Monday, January 07, 2008

Freed from Majors in '07

UPDATE: "Freed" sounds better than "dropped" which is the word I originally used incorrectly.

Posting this list since I found it to be pretty interesting. Obviously, some have already moved on to new labels (Radiohead, The White Stripes) or just broken up entirely (Blood Brothers, Sound Team).

Airbourne
Alexz Johnson
Alkaline Trio
Amerie
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Annie Steela
Ari Hest
Aslyn
Big Pooh and Little Brother
Blood Brothers
Bo Bice
Brendan James
Brett Ryan
Christian Daniel
Christina Milian
CMurder
Dandy Warhols
DMX
Fischerspooner
From First To Last
Goldie
Hedley
IMA Robot
INXS
JC Chasez
Jewel
J-Kwon
Joe Budden
Kelis
Kevin Devine
King Elementary
Liz Phair
Melissa Auf der Mar
Men, Women and Children
Moby
Mooney Suzuki
Natalie Warner
Nine Inch Nails
Northern State
Otep
Over It
P.O.D.
Paris Hilton
Paul McCartney
Phase 9
Prophet Omega
Radiohead
Reeve Oliver
Ronnie Day
Ruben Studdard
Shaggy
Shout Out Louds
Skye Sweetnam
Sound Team
Sparklehorse
Stacie Orrico
Sugarcult
Summer Obsession
The Clipse
The Donnas
The Music
The Outline
The Redwalls
The Vines
What About Frank
White Stripes

6 comments:

indeciSEAN said...

i think it would be a lot more interesting if it were true...even quickly glancing i noticed half a dozen artists on that list who weren't "dropped" but fought to get off of their labels/out of their contracts...i'm sure with some research a larger number would prove to be true of folks in the same exact boat.

Kathy/KKat said...

Bo Bice formed his own record label and recorded a fantastic album called "See the Light" in his own recording studio -- all his own orignal songs! The CD is a Walmart exclusive, downloads are available online everywhere. His music video "Witness" was #1 on VH1 Top 20 Countdown for three weeks, and he's putting together a tour now. So Bo is a Freebird, doing alright for himself!!

JK said...

"dropped" probably isn't the right word. i should change that. i'm certainly aware that many of these bands made their own choices.

NF said...

can't wait to see what Jack White is up to next.

ultra8201 said...

Sound Team Broke up :(

Welcome Back guys, I was starting to worry...

JK said...

thanks...although I think posting will still be pretty inconsistent. that was sad news about sound team. that bad had a lot of potential.