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American Idol label partnership up for renewal

By | Published on Tuesday 27 July 2010

Word has it Sony Music’s contract with the ‘American Idol’ franchise is up for renewal and show creator Simon Fuller – who still has an executive producer role on the programme – is in talks with other majors, in particular Universal, about doing a deal for future show winners.

The record sales of recent American idols haven’t been quite as good as back in the show’s hey day, though with all that free telly exposure, a relationship with the programme will still be attractive to both current partners Sony and their competitors.