More Chris Daughtry News
Check out this story in the York Daily Record. Chris Daughtry talks about performing with one of his favorite bands, Live, on the finale, “It was really cool for me, because I’ve never seen a rock band on American Idol…I was originally thinking of singing ‘I Alone’ with him, a song everyone would know…But they were just about to release ‘Mystery.’ It was just an amazing experience, and the new album is fantastic.”
Chris also says that joining the band Fuel is unlikely, but that future work with Live is a good bet.
Here’s an interesting story reported by Reuters about a big management shake-up at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Two BMG executives, Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, resigned yesterday. For you music biz nerds, here is a detailed account of the resignations posted at Billboard. Sony BMG houses several record labels, including the Idol’s record labels, J Records and RCA. Clive Davis, who has guided the debut albums of the Idol winners, is chairman of Sony BMG U.S.
According to the Reuters article, Chris is represented by music industry attorney Owen Sloane, and has “signed with a Bertelsmann label.” That would be Bertelsmann AG, the German company that owns Sony BMG (as a joint venture with Sony Corp), and Fremantlemedia, the company that produces American Idol.
Chris’s attorney, Owen Sloane has negotiated contracts for Frank Zappa, Lindsey Buckingham, Jane’s Addiction, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers, Suzanne Vega and Steve Winwood. Currently he represents Matchbox Twenty, Suzanne Vega, Steve Winwood and the widow of Nat King Cole.
If Chris has indeed signed with a Bertelsmann label already, perhaps 19 Entertainment has decided to manage Chris’s career, despite the fact he didn’t come in 1st or 2nd?
More will be revealed, I’m sure.
Thanks to GR and AS at the HH for the Bertelsmann scoop and to folkgirl for the Sloane bio…