‘American Idol’s’ David Cook and RCA Records Part Ways

“I’m currently without a record deal,” the season 7 winner tells THR.

by Shirley Halperin

Season 7 winner David Cook debuted a new song on American Idol Thursday night, but it won’t be coming out on RCA Records.

The show alum tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m currently without a record deal.” He’s self-releasing “The Last Song I’ll Write For You” to “see how the song does.” 

Cook reveals that his contract with Sony Music-owned RCA Records was up after his second album, This Loud Morning. “It just felt like the time to try something different,” he says. “I love the creative control, so we’re going to self-release and see what happens from there.” He also parted ways with 19 Entertainment, as THR previously reported, and is currently being managed by Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment.

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