John Mayer parts ways with Columbia Records after 21 years

John Mayer
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John Mayer has announced he will be leaving Columbia Records, the record label that has worked with the electric guitar star on all his eight studio albums, and with whom he's been with for over two decades.

In a statement posted to social media, Mayer said he’s “excited to pursue new avenues of making music” and that he believes “some of my best work still lies ahead”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.