In today's world of music where it is tough to sell a record or make any money off sales directly, Adam Lambert has not done a bad job. Compared to most American Idol alums, I would say he is in the top 10%. This past week though he and his record label 19 Recordings decided to go their separate ways when Adam's contract ran out. The deal he has in place with RCA Records is probably a better deal than what he was basically forced to sign as part of his Idol gig. Think about when he was on the show and how his contract is just now ending. He will get better terms with someone else. The thing is now to find him some good songwriters because even though he might get a better deal, if his next record does not debut at number 1, he might be looking for another record deal again. RCA is not just going to want him to sell records overseas, but is going to want some airplay for him here which has not happened in a while.