Contact Us

Arista, Jive, J Records Will Cease, Moving Under RCA

WireImage

Major label restructuring is nothing new in the music business, especially in the digital age of iTunes and artists commanding their careers by introducing music via social networking sites like Twitter. Friday (Oct. 7), news broke that Jive Records, Arista Records and J Records will cease to exist and the companies will now move under the fold of RCA Records.

RCA COO Tom Corson says the decision to “retire” and tuck the three long-standing labels under one brand is a focus on reinventing RCA. However, he’s quick to follow-up with a remark that the downsizing may not be permanent; the record labels could possibly be rebirthed in the future if the need arises.

“We’ve learned to work with less and hopefully accomplish the same or more,” Corson tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But by definition, the business has shrunk — the staffing has shrunk, our rosters are smaller. But we’re still profitable. Like any other business, you have to make money. But we’re an efficient machine.”

RCA has reportedly laid off employees and artists over the past few weeks.

J Records artists like Alicia Keys and Mario will likely make the transition and move under the RCA umbrella as well as Jive acts like Chris Brown and Miguel.

Watch Alicia Keys’ Live Sessions at the Beacon Theatre

%VIRTUAL-globalVideoEmbed-{“videoIds”:”517503887″,”width”:”480″,”height”:”429″}%

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!