Friday, February 20, 2009

Free Bird

Graphic by fountaindawg

This is the way,
That i state my independence,
That i'm no longer connected to your memory.
This is the day that i'm making my defection
~From "No More Sad Songs~

Are the fans mourning the parting of the ways between RCA and Clay Aiken? Heck No! It's about time because RCA never appreciated Clay's talent, or promoted his music properly. He was little more than a cash cow. No matter where he ends up--another label or independent--things can only be better because they surely couldn't have been much worse. RCA literally squandered Clay's early success and popularity by sticking him with a covers album and catering almost exclusively to the "Claymates", a term, by the way, that at least half the fandom hates.

From People:

The rumors started when his likeness was removed from his record's Web site and now Clay Aiken is setting the record straight: the former American Idol has parted ways with RCA Records, Aiken's rep has confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.

"We were unable to come to terms in a recent contract negotiation, and decided that it was best to move on," the rep, Cindi Berger, said Friday.
The buzz about Aiken's exit was fueled earlier week when his picture disappeared online and Billboard, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that Aiken, 30, had been dropped by the label.

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At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clay has gotten more publicity from the parting of the ways than he did with his last album.

So long RCA; it was nice to know you; NOT.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Carolina Clay said...


Wow, your first commenter nailed it -- there's been more publicity about Clay's parting that for OMWH!

You did, too. Thnx for another great blog. Love Fountaindawg's graphic!

Have a super week!



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