For all its glamour and allure, the music industry boasts quite the dark side; an unfair and often ruthless one at that.
One of its victims it seems is Pop powerhouse JoJo.
It’s almost one year since the singer served up comeback effort ‘Disaster’. Yet despite a steady start, the song would gradually disappear as details surrounding its housing album ‘Jumping Trains’ remained unknown.
Taking to Twitter, the 21 year old revealed the hold-up. Find out what she had to say after the jump…
Sigh. Dreaded “label issues” strike again.
It’s wholly unfair to witness artists with such a wealth of talent like JoJo have to battle for things acts with no talent secure with ease…like release dates.
And while the nature of the latest drama with Blackground is unknown, what is certain is that the label are no strangers to conflict with its artists. Not only are they responsible for JoJo’s near 6 year hiatus, their dealings have also savagely impacted Toni Braxton‘s career (see: shady contracts, lawsuits, and soap opera drama).
What renders the whole episode even more devastating is that while Jo is signed also to Interscope, the Jimmy Iovine helmed juggernaut only handles the promotion and distribution of her “product”; a product which ultimately has to be cooked up on Blackground’s coins. Hence, until the issues are ironed out, this annoying state of limbo remains.
Here’s hoping justice prevails, for Jo could easily one of the industry’s biggest assets – if only she’d be allowed to be.
Pending then, we’ll keep hitting ‘replay’ on this Pop gem…