Popular boyband Backstreet Boys broke the news today via their official website that they're no longer signed to long time record label Jive Records. The amicable split is very exciting for the group. "This is the best thing, at the best time that could have ever happened for us”, says Brian Littrell. “We are confident in the future of our band, and are looking forward to the new things to come. 2011 is going to be a great year for us!”
It's about time, in my honest opinion. No offense to Jive Records but based on what is happening with other artists signed to them, I believe Jive doesn't give full efforts in managing their artists. They're kinda lazy to promote their albums and other activities. Look at Kris Allen, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta and even Britney Spears. Good thing these artists have the fan base to support them but if not, nothing's going to happen with their careers because their record label doesn't give them the exposure they need.
Now that the Backstreet Boys is out of Jive Records, I really hope Britney Spears would leave them next so she could finally have creative control over her projects!
Way to go BSB! Your fans are with you!