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NBC may have pulled the trigger a bit too soon on its Season 17 announcement of “The Voice” coaches: Adam Levine is leaving the show, a network spokesman confirmed for TheWrap. Gwen Stefani is set to replace the Maroon 5 frontman on this fall’s run of the hit singing competition.“The Voice” host Carson Daly first announced the news on this morning’s “Today” show, where he phrased the departure as Levine’s decision.Watch that below.After 16 seasons, @adamlevine has decided to leave @NBCTheVoice and @gwenstefani will take his place in the chair for season 17! pic.twitter.com/dpsb0qhqZu— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 24, 2019Also Read: NBC Wins September-to-May Season in TV Ratings, Its 5th in 6 YearsJust two weeks ago today, NBC announced to media that Levine would be returning for the fall installment, Season 17, as would Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton. Perhaps that was a bit hasty.A spokesperson for Levine did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the sudden about-face. NBC declined comment.Stefani, the lead singer of No Doubt and an even more successful solo artist, has served as a “Voice” coach on three seasons: 7, 9 and 12. She’s also been an advisor twice.Also Read: Inside the NBC Upfront: 'SNL' Mocks 'Morning Joe,' Tina and Amy Think They're at the Golden GlobesLevine’s departure will make Shelton the longest-tenured coach, and the only one with the program for each run since its 2011 launch.For fans who will miss the Levine-Shelton rivalry, Stefani vs. Shelton could be extra interesting this time around as the two musicians are dating.“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc., Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.Read original story Adam Levine Is Leaving ‘The Voice’ After 16 Seasons – Gwen Stefani Will Replace Him (Video) At TheWrap
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Richard Ashcroft at the Ivor Novello awards, where he won outstanding contribution to British music. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty ImagesMick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones have ended one of the most acrimonious copyright disputes in British pop history, by granting Richard Ashcroft all future royalties from his 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, performed by the Verve.Ashcroft announced the news on the same day he won an Ivor Novello award for outstanding contribution to British music. In a statement he said:> This remarkable and life-affirming turn of events was made possible by a kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith, who have also agreed that they are happy for the writing credit to exclude their names and all their royalties derived from the song they will now pass to me.Bitter Sweet Symphony reached No 2 in the UK and No 12 in the US, where it was also nominated for a Grammy for best rock song. It was the lead track from the album Urban Hymns, which reached No 1 in the UK and went 10-times platinum, eventually selling more than 10m copies worldwide. It remains the 19th highest-selling album of all time in the UK, ahead of the likes of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, and Ed Sheeran’s x.Bitter Sweet Symphony is one of the definitive British singles of the 1990s: a moody, existential anthem driven forward by a distinctive string motif. Those four seconds of strings were sampled from an orchestral recording of the Rolling Stones song The Last Time, but the rights were not fully cleared before the song was released.Publishing company ABKCO, owned by Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein, argued that the Verve had used a larger portion of the sample than was agreed, and, following a lawsuit that was settled out of court, forced Ashcroft to relinquish the song’s royalties and create a new songwriting credit: Jagger/Richards/Ashcroft. Following the decision, Ashcroft quipped: “This is the best song Jagger and Richards have written in 20 years.”But following an overture to Jagger and Richards from Ashcroft’s management company, the pair “immediately, unhesitatingly and unconditionally agreed” to hand over the royalties. Ashcroft gave thanks to everyone involved in the deal: “My management Steve Kutner and John Kennedy, the Stones manager Joyce Smyth and Jody Klein (for actually taking the call), lastly a huge unreserved heartfelt thanks and respect to Mick and Keith. Music is power.”The Verve broke up in 1999, though they reformed in 2007 and released one further album, Forth. As well as one album with his band RPA & the United Nations of Sound, Ashcroft has also released five solo albums, the most recent, Natural Rebel, in 2018.
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