Jared Leto on parting ways with record label: ‘We’re free and clear and excited about the future’

The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman says being unsigned is 'a wonderful place to be'

Jared Leto has discussed his band 30 Seconds To Mars parting ways with their record label.

The band recently completed a nine year deal with Virgin EMI and are now unsigned, having ended their troubled relationship with the label. The group’s latest album, ‘Love, Lust, Faith And Dreams’, fulfilled all the band’s commitments as part of the deal.

“We are free and clear and excited about the future,” the frontman told Billboard. “It’s the most wonderful place to be.”


Virgin tried to sue 30 Seconds To Mars for $30 million dollars for failing to deliver three out of the five albums they were contracted for after the band tried to terminate the contract under the California Labour Code. The law permits entertainers to end contracts that are seven years or more old.

The band have documented the tumultuous period in their career in new film, Artifact, which was directed by Jared Leto. The documentary takes place during the making of their 2010 album ‘This Is War’ and features appearances from the band, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and music industry figures. You can watch a trailer for it below.