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