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by Alexandra Pollard

Tags: Morrissey

Morrissey insists he's been dropped by label, says he has proof

Harvest Records said the claims were untrue


Morrissey insists he's been dropped by label, says he has proof


Despite his label's denial, Morrissey has once again insisted that he has been dropped by Harvest Records - and claims to have proof.

News first broke of Morrissey's departure from the label on 9 August, after the former Smiths frontman posted a statement on his official fan site announcing, "Capitol Records/Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey."

Following this though, the label released a statement via Billboard which said that not only has he not been dropped, he owes them one more album.

Yesterday, the confusion trundled on further. Morrissey posted another statement which read:

"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."

A further post this morning said: "I am so sorry that Harvest Records did not understand what they had."

We await Harvest's response with baited breath.

Below: 17 of Morrissey's most outrageous quotes

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