Levine had already signed on to appear for two more seasons of the NBC reality show when he abruptly resigned last Friday, which means he's giving up a salary "north of $14 million" for each of Seasons 17 and 18, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication suggested that Levine likely departed because of the show's rigorous schedule, noting that "because The Voice audition rounds entail long shoots and substantial edits, and the live shows stretch out over weeks, the payout doesn't appear quite as efficient as some of the more recent reality talent deals." The Hollywood Reporter also said reports of Levine leaving over his sullen NBC upfronts appearance are "overblown." Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the parting was "amicable" and NBC Universal wants to maintain good relations with Levine since he produces the new songwriting reality show Songland.
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