Music News – Thursday, August 27

Britney Spears would like control of her life again at some point — and her dad Jamie to get out of her life.
People reports a source close to Britney saying the star “still wants the conservatorship to end at some point. But more urgently right now she doesn’t want her dad to regain the sole conservator role.”
The conservatorship was recently extended through February of next year. Jamie asked the court to become the sole person in charge again after he took on help in September 2019 because of health issues. Britney “strongly prefers” that Jodi Montgomery, the licensed conservator who came on board, to “continue in that role as [she] has done for nearly a year.”
The source says, “Britney wants someone who is respectful and considerate to be in charge of her conservatorship. Someone from the outside who is not her family. Someone who will treat her like an adult and listen to her. She will never have this relationship with Jamie… She dreams about the conservatorship ending, but this doesn’t seem realistic. She needs to be surrounded by people who look out for her.”

Aaliyah’s music could be coming soon to a streaming service near you.
Fans of the late R&B star have lamented for years that the only way you can access her music in the modern era is on Youtube. That means most music fans who’ve moved on from physical media to streaming are missing out — as-is an entire generation of music fans who’ve never been able to play her music on their favorite apps.
Yesterday (Tuesday), on the 19th anniversary of her tragic death, Aaliyah’s estate updated fans on the status of her catalog on streaming services. The official Twitter for Aaliyah posted, “To our loyal fans, We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalog, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future. Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!” says Lady Gaga is preparing for Sunday’s MTV VMAs by soaking in an ice tub.