Adam Lambert is walking away from his deal with 19 Records. But don’t worry — though his style and attitude are fierce, his relationship with the label is perfectly friendly, and he’s still got another deal.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lambert’s contract with 19 expired and he simply chose not to renew it. It won’t affect his musical output much, as he will still be signed to RCA, of which 19 is a subsidiary. Lambert left 19 Management in August 2011, but remained on the label until this month.
A source close to the dealings says the split is mutually beneficial. “It’s good for both sides,” an insider said. “Adam can move forward with his plans and 19 isn’t stuck in the middle.”
Lambert’s rep confirms that it was a mutual decision and that Lambert and 19 Records left “amicably and with the utmost respect for each other.” He’s not signed to RCA Records and to Direct Management Group, which also names Lambert’s pal Katy Perry as a client. 19 Records is still home to many ‘American Idol‘ alumni, including current champ Phillip Phillips.
Lambert’s publicist also pointed out that the move is part of his “evolution.” We can’t wait to see what else he’s got in store for us!
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