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Morrissey dropped by record label following critical rant

on August 10, 2014, 11:02am

On Thursday, Morrissey posted a new, lengthy diatribe on True-to-You in which he criticized his record label, Capitol/Harvest, for failing to fund a music video behind his new album, World Peace Is None of Your Business. Come Sunday, he now finds himself without a label.

In a statement on True-To-You, Morrissey announced that he’s been dropped by Capitol/Harvest, “as directed by label boss Steve Barnett,” and is now in search of a new label. He also reminds us how well the album did commercially despite the lack of support from the label.

The full statement reads as following:

Three weeks after the release of Morrissey’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business (#2 UK, #14 US), Capitol Records/Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey, as directed by label boss Steve Barnett.
Morrissey is once again in search of a record label.

Our next chance for Morrissey drama comes in October when he attempts to return to the road for a leg of European tour dates. Stay tuned.

(Read: Morrissey In His Own Words: The Singer’s Best Quotes

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