Blake has signed with Arista in conjunction with 19 Recordings. And yes, that is squarely under Clive's thumb.
Clive said in a statement, "Blake has a strong music sensibility and knows who he is and what his music should represent. His collaborators are all knocked out by him."
Does that mean Clive will leave him alone?
Among the producers working with Blake are Jonathan "JR" Rotem (Rihanna's "SOS") and S*A*M & Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls).
The album is scheduled for release in late 2007.