Shirley Halperin

Shirley Halperin is the news director of Billboard and the music editor of The Hollywood Reporter.

How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller (From the Magazine)

How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller (From the Magazine)

Blacc has been hailed as an artist with vision and a songwriter with limitless potential, and to say that he’s played his cards right would be a gross understatement. Not only did he collect what one person privy to the publishing deal called “an absurd” advance, he pocketed the sum without paying commissions (typically between 10% and 15%), having severed ties with manager Simon Fuller just prior to signing on the dotted line.
Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," "Kimmel" music booker Scott Igoe says. "My phone's been ringing off the hook."

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