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No Jackson 360 deal with Live Nation

By | Published on Friday 13 February 2009

Following her split from Universal’s Island Def Jam last year, there has been speculation that Janet Jackson was on the verge of signing a 360 deal with Live Nation, as Madonna, Jay-Z, Nickelback and Shakira have done.

Given that Live Nation always said that they would only do four of these deals initially, and none of those deals have yet gone into full effect (on account of the artists still being under recording contracts with other companies), it didn’t seem that likely that they were about to bring Jackson on board too.

Now the company has confirmed this to be the case. Senior VP Of Communications at Live Nation, John Vlautin told reporters: “We have not signed a deal with Janet, nor are we currently in discussions with the artist”.

Jackson’s deal with Island Def Jam came to an end after just over a year after her debut album for the label, ‘Discipline’, performed disappointingly. The singer expressed disappointment at the label’s promotion of the album shortly before the split.