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Adam Lambert splits with 19 Recordings


Former "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert has split with record label 19 Recordings.

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The Season 8 runner-up has been with the label since after he left the show in 2009 and has seen massive profits with his six RCA Records releases and various other projects. Although Lambert split from 19 Management in 2011, he stayed on with the recording division of 19 Entertainment for another year.

A representative tells The Hollywood Reporter that there is no bad blood between Lambert and the label, saying that they split "amicably and with the utmost respect for each other." Lambert is now with Direct Management Group, which serves several other pop stars, including Katy Perry.

19 Entertainment is still home to many other "Idol" alumni, most notably those from the past two seasons, such as Season 10's James Durbin and Haley Reinhart and Season 11's runner-up Jessica Sanchez and winner Phillip Phillips.

Jan 14, 2013 2:25PM

see kids!   win a singing contest and become a slave to the system.  clay whatshisname sued and got out of ALL of it and signed with someone else. 


kids...u need to get a good contractual lawyer before you sign ANYTHING after these shows.   they will bleed you dry.

Jan 14, 2013 9:28AM
The only purpose of 19R is to bleed young talent to death. They act as a middleman between the artist and the label and take a large % of the profits while adding little to no value. It's a deal they are all forced to sign. The first 5 seasons of American Idol they were forced into a 10 year deal. Can you imagine signing away 10 years? That's what happened to Kelly Clarkson. Then they were sued and now the deal is 4 years. The story left out part of the comment by Lambert's mgmt which was quite snarky. He stated this will work best for both parties since 19R will no longer be stuck in the middle. Lol! Now Lambert and those who get out can deal directly with the label without someones hands in the money
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