Morrissey has claimed that he has proof that he has been dropped by his label, Capitol-Harvest Records.
The label recently denied claims made by Morrissey himself that their relationship had ended following the release of new album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ earlier this year. However, in a new post issued to fansite True To You, the former Smiths frontman maintains that is no longer signed to the label and also denies suggestions he owes the label a second album.
Morrissey’s statement on True To You reads: “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.”
The news comes after Morrissey appeared to criticise his label, with the singer hinting at “public deception” in the music industry in a separate update posted on True To You.
Meanwhile, in his only interview of 2014 Morrissey stated his belief that Jamie Oliver should be “gassed by Princess Anne” and urged Scottish voters to separate from the rest of the UK.