Old article from 2007 when Madonna first signed....now that we have the benefit of hindsight:
Clips from the article:
The deal with Live Nation encompasses future music and music-related businesses, including the Madonna brand, albums, touring, merchandising, fan club and Web site, DVDs, music-related television and film projects, and associated sponsorship agreements, the statement said.
LOL at this part of the article as shows are selling out instantly:
Some Wall Street analysts have questioned whether Live Nation can squeeze out a significant profit from the deal. The Material Girl’s age has also led some to suggest she may not be as bankable a recording artist as she’s been in the past.