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Let The Bidding War Begin! Britney Spears' Contract With RCA Is Almost UP!

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That's right, Britney Spears may very well be an artist up for grabs!

The pop star's current contract with RCA, formerly Jive Records, only has ONE album left on it, and it appears that there are already two pretty big contenders hoping to sign her for the next phase of her music career!

And the first one may have an unfair advantage: he'll be sitting next to her on the judges panel of The X Factor this September!

According to reports, L.A. Reid is VERY adamant about

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There's A Britney Spears/Shakira Duet Happening!?!

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O.M.G. … This would be major!!!

Sources very close to Shakira's label are whispering about a duet with Britney Spears that is in the works RIGHT NOW.

There have been talks of it ever since Pharrell suggested it, saying:

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R.I.P. Arista And Jive Records

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Sad.

New RCA Records CEO Peter Edge and COO Tom Corson have announced that they are officailly shutting down Arista and Jive Records. They'll be moving the artists from both labels to RCA.

Here's what Corson had to say about it:

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Archie Opens Up About "Leaving" His Label

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Last week, we reported that David Archuleta was dropped from Jive Records after the sales of his last album were less than stellar, to say the least.

At the time, we felt really bad for him, but considering he's so young, we also felt like that being set free from the label might also open him up to create new music without their involvement. Apparently, Archie agrees with us as he's posted a YouTube video, explaining his side of the story of what went down with Jive.

Take a listen to David talk about his "decision" and how its going to affect his career from now on. (above)

So grown up. He's really taking this massive change in stride. Good for him!

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Ciara Asks To Be Dropped From Record Label!

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There has been a lot of talk about Ciara and her label, Jive Records, the last few days and none of it has been very good. The last we heard, C was getting canned by the label because they were having difficulty finding a place for her and getting her sound in tune with their ideas.

But it seems we have all been misled, as Ciara herself has decided to post an explanation on her Facebook page, detailing exactly what has been going on with her music and the label. She writes:

To my fans:

This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, its at that point where I feel we don't share the same views on who I am as a artist. The past two albums have been very frustrating for me. At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored! This project, I even tried to get Gimmie Dat started I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio pds tell me my label didn't want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them. You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can. I'm dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I've tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed.. And was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album..I have so much of me as a artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all.

Love Ciara

Wow. Sounds like a really toxic relationship. We don't understand why they would keep you if they had no intentions of promoting you the way you want to be perceived.

Hopefully some more lives of communication can open up and the label will either give Ciara a chance to do her own thing or cut her loose to pursue other avenues. Either way, something has to be done…and soon.

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Dropped!

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Can't say we're surprised!

Yet another American Idol runner up has been dropped by their label!

Season 8's fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta has "left" Jive Records! A spokesperson reveals:

“Allison Iraheta has parted ways with Jive Records, however she remains signed to 19 Recordings. Allison is currently on the road in the U.S. opening for Adam Lambert on the Glam Nation Tour.”

Oh, well!

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Record Label Blocking Outkast Reunion!

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Crazy!

Jive Records bosses are blocking an Outkast reunion on Big Boi's new album because they won't allow Andre 3000 to record with him!

Big Boi went to Def Jam after Jive told them they couldn't figure out how promote his new album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Big Boi says:

"Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn't know what to do with it. Jive is trying to block Dre from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now."

Super lame of Jive - get over it!

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