The cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.
Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million). Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady Gaga, P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. ”Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
And that’s not all that’s going well for the Queen of Pop. Last week Madonna was officially named in the spotlight for the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show, which was announced during “Sunday Night Football”. She will follow the Black Eyed Peas’, and will partner with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, the Moment Factory and choreographer Jamie King to make a never before seen impact on the Super Bowl halftime show.Tags::Universal Music, Cirque du Soeil, Interscope, madonna, Moment Factory Jamie King, Super Bowl, UMG