Monday 27 January 2020

Has Morrissey been dropped by his label three weeks after album release?

Morrissey claims he has been dropped by his record label
Morrissey claims he has been dropped by his record label

Morrissey and Capitol have 'ended their relationship', according to Morrissey fan site True To You.

Despite Capitol releasing Morrissey's first album in five years less than a month ago through Harvest Records, it appears the relationship has foundered.

"Three weeks after the release of Morrissey's World Peace Is None Of Your Business (#2 UK, #14 US), Capitol Records/Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey, as directed by label boss Steve Barnett." read a statement on True To You on Saturday August 9.

It added, "Morrissey is once again in search of a record label."

There has been no comment either from Morrissey's camp or Harvest.

Morrissey's latest album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, was released last month and was slated as the first in a proposed two album deal.

However, issues arose between Morrissey and his label regarding the singer's official Twitter account, which has since been deleted.  Further problems arose when the album hit No 2 in the UK in its first week only to slide to No 12 in its second amid lukewarm reviews.

The 55-year-old singer also claimed, via True To You, that Harvest did not pay for a music video and that he had received no requests to publicise the record on TV.

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