David Archuleta has been dumped by Jive Records after his sophomore album Other Side of Down sold only 63,000 copies since being released last October.
The album is currently 1,640th in sales at Amazon.com. It has to be disheartening for the 20 year old Archuleta to lose his record contract at such an early age.
The 2008 American Idol runner-up is probably one of the nicest and most humble contestants ever on the show. He even kept his poise when American Idol hyped the finale to be a duel between the two Davids, Cook and Archuleta.
He lost to David Cook in the 2008 American Idols final but Cook’s sophomore album is not selling well with his latest album David Cook Pathway is 44,850th in sales since being released in December. If it that far down the list only two months after its release it would not surprise me to see Cook lose his record deal at anytime.
Lee DeWyze Season 9 winner has garnered great reviews on Amazon.com but his album Live it Up is only 813th in sales. He has received 77 five star votes while tallying only six one star votes.
Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood are the only three American Idol winners to sell millions and millions of albums.
Simon Cowell’s new American Idol type show X-Factor will reward winners with $5 million record deals. The pressure to sell their albums will be heightened because of the $5 million and the contracts will probably be written in a way to insure the record label will have a clause to end the contract with a minimal loss to the label if the winner doesn’t sell records in the millions.
Winning on either show only insures a chance to succeed and David Archuleta has found out it also means he can lose the chance just as easily.
Archuleta will go on and perform in person but without the record contract he will never make the money a Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry will make during their career.
The record business is a cutthroat industry and nobody knows it better than David Archuleta.
Louisiana is third in movie production behind Los Angeles and New York due to generous tax credits for companies producing those movies according to Lake Charles (La.) American Press.
It is surprising more states haven’t used the same strategy to attract film producers to film in their state. Anyone watching the credits roll after a movie see the list of those involved in the filming of a movie.
Most of those people live in that state while the movie is being filmed. Those people have to have a place to live and most go out to eat so they can have a hot meal. With 150-200 or more cast and crew staying in a motel for differing lengths of time it has to be a tremendous boost to the economy of that city and state.
With hundreds of actors and crew in a city they have to have a place to sleep and a place to eat a hot meal so the motel industry, restaurants and fast food places thrive while a movie is being shot.
Local stores also would see a marked increase in sales as the out of town visitors have to go to the store to buy necessities, snacks, clothes and etcetera. The tax breaks received by the production companies probably don’t come close to the money pouring into that state because of the cast and crew spending huge amounts of money while making the movie.
The Ghosthunters television series filmed an episode in Alexandria, Louisiana in December which took sixteen days to shoot and it will be shown on they Sy-Fy network on February 23.
There are many television series and movies currently in pre-production or being filmed as of today. Some of the movies may not be what Louisiana had in mind when attracting film makers to Louisiana like Abe Lincoln – Vampire Hunter but they still will take the money that goes along with the movie.
Bad Girls 7 is in the process of being filmed in Louisiana and will be shown on television later this year more than likely. This list at Louisianaentertainment.gov gives a list of movies and television series currently being filmed and those planned in the near future.
For instance Val Kilmer will be in Alexandria to film Seven Below Zero which begins filming in Alexandria on February 21.