Music network MTV has backed down and signed a new deal with VIDEO PERFORMANCE LIMITED, ending a year-long dispute over payment for promos.
The row began when MTV NETWORKS EUROPE proposed a deal which would have halved the profits from video rights for smaller companies like TELSTAR and Ministry of Sound, and refused to play the videos of those bands whose labels did agree to the deal by March 31 2004.
Smaller record labels accused MTV of "bully boy tactics", but last week (ends26MAR04), the company agreed to renegotiate their terms.
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The young rapper - who was stabbed three times at the Cyprus party resort of Ayia Napa last month (JUL03) - has already spent time in the studio with the RED ALERT hitmakers.
An excited Dizzee says, "It was a wicked experience. We just clicked."25/08/2003 14:31