Morrissey Still Says He was Dropped by Harvest Records
The ongoing drama provided by Morrissey has made this one of the most entertaining summers as of late. The latest episode in the story of Morrissey has him refuting his label's claim that he's still with them and owes them another album. This came after the singer recently said his record label, Capitol-Harvest Records, dropped him after releasing his latest album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business.'
This past Saturday, True to You, a fansite that often published messages for the former Smiths frontman, published a response to the label's claims. The response said that Morrissey and his lawyer have emails that prove Morrissey is no longer with Capitol-Harvest. The statement also said that Morrissey was never officially signed to Capitol-Harvest in the first place.
Here is True to You's statement in its entirety.
In response to Andrew Flanagan's incorrect report for Billboard online (15 August 2014), 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.
This ordeal comes hot on the heels of a cornucopia of Morrissey-related conflicts, including him blaming canceled shows on the opening act, him being sued by his bodyguard, and various other things about everything from the British royal family to meat eaters. It's been a fun show so far. We can't wait to see where things go from here.