The ‘Morrissey Dropped From Label’ Debate Continues


It’s like the “he said, they said” between Morrissey and his record label just keeps on going with no end in sight.

Last week, an “inside” source close to the situation had reportedly told Billboard that the former Smith’s frontman was still in the middle of his contract with Harvest/Capitol. The contract that he allegedly signed with Harvest/ Capitol had the singer releasing two album with them.

His recently released album, World Peace is None of Your Business was the first of the two, according to that source, and another was still in limbo.

Today, True to You, Morrissey’s go to blog to write everything and or anything that he has going on in his head or is bothering him, has once again confirmed that Moz had been dropped by the label.

In the blog post, which was not posted by Morrissey, surprisingly, the writer claims that Morrissey and his lawyer are currently in possession of emails that were sent to them from Steve Barnett, the head of the record label, and his personal assistant in which they confirm that the relationship between the singer and the record label had come to an end.

There is also a part in the post in which the writer claims that there was no recording agreement signed by Morrissey for Harvest/Captiol which means the Moz will retain full ownership of World Peace is None of Your Business as well as the label has no interest in licensing a second album from him.

So far, we don’t think anyone knows what’s going on. Harvest/Capitol have yet to officially release a statement about Morrissey’s claims. This all comes after Morrissey blasted the label for not promoting the album like they were suppose to with things like music videos. In his opinion, his fans who made fan-made music videos for tracks on the recently released record, were better at promoting the record than the label themselves.

Morrissey Dropped By Record Label


And the hits keep coming for Morrissey.

Two weeks after a former security guard accused the singer of firing him after not carrying out a so-called “hit” on a fansite editor, the former Smiths frontman has now been reportedly dropped by his record label, Harvest/Capitol Records.

In a post on his blog, True to You, the singer wrote about how his label had not done anything to help promote his recently released record, World Peace is None of Your Business. The post went up on Thursday and by today, the iconic singer once again finds himself without a record label.

In the post, Morrissey praise three fans who went out of their way to create music videos for tracks off of the album. “These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist,” he writes.

Instead of leaving it as is, Moz went on to explain how the record label should have done it to help promote the new record which reached the #2 spot on the charts in the United Kingdom and the #14 spot on the charts in the United States. “A similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself.”

One light note does come out of his semi-lengthy post, he reminds fans of The Smiths that it has been 30 years since the band managed to get to the #2 spot on the charts with zero air play or promotions and how “the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult.”

We’re pretty sure this is not the end of this for Morrissey especially since he will be heading out on the European leg of his tour in October. Now, we should start taking bets how many times this tour will be “rescheduled.”