for their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance. Curator Matthew Barton said U2‘s sound, has influenced and been combined with Christian rock in some churches, including the song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel,” and the Everly Brothers’ “Cathy’s Clown,” have also been included. Ronstadt’s hit song “When Will I Be Loved,” was written by Phil Everly. As of last year-a total of 400 recordings have been preserved in the Registry.

It usually takes work to write a hit song. But now and then a performer creates one spontaneously.  Just ask Keith Richards about the song “Satisfaction?”  During their tour of North America in 1965, the Rolling Stones spent a night in a Clearwater, Florida, motel. In the middle of the night, Keith Richards woke up with music in his head. He recorded it and played it to Mick and said the words that go with it are “I can’t get no satisfaction.” Jagger wrote the lyrics as he sat by the swimming pool. The song was actually recorded over Richard’s objections. It became the band’s unofficial anthem, and the #1 song of 1965. After the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, the world tour will commence at the end of May. The band will kick off at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway on May 26 before playing 13 other dates around Europe and in Jerusalem.

Rose’s Scoop: IMATS NYC will take place on the weekend of April 11. Last, but not least, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted by co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will take place April 16-27 in New York City.


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