Groovevolt.com has details on the Backstreet Boys troubles with Jive Records. An employee at the label’s BMG home company said, “They are trying to strike a deal — where they can be signed by another BMG affiliate. BMG has first crack at [Backstreet] if they should leave or be dropped by Jive Records. This means they have the opportunity if presented to them to sign with RCA, J, or Arista. The problem here is that none of these labels are interested in Backstreet Boys because of all the legal baggage that could carry over.”
The Guess What update at Groovevolt.com has since been removed.