Last week, Billboard reported that Morrissey hadn’t been dropped from Harvest / Capitol Records, even though he claimed he was. Morrissey had previously posted a statement on fan site True to You, claiming the order came from label head Steve Barnett. Billboard said a source told them that Morrissey actually owed Harvest one more album.
Now, Morrissey has responded to Billboard, saying they’re wrong and he can prove it…
Billboard report Morrissey Wasn’t Dropped By His Record Label
16 August 2014
In response to Andrew Flanagan’s incorrect report for Billboard online (15 August 2014), both Morrissey and Morrissey’s lawyer are in possession of email correspondence from Steve Barnett (head of Capitol-Harvest Records), and also from Steve Barnett’s personal assistant, both of whom confirm that Capitol-Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey. No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of World Peace is None Of Your Business. Contrary to the assured Billboard report, Capitol-Harvest have very clearly stated that they would have no interest in licensing a second album by Morrissey. Russells (London), who represent Morrissey, are presently concluding Morrissey’s relationship with Harvest Records.
Once again, Morrissey is in search of a new label.
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