John Mayer is one the most loved musicians in the industry. He recently made a surprise announcement pertaining to his future with his record label.
John shared on Friday that his time with Columbia Records is coming to an end after 21 years. The 44-year old shared the news with his 5.5 million followers on Instagram. The news comes eight months after the release of Mayer’s final album with Columbia Records, titled Sob Rock, in July.
John began his post by revealing that he experienced ‘some wonderful personal and creative relationships’ during those 21 years in collaboration together, but now he’s ‘decided not to renew my recording agreement with Columbia Records.’ Mayer continued, ‘Hard as it is to say goodbye, I’m excited to pursue new avenues of making music, both of my own and with other artists.’
The blues enthusiast concluded his post by sharing, ‘I love music more than ever, and I believe some of my best work still lies ahead. With gratitude and enthusiasm, John.’ The announcement came in the form of a letter to his fans on Instagram. Mayer turned off the comments section for the post.
Mayer’s first release with Columbia was his debut studio album, Room For Squares, which dropped in June 2001. It peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard 200, and earned him a Grammy Award For Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Your Body Is A Wonderland. The album turned out to be his best-selling album to date.
You can check out his post below.
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