Morrissey is still claiming he has been dumped by his record label, despite Harvest Records denying it.
The singer now claims he has proof of his firing from an email correspondence with Steve Barnett, head of Capitol-Harvest Records.
Last week, fan site true-to-you.net, claimed Harvest Records had cut the singer from its roster. The site posted a statement saying, “Morrissey is once again in search of a record label.”
The apparent sacking came less than a month after the release of his tenth studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, his first LP in five years.
Harvest Records put out a statement via Andrew Flanagan, a writer at Billboard, confirming that Morrissey is still under contract with Harvest, and that he still owes the label another album.
Yesterday, Moz released another statement through true-to-you.net, it reads:
“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.”
I guess the ball is now back in Harvest Records’ court.