Jan 27, 2004

AS A BRISTLELIKE PART OR APPENDAGE, ARISTA FIRES L.A. REID
a·ris·ta ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-rst)
n. pl. a·ris·tae (-t) or a·ris·tas
A bristlelike part or appendage, such as the awn of grains and grasses or the process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies.

Even though L.A. is responsible for 3 of the top 10 "hits" this week and he brought in 31 Grammy nominations this year, Arista has let him go because he spent WAY more than he made in the past couple of years on marketing. Excellent hitmaker, poor businessman, and this is a sign that the music business takes no prisoners in these lean times.. They're cutting the fat! "In 2003, the days of the larger-than-life executives whose celebrity and lavish spending rivaled that of their artists, appear to be waning."

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