David Archuleta is now saying he left Jive Records due to his career taking a new direction. Earlier it had been reported that Jive had dropped him from the roster of artists due to poor album sales.
Archuleta said he wants to take his music in a different direction. It will be interesting to see what kind of music he will embrace when making this change.
He also dropped his management agency saying he wants to take control of his life. Hopefully these changes will help him advance his career after his last album failing badly in total sales.
This article at USA Today better describes his reasons for the changes: