Awards for winners and finalists

The winner receives a contract with a major label that can be up to six albums and thus controls 19 of American Idol (which has the right of first refusal to sign all competitors) and Provide management contract As various advantageous contract.Prior to the new season all winners have won at least $ 1 million in their first year as a winner.All the first 10 season finalists, as well as certain other finalists, also received record contracts with major labels.However, from the season 11, the second can guarantee a single contract.BMG / Sony (season 1 – 9) and UMG (season 10 15) had the first refusal right to sign a competitor for three months after the season finale.From the 14th season, the winner was signed at Big Machine Record.Clive Davis also produced some of the candidate albums selected as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino and Diana DeGarmo.Every 10 finalists (11 and 12 in Season 10) gains privilege but participants go on a tour that allows them to earn a total of 6 figures.