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Ben Higgins
post Jul 16 2012, 09:30 AM
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Joss Stone apparently used money that she'd earned to buy herself out of her recording contract with EMI, even though it meant sacrificing most of her earnings. I think it's a pretty brave thing to do and quite wise.

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/joss-stone-us...-075815835.html

Sure, she's got the properties still but when you consider what she did have, it's rare to see someone put their integrity and freedom over money.. especially in someone that young. smile.gif

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post Jul 16 2012, 06:03 PM
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Kudos to her for doing what she wanted and believed in and having the character to 'put her money where her mouth' is rather than just taking the money smile.gif .

Have to say that I like her as a singer and hopefully now she'll be recording more frequently. Yes I know she's just released her new lp but that's only 2 in just over 3 years cool.gif .


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post Jul 16 2012, 07:21 PM
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Yes she 's doing a festival in september close to the belgian coast to promote her album..i was pretty surprised because
it really is a very tiny festival.Guess she goes back to basics as she said in the article and earn some money
with more intimate gigs mellow.gif
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post Jul 16 2012, 08:55 PM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Jul 16 2012, 07:21 PM) *
Yes she 's doing a festival in september close to the belgian coast to promote her album..i was pretty surprised because
it really is a very tiny festival.Guess she goes back to basics as she said in the article and earn some money
with more intimate gigs mellow.gif


I can imagine that she's had a lot of taste of being in the public eye and doesn't mind not being in it. Not sure if any of you guys remember there were 2 guys who were arrested near her home and they were plotting to kidnap and kill her ?


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post Jul 17 2012, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 16 2012, 03:55 PM) *
I can imagine that she's had a lot of taste of being in the public eye and doesn't mind not being in it. Not sure if any of you guys remember there were 2 guys who were arrested near her home and they were plotting to kidnap and kill her ?


I hope they weren't from the label smile.gif God bless her for going it on her own. These days if you have a decent following, it's a better idea to do it yourself. Then again, I think it's mostly a better idea in general smile.gif


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