Matt Corby, Australian Idol runner up will be signing with Sony BMG this Tuesday.
Apparently Corby had been in talks with other record companies but eventually settled on signing with Sony BMG as they have agreed to give him artistic freedom.
I had always thought the Idol contracts stated that Sony BMG had first choice of the top 12, then other companies are free to negotiate with them.
Maybe those clauses were unenforceable.
Full story here.