Label Defends Lambert Release
Record label bosses have defended their decision to release an album ADAM LAMBERT recorded before he entered AMERICAN IDOL - and promised the disc will make him a fortune.
Lambert spent three years working on On With the Show, with Los Angeles-based label Wilshire Records.
In a statement issued through Idol producers 19, the 2009 runner-up recently dismissed the disc, saying, "The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on."
But Wilshire bosses insist the music Lambert wrote and recorded with them was always meant to be released.
They tell OK! magazine in a statement, "Adam is now enjoying the success that he and Wilshire Records hoped for. However, he is now represented by high-profile companies who released a statement in Adam’s name saying the songs on On With the Show were recorded four years ago and Adam only contributed vocals. This is simply not true.
"The songs were recorded in a professional recording studio with top notch musicians and producers since the music was always meant to be released. Of the 11 songs that will appear on the album, On With the Show, Adam co-wrote eight with Monte Pittman (Madonna’s guitar player)."
They also boast their record will make Lambert more money than he'll earn from any post-American Idol deal, adding, "As co-writer and performer, Adam will receive significant royalties just as any superstar artist would. He has the chance, finally, to make a fortune for his work - definitely more with this album than through a major label deal.
"This pre-Idol work is a fantastic representation of who Adam is and what inspired him during the months before he became famous."