David Archuleta has unfortunately been “released from [Jive]‘s roster”, and he’s no longer with WEG management, either. What’s a lost Idol alum to do now that he appears to be a free agent? Archie, despite circumstances, sounded as sunny as the weather in a video he posted online to explain the situation with Jive and his management. The singer also reassured his precious Arch Angels that he’ll continue to make new music — in fact, he’s been solely focused on writing all by himself. Watch David’s fan vlog below.
“The President of Sony, Barry Wise, who is also over at Jive records, has left the company. And same with my A&R guy, Jeff Finster… he’s no longer there, too. So, a lot of people have been leaving, they’re changing as a company. And I’m changing as an artist, and I’m changing the direction I’m going, too. There were offers to continue working with them, but it didn’t feel like the right thing.”
“I need to start going in a different direction,” he continued. “It felt like the right time to part ways.”
In respect to him no longer under the same management, Archie says, “I realized this is not where I need to be right now.”
David’s career may be up in the air at the moment, but getting dropped by your label certainly doesn’t mean it’s the end. As Buzzworthy points out, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have both been dropped by their labels before kickin’ ass on the pop charts and obtaining monumental success.
Plus, we know how insanely supportive his fanbase is. We think he’ll be a-okay.