Crystal Bowersox Splits With Jive Records

After the news broke that Lee DeWyze, the winner of American Idol Season 9 had parted ways with RCA, it’s no surprise that Season 9 runner-up, Crystal Bowersox is also splitting with the RCA group.  It’s as if the other shoe has finally dropped.  TV Line confirms the split with her manager.

(Update: According to THR, Crystal’s contract with 19Recordings has also expired)

Crystal says that she expects her sophomore album to be an independent release, especially in light of the fact that RCA announced earlier this month plans to shut down its Jive, J, and Arista labels, and bring only some of those label’s artists into the RCA group.

“I’m not worried about where I’m gonna be, ” said Crystal. “I’m gonna be making music if it’s on my own label or if it’s with somebody else. I’d love to work with ATO, Dave Matthews’ label. We’ll see what happens.”

“For not having any radio play and any great promotion, I think I’ve done pretty well on sales, ” Bowersox said. “I’m able to provide a good, comfortable life for my family, and that’s what I wanted out of it.”

“Jive was great working with me. I’m a little hot-headed sometimes, but all in all, they’ve been really good to me, ” she said with a laugh. “And I continue to do this for a living. There’s nothing better.”

Crystal is currently writing for her sophomore album. “I’ve got a bunch of songs on a list, and I’m gonna sit and sift through them and see what I think is right for the next album, ” she said. “I’m hoping for a late spring or early summer [2012] release. I’ll start recording over the winter and we’ll go from there.”

Crystal’s debut, Farmer’s Daughter sold 58K copies in its first week of release (in December 2010) It has sold 210K to date.

I’m not too worried about Crystal. She got her foot in the door.  She’ll release her music independently, enabling her to do the thing that she loves while providing for her family.

This Tuesday, you can see Crystal make her acting debut in on ABC at 10 pm.

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