All the acts that lost major label deals in 2007

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As we embark on this fresh, new year, we thought it a good time to take stock of all the artists (or as many as we could remember — like JC Chasez, pictured) who lost their major label deals during a tumultuous 2007. Some were dropped, others had contracts expire, and many were simply caught up in consolidation and closings. Of course, several have found new homes already, but plenty of bands are free agents. What does it mean for the music business in ’08? Are more casualties on the way? Besides the Radioheads and White Stripes of the world, do you see a future for any of these acts? Any noteworthy acts we left off the list?

The list after the jump…

Airbourne
Alexz Johnson
Alkaline Trio
Amerie
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead…
Annie Steela
Ari Hest
Aslyn
Big Pooh and Little Brother
Blood Brothers
Bo Bice
Brendan James
Brett Ryan
Christian Daniel
Christina Milian
CMurder
Dandy Warhols
DMX
Fischerspooner
From First To Last
Goldie
Hedley
IMA Robot
INXS
JC Chasez
Jewel
J-Kwon
Joe Budden
Kelis
Kevin Devine
King Elementary
Liz Phair
Melissa Auf der Mar
Men, Women and Children
Moby
Mooney Suzuki
Natalie Warner
Nine Inch Nails
Northern State
Otep
Over It
P.O.D.
Paris Hilton
Paul McCartney
Phase 9
Prophet Omega
Radiohead
Reeve Oliver
Ronnie Day
Ruben Studdard
Shaggy
Shout Out Louds
Skye Sweetnam
Sound Team
Sparklehorse
Stacie Orrico
Sugarcult
Summer Obsession
The Clipse
The Donnas
The Music
The Outline
The Redwalls
The Vines
What About Frank
White Stripes

Airbourne
Alexz Johnson
Alkaline Trio
Amerie
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead…
Annie Steela
Ari Hest
Aslyn
Big Pooh and Little Brother
Blood Brothers
Bo Bice
Brendan James
Brett Ryan
Christian Daniel
Christina Milian
CMurder
Dandy Warhols
DMX
Fischerspooner
From First To Last
Goldie
Hedley
IMA Robot
INXS
JC Chasez
Jewel
J-Kwon
Joe Budden
Kelis
Kevin Devine
King Elementary
Liz Phair
Melissa Auf der Mar
Men, Women and Children
Moby
Mooney Suzuki
Natalie Warner
Nine Inch Nails
Northern State
Otep
Over It
P.O.D.
Paris Hilton
Paul McCartney
Phase 9
Prophet Omega
Radiohead
Reeve Oliver
Ronnie Day
Ruben Studdard
Shaggy
Shout Out Louds
Skye Sweetnam
Sound Team
Sparklehorse
Stacie Orrico
Sugarcult
Summer Obsession
The Clipse
The Donnas
The Music
The Outline
The Redwalls
The Vines
What About Frank
White Stripes

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  • drella66

    I cant believe that liz phair, alkaline trio and trail of dead are on the list, the others i dont really care about

  • jcarla

    It would be nice to know: a)why they are on the list (dropped vs consolidation) and b)did they sign with a new label?

  • Snarf

    DMX and Paris Hilton lost their record deals? So bad things do happen to awful people! karma.

  • Ben S

    I agree with Jcarla, we need to know why each artist is sans label for this to be a useful list. And Nine Inch Nails will always have a future.

  • Beth

    And some fought tooth and nail to be released so they could work with a label that would actually do something for them…like JC Chasez and Kelis. Both were incredibly over looked by Jive, because all of Jive’s focus was on the trainwreck that is Britney. Let’s hope they are both on to bigger and much better things.

  • Rasha

    JC Chasez is such a talent, dare I say musical genius, it sucks that he’s having such a hard time getting his solo career off the ground. As soon as his second album comes out, I’m buying as many copies as I can! Watch out for him, his time is coming.

  • Matt Brown

    I really don’t think Paul McCartney is up all night sweating about what his future holds now.

  • Heather

    Bo Bice is lucky to have been dropped. I hated the album he put out post-Idol. And he just put out an album on his own label that’s way above and beyond that first one. It’s the Bo Bice that almost beat Carrie Underwood, not the “Clive wants me to be Nickelback” drivel that inhabited the first album.

  • Kathy/KKat

    Bo Bice formed his own independent record label and recorded his kick-ass album called “See The Light” in his own studio. It’s available in Walmart stores and everywhere online… and it ROCKS! His music video “Witness” was #1 on VH1 for three weeks!

  • Anonymous

    “JC Chasez is such a talent, dare I say musical genius” no you don’t say

  • Anonymous

    JC Chasez is horrible

  • euh

    it’s melissa auf der maur. with a ‘u’. and some of these acts (like NIN) will indeed always have a future. but it’s too bad young bands with lots of talent like shout out louds and the music got dropped. couldn’t care less about paris hilton though. as far as i’m concerned, what she produces can’t even be called music.

  • euh

    it’s melissa auf der maur. with a ‘u’. and some of these acts (like NIN) will indeed always have a future. but it’s too bad young bands with lots of talent like shout out louds and the music got dropped. couldn’t care less about paris hilton though. as far as i’m concerned, what she produces can’t even be called music.

  • Jonathan F.

    “JC Chasez is such a talent, dare I say musical genius.” Dear Lord, I hope that was sarcasm.

  • reid

    Jewel may have had her biggest hits more than a decade ago, but she is extremely talented and needs to record more….and please go back to your original folk style!

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