Band join Robbie Williams in their protest against EMI
The newly reunited band is now threatening to withhold their next album until they receive assurances about the record label’s financial security.
The Verve were due to deliver their long-awaited follow-up to 1997’s ‘Urban Hymns’ in June. A question mark now looms over whether this release date still stands.
As already reported, Radiohead and Paul McCartney have already walked out in protest and Coldplay are considering following suit. It is also reported that Robbie Williams is ‘on strike’ until the label sorts itself out.
Summers revealed his anger over the reduction in advances paid to artists, commenting that EMI, led by Guy Hands, “has not got a clue of what this business is about”.
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