Italians Do It Better releases Madonna covers compilation

19 artists contributed to the release including Desire, Sally Shapiro and Love Object.

Italians Do It Better has released a compilation of Madonna tracks in celebration of her birthday.

Produced by label head Johnny Jewel, Italians Do It Better is a 20-track compilation featuring 19 artists from ten countries. The idea for the collection came last year when, to lift spirits during the pandemic, label president Megan Louise asked every artist: “If you could cover your favourite Madonna song, what would it be?” The label name and compilation title references a slogan t-shirt worn by Madonna in the video for “Papa Don’t Preach.”

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Desperately Seeking Susan promotional photographs added (including rare original photographs)

We’re kicking off the memorabilia section of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ with 12 assorted promotional pictures sent out in 1985 to promote the movie.

Included are two original photographs by photographer Andy Schwartz that are incredibly rare. Both photographs are printed on thick glossy stock photo paper and have various details and stamps on the back (pictured).

Check out all the images HERE

Original photo by Andy Schwartz (USA)

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Madonna’s birthday in Puglia, exclusive pictorial for VOGUE ITALIA

Madonna celebrated her 63 years with a birthday party in Puglia. An over the top party, celebrated inside a deconsecrated church, documented exclusively for Vogue by the photos of Ricardo Gomes.

«Madonna knows better than anyone how to bring the best people together, in a magical place like Puglia. It was a wonderful evening full of love, art and passion in a 6th century church! », The photographer confided to Vogue Italia.

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The Confessions Tour on vinyl?

Amazon has the following title listed

The Confessions Tour [Vinyl]

  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.6 x 12.6 x 0.16 inches; 10.58 Ounces
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Wea International
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ July 30, 2007
  • Label ‏ : ‎ Wea International
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000S6LTI8

No more info available at this point. We’ll keep you updated!

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Madonna Signs With Billie Eilish’s Publicist

Madonna has signed with Alexandra Baker of High Rise PR, whose clients include Billie Eilish and Finneas, Duran Duran, Clairo and Noah Cyrus, among others. She had previously been represented by Kelly Bush Novak at ID PR, who signed on in 2018, and BB Gun Press, which was founded by veteran music publicist Brian Bumbery, currently heading up publicity for Apple Music. Prior to that, Madonna had been represented for more than 20 years by Liz Rosenberg, who runs her own New York City-based shop with a roster that includes Cher and Michael Buble.

The news comes on the heels of today’s announcement of a milestone, career-spanning global partnership between Warner Music Group and Madonna, including a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog.

More at Variety

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Madonna will release ‘expansive’ versions of her classic albums for the first time

Madonna is working on new versions of classic material, girl.

In celebration of her 63rd birthday and upcoming 40th year as a recording artist, the pop icon announced Monday that a new deal with Warner Music Group will entail the release of “an extensive, multi-year series of catalog releases that will revisit the groundbreaking music that made her an international icon” for the first time, including “expansive deluxe editions” of her classic albums as well as “unique releases for special events” — all of which will be personally curated by Madonna.

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Madonna en Warner Music Group sluiten wereldwijde catalogus deal (Dutch press release)

Madonna en Warner Music Group zijn vanaf vandaag – op haar verjaardag – een wereldwijde samenwerking aangegaan die haar volledige muziekcatalogus omvat. Met een wereldwijde verkoop van meer dan 300 miljoen platen is Madonna de bestverkopende vrouwelijke artiest aller tijden. Haar glansrijke carrière begon in 1982 bij Warner met de release van haar debuutsingle. Deze nieuwe deal markeert een nieuw hoofdstuk in een decennialange relatie met het label en omvat haar volledige Sire/Maverick/Warner-catalogus, inclusief hit albums als Madonna, Like a Virgin en True Blue. Vanaf 2025 zullen haar meest recente studioalbum MDNA, Rebel Heart en Madame X daaraan worden toegevoegd. Al met al omvat de catalogus dan 17 studioalbums hieraan worden toegevoegd, plus singles, soundtrack opnames, live albums en compilaties.

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NEW YORK, NY – August 16, 2021: Madonna and Warner Music Group today announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. With global sales of over 300 million records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time, with countless accolades that include seven Grammy Awards, 24 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and numerous international trophies, including BRIT, Bravo Otto, Danish Music, Edison, GAFFA, International Dance Music, Ivor Novello, Juno, MTV, and World Music Awards, among many others across the globe. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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‘Adore’ Volume 2 coming soon (by NJG Studio)

“Happy Birthday” Madonna ❤️❤️ To celebrate we are announcing ‘Adore’ Volume 2, coming soon. Complete your collection with the “alternative select”. This volume, the second complete overview, includes 324 frames, 10 contact sheets, together with 114 large format portraits. This selection of images is entirely different from the first edition, apart from the car sequence, which contains 4 alternative selects. Volume 2 also contains 18 alternative images of Tokyo, shot at night by Kenji, which open and close the publication. Subscribe to the website for more information re the pre sale 

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Madonna covers ROCK beat July 1985 (rare cover plus full article online)

One of the harder to find magazines with Madonna on cover is ROCK beat dated July 1985.

We have added the full 3-page article + magazine cover to the press section of the ‘Like a Virgin’ page

An excerpt:

‘As far as the future is concerned, Madonna’s ambitions will continue to burn. Madonna says, “I don’t want anyone to ever forget me. It’s not enough to have a few people as friends and a few people patting you on the back. You want everyone to be touched by you, everyone to love you.”

To read the article click HERE

ROCK beat July 1985 (USA)

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This year, our founder Madonna’s birthday wish is for her friends and supporters to adopt a bed in the ward of the Mercy James Centre hospital in Malawi, built especially for children. By adopting a bed, you can ensure that any sick or injured child that comes through the hospital doors has access to world class specialized care.

We will name each adopted bed in your honor and display your name on an engraved plaque. You will be a part of the Mercy James Centre’s legacy, forever!


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Madonna: Shanghai Suprise Launch Print (50x70cm) HMV pre-order

Madonna at the UK launch of the film Shanghai Surprise at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, London March 6, 1986. Photo by Neil Mackenzie Matthews Photograph by Neil MacKenzie Matthews from the book SNAP! Music Photography 1980-2000. Signed and numbered edition of 150 copies. Size 50 x 70 cm. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm paper with a matte finish. Wrapped in acid-free tissue and sent in cardboard tubes. 50 x 70 cm.

Released: 11th November 2021


Pre-order here

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Madonna moest ABBA smeken voor een sample in Hung Up (Dutch news)

Met Hung Up bewijst Madonna in 2005 nog altijd een van de grootste popsterren ter wereld te zijn. En daarvoor schakelde ze de hulp in van een andere grootheid: ABBA.

In 2005 heeft Madonna een zeldzame dip in haar carrière achter de rug. Twee jaar eerder brengt ze haar negende album American Life uit, waarvan de verkoopcijfers tegenvallen. Er gaan weliswaar vier miljoen exemplaren over de toonbank, maar het is op dat moment het minst verkopende album van de zangeres.

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THE RAKE MAGAZINE (featuring Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s son)

The August issue of The Rake kicks off with Matt Damon, pizza, beer and a Riva Rivamare in Cannes. As much as we would be happy to leave it there, I am pleased to say, there’s more. From Lucifer’s leading man Tom Ellis, to Prince Philip, bespoke gun making from Purdey, personal style from Jay Fielden and the ‘scion of Sartorialism’, Rocco Ritchie. We present our collections in collaboration with Cifonelli and Rubinacci, and present what must be the most comprehensive feature on the Lange 1 ever written. This issue speaks to both legacies and new beginnings, and as the modern voice of classic elegance, that feels about right.

Issue: 77
Issue date: August 2021
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