finalists “careers are literally not their own” because of “onerous contract.”

finalists “careers are literally not their own” because of “onerous contract.”
“These young performers are wrapped up for recording, management and merchandising under the most restrictive terms imaginable: Their careers are literally not their own.” That’s what Eric Olsen writes in Salon, arguing that the “unusually onerous contract with 19 Group” that American Idol finalists and winner Kelly Clarkson signed leaves their “recording, management and merchandising companies…a fundamental conflict of interest.” He dissects the contract, finding things like a requirement that Kelly appear on World Idol for just $1,400.
+ also: Tamyra may appear on Boston Public.
+ and: Justin won’t dispute accident-related ticket.

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