August 5, 2010
American Idol Changes Labels
Lots of changes are happening for American Idol these days. First there was the departure of Simon Cowell; but, there was a lot of warning for that. The exit of Ellen Degeneres and Kara DioGuardi came as more of a shock to everyone. Out of all the judges, Randy Jackson is the one to stay?? Interesting. How funny would it be if they brought back Paul Abdul? (They won’t.)
So now there is the question of who will be the next judges. Right now, the rumor stands that it will be Randy, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith). Sounds good to me! Who will be the douche? Someone has to take over Simon’s role…
Anyway, in addition to the judging lineup changing, the producers over at American Idol have parted ways with the music label they’ve been working with, Sony Music Entertainment. They had a nine-year contract, and now they’re ending it amicably and switching over to Universal Music Group.
Sony issued its own statement toward the shift: “After enjoying a successful relationship, Sony Music Entertainment wishes Simon Fuller and 19 Entertainment well in this transitional period for the American Idol franchise.” How nice.
It’s great to see that they both appreciate each other’s help, and that they both move on without regrets or hard feelings. American Idol and Sony have produced some major stars together, and they’ve both become very successful as a result. How could either of them complain?
Now it’s UMG’s turn to see how they can work with American Idol. I’m actually wondering how much longer it will stay on the air, you know? I don’t know how they can keep pushing “winners” like Lee DeWyze through the industry. There won’t be anymore artists out of American Idol like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. But, maybe I’m wrong. Who knows?
Good luck to all three: American Idol, UMG, and Sony!!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am