Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still pub

Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped by Andy Malt - Complete Music Update

Universal has declined to comment on claims made by Morrissey’s True To You fansite that the singer has been dropped by the Harvest imprint of the mega-major’s Capitol division.

It was widely reported over the weekend that the label had dropped Morrissey just three weeks after the release of his latest album, ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’. The news was based on claims made by his True To You fansite, which said on Saturday: “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”.

The ‘dropped by Harvest’ claim followed mild criticism of the label by Morrissey for not producing a decent video for the album’s title track, while at the same time praising DIY efforts made by fans. Though if mild label-dissing was a reason for dropping artists, there wouldn’t be many still with record deals.

In June this year, True To You published a similar article to its latest claims, saying that Morrissey had ended his 30 year partnerships with Warner/Chappell and was seeking a new publishing deal.

At the time, Warner/Chappell also told CMU that it would not usually comment on such claims. However, given how widely they had been reported, a spokesperson did confirm that Warner/Chappell remains the publisher for Morrissey’s Smiths and solo songs, including his latest album.



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Morrissey_Sucks

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

So Morrissey is the one that informed Harvest that they have dropped him? Interesting...
 

SuedeMoz

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

So Morrissey is the one that informed Harvest that they have dropped him? Interesting...
I didn't read that from the statement. Other than for publishing, it was a no comment.
 

Chickpea

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

Sometimes "no comment" is just no comment.
 
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Potsie Weber

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

I have it on good authority that this "no comment" does not just mean"no comment"
 

MozRecording

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

I have it on good authority that this "no comment" does not just mean"no comment"
From the same source that said the lawsuit didn't exist?
 

bandrus1

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

no longer on the label.... as a solo artist wink wink :)
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

Care to elaborate, then?
Morrissey sent the fax to the NME saying Smiths split. It was sent from The Sands Hotel. Marr, who was still oscillating on whether or not to leave the group got fed up with the rumours and against Angie's good counsel phoned NME. Severed Alliance.
Morrissey walks away smelling clean as a virgin's honeypot!
 

Belligerent Ghoul

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

Bullshit.

Morrissey sent the fax to the NME saying Smiths split. It was sent from The Sands Hotel. Marr, who was still oscillating on whether or not to leave the group got fed up with the rumours and against Angie's good counsel phoned NME. Severed Alliance.
Morrissey walks away smelling clean as a virgin's honeypot!
 

Belligerent Ghoul

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

You could cut the tension in here like a cheesecake. Good Night, and Good Luck.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Article: Universal says ‘no comment’ on claims Morrissey has been dropped; Warner/Chappell still

I have it on good authority that this "no comment" does not just mean"no comment"
I have it on good authority that you're a know-nothing twat.
 
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