Posted in industry | music on February 26, 2008

Perez Hilton & Pete Wentz

Mr. Lavandeira (Perez) has been negotiating a deal that would provide him with his own imprint at Warner Brothers Records, a division of the music giant Warner Music Group, he said. This was confirmed by several other people associated with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal has been made. The talks are preliminary, and an agreement is not certain, but Mr. Lavandeira could receive $100,000 a year as an advance against 50 percent of any profits generated by artists he discovers and releases through Warner Brothers, these people said. [NY Times]
Perez will also be representing at SXSW this year.

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Comments (28)

Perez Hilton is the new Ultragrrrl

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 1:55 PM

ok so i know the record business is in the toilet but has it gotten this bad? To give a know nothing moron like this creature it's own imprint is a truly low point for an industry on the verge of collapse.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 1:55 PM

fall out boy is terrible

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:03 PM

is that beth-ditto on the right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:03 PM

if that was brooklyn vegan, I could dig it, but this Perez Hilton, are you kidding me?

I was waiting all morning for this news to be posted, so I could comment on it...

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:07 PM

and record sales have been declining? I wonder why?

Posted by drewo | February 26, 2008 2:10 PM

That man disgusts me on every possible level.

Posted by Mew | February 26, 2008 2:13 PM

i was under the impression that he just "breaks" bands on his blog because he is paid for it... is he actually into music?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:15 PM

WB probably thinks he is responsible for Amy Winehouse's grammy wins too.

Posted by anonymous2 | February 26, 2008 2:22 PM

a fedora?!?!?! worn by a person with tatoos?!?!?!

HOW IRONIC!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:41 PM

a curse will be put on Warner people ,Mr. Lavandeira if this comes to be the biggest rip off of bands singer song writers money . Bands do not sign away your publishing, touring money on top of never seeing your money from music sales

Posted by lahipster | February 26, 2008 3:31 PM

well, they already paid him $100,000. This is money that he ripped off from deserving artists. Fuck that shit, man.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:35 PM

That fat fuck is no taste maker. It's a shame that anyone even pays attention to the douche bag.

Posted by TWB | February 26, 2008 4:43 PM

TWB, don't forget that to most of the American public trashy and classlessness are considered tasteful, hence creating allowing publications such as that to determine our "culture".

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:55 PM

horrible tattoos on that guy

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:58 PM

those two should be taken outback and shot

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 5:36 PM

muppets

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 6:59 PM

so i guess thats all going to mika and beth ditto

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 7:32 PM

^ Don't insult muppets. I bet Kermit knows more about Music than Ms. Perez Hilton's shoe does.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 7:40 PM

So it looks like he's getting fatter by the day.

Posted by EH | February 26, 2008 8:20 PM

anon2:07: "I was waiting all morning for this news to be posted, so I could comment on it..."

This real story of this post is not Perez Hilton, but you.

"For Thine is
Life is
For thine is the

This is the way the way the world ends 95
This is the way the way the world ends
This is the way the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 8:37 PM

FIRST!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:26 PM

if you think about it, 100gs a year isnt that much to be breaking a few artists....

Posted by the pop bitch | February 26, 2008 10:26 PM

ha, someone actually remembers UltraGrrrl?

Posted by Cradge Mackerfraller | February 27, 2008 12:15 AM

oh, and if the music industry weren't already very obviously sinking...let's see...

1. Paris Hilton has a record deal
2. Lindsay Lohan has a record deal
3. Perez Hilton is now an A&R guy

i keep waiting for the next "desperate measures" to happen out of the rec biz. it's entertaining watching the ants scramble, more than anything.

Posted by Cradge Mackerfraller | February 27, 2008 12:17 AM

Prediction: Diablo Cody will get a record deal and/or A&R position.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 12:28 AM

i can't stop laughing at pete wentz's nightmare before christmas tattoos. what a fucking tool.

Posted by Mandy | February 27, 2008 5:26 AM

God help us all.

Posted by whatthehey | February 29, 2008 1:39 AM

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