February 21, 2009

Clay Aiken parts ways with label

Posted in Music tagged , , , at 10:37 am by myrlinn

Looks like Clay has finally parted ways with the record label:

…Clay Aiken is setting the record straight: the former American Idol has parted ways with RCA Records, Aiken’s rep has confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE. “We were unable to come to terms in a recent contract negotiation, and decided that it was best to move on,” the rep, Cindi Berger, said Friday.

Source: People, Clay Aiken Leaves Record Label, February 20, 2009

Not much of a surprise. Clay and RCA has always been an awkward fit. The mindset of execs there obviously tuned towards music that fits the pop radio format in the US (witness the brouhaha over Kelly Clarkson’s previous album).

My personal wish list for the future:

  • I’d like to see more regular releases from Clay in the form of digital singles, rather than see him work on a full album just for the sake of doing so.
  • And, with so many fans on the internet, it’d be wonderful to see more official video media put up, particularly music videos, webcast of concerts (during the lull between tours), etc.
  • For Clay to make his way to Singapore, to SING!
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