Quincy Jones Sells Out
Quincy Jones has decided to completely sell out by licensing his name to a slew of products — or…anybody who will pay his fee. The 27-time Grammy winner, intends to set up a booth at this weekâ€™s Licensing International trade show in New York and pursue branding deals with suppliers and retailers in professional and consumer audio, publishing, fashion, home decor, personal grooming (yikes!), and anything else that will bring him the all-mighty dollar.
Jones has several upcoming entertainment endeavors including, being an artistic advisor to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to a TV special celebrating his diamond birthday with musical guests next March, as well as a CD compilation series and an Interscope-released tribute album to Jones produced by will.i.am and Akon. Jones will also be the ambassador to the Grammysâ€™ 50th anniversary.
The digital media endeavor is anchored by quincyjones.com, future site of Quincy’s Vault, an online archive of unreleased audio, video, photos and outtakes documenting Jonesâ€™ work with artists from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and Celine Dion.