Idol Leaves Sony For Universal


American Idol is just making changes all over the place. Reuters is reporting that Simon Fuller’s 19 Management has replaced Sony Music with Universal Music Group as the label for American Idol artists. Starting this season, Universal will market, promote and distribute the albums from the Idol finalists and winner. "With Idol celebrating our 10th season, I wanted to inject some new power and weight behind our brand," Fuller said in a statement. Meanwhile, the wait to learn who will be sipping Coke at the judges’ table may last a whole lot longer. Ryan Seacrest told the AP Tuesday that it could be weeks before any announcement is made about the season ten judges. C'mon guys: leaving J. Lo on the hook like this is just plain rude. [Reuters, AP]