Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are assigned to Carrie Underwood's manager, while Red Light Management, home to Dave Matthews Band and Tim McGraw, has an option to co-manage "Idol" finalists 3 through 11.
If "The Voice" twisted the TV talent show formula, it damn near revolutionized the use of social media in the live viewing experience. With a Web staff of 10 constantly updating 110 Web pages about the hosts and contestants, the NBC hit is closing in on "Glee" with user engagement.
"X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid is reportedly headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title at the soon-to-be restructured Epic Label Group, which will encompass Jive Records and reunite him with two artists he discovered and developed: Usher and Pink.
Jennifer Lopez’s recent admission that she’s “on the fence” about returning to "American Idol" next season is likely a ploy for a pay hike. Lopez’s current salary: a reported $12 million. How high could her demand ultimately go? Another $23 million, if the Simon Cowell budget is your barometer.