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Music Industry Moves: Ty Myers Signs With Columbia Records

Ty Myers has signed with Records Nashville/ Columbia Records and will release his new song “Let ‘Em Talk” via the label “very soon,” according to the announcement. Myers is managed by Blake Shelton manager Narvel Blackstock of Starstruck Entertainment. He has enjoyed hits with his songs “Tie That Binds” and “Drinkin’ Alone” (which may be written from experience as he is not yet of drinking age).
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Oh baby, what? The surprising secrets behind Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’ video
Britney Spears’ debut single, “…Baby One More Time.”Indeed, the same California high school where John Travolta’s Danny and Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy were “Born to Hand Jive” in the 1978 movie classic set the scene for Spears’ graduation to the top of the pop world.“It was filmed at Venice Beach High School — the same place they filmed ‘Grease,’” Felicia Culotta — who was the then 16-year-old Spears’ assistant/chaperone — told The Post. “And we were just like, ‘Oh my gosh — nothing’s gonna get any better than this!’”The classic clip that premiered on MTV in November 1998 — two months after the single’s release — was the brainchild of the teenager herself.“The video was 100 percent her idea,” said Barry Weiss, who was then president of Spears’ label, Jive Records.“That was a huge, huge vehicle that broke her on a global basis.”Indeed, the timing couldn’t have been better: MTV’s “TRL” premiered just two months before Spears would deliver the video for her army of new fans.“The time that it was on during the day meant that kids would rush home from school and vote for their favorite video,” said Lori Majewski, host of SiriusXM’s “Fierce: Women in Music,” who was Entertainment Editor at Teen People magazine when Spears launched her recording career.And those young fans would become instantly acquainted with Culotta, who made a last-minute appearance in the schoolroom scenes at Spears’ request.“They said, ‘Oh, we don’t have a teacher,’” said Culotta.
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