Mariah Carey and her long-long time collaborator, Randy Jackson, are parting ways, professionally. Jackson will no longer be co-managing Carey with Irving Azoff. Jackson began representing the singer back in 2011.
“Randy was more an in-between guy,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter. “She was looking for new management and he was like a temporary fix.”
It is also being reported that Carey has signed with Red Light Management, which also represents Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw and Alabama Shakes. However, a rep for the agency would not comment.
Carey and Jackson first began working together in the early 1990s, when Carey was signed to Columbia Records and Jackson was the VP of A&R. Jackson has produced, co-written and played bass on several of Carey’s songs, and toured with her as part of her band. More recently, the pair can be seen sharing the judges’ panel on “American Idol.”