August 30, 2002 - The New
York Post reports Shania Twain is saying so long to her manager of six
years, Jon Landau, after she accused him of spending too much attention
on his other client, Bruce Springsteen. "Shania threw a fit," one insider
said. "Her new album is coming out in November, her single drops on Sept.
23, and she felt he was spending too much time with Bruce and his 'Rising'
tour." Landau tried to talk to the demanding diva, but when Twain tried
to cut his rates from 20 percent to 10 percent, he "told her to go scratch."
The outraged music industry insider added: "Jon helped her sell 30 million
albums, and she repays him by trying to skimp on his salary - nice, huh." Twain
has now signed with Q Prime management - a heavy metal company that represents
Metallica, Def Leppard and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "This should be interesting,"
our source added. A rep for Landau Management said: "It was a joint decision
among friends to part ways."
August 14, 2002 - HitsDailyDouble.com
reports Shania Twain has signed with Peter Mensch and Cliff Burnstein's
management company Q-Prime. According to sources, no other meetings with
any other management companies took place. Insiders say that Clive Calder's
long-standing relationship with Twain's husband/producer, Robert John Mutt
Lange, came into play, and that Calder pushed Twain in the duo's direction.
August 13, 2002 - Hits Daily
Double reports as the managerial sweepstakes for Shania Twain heats up
among big-name suitors, speculators speculating about Clive Calder’s behind-the-scenes
participation in the proceedings. Her new album is due out in November.
August 8, 2002 - HitsDailyDouble.com
reports Shania Twain has parted ways with longtime manager Jon Landau.
Twain is reportedly in advanced negotiations with other management companies.
July 1, 2002 - Launch.com
reports Shania Twain is working on her upcoming album with her producer
husband Mutt Lange in their Swiss studio. "Shania's album is currently
in the works and is tentatively scheduled for release later this fall with
a single released to radio prior to the album," the singer's record label
said. "No official dates have been set at this time." They hope to release
the album by this fall.
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