Tre settimane dopo la pubblicazione del nuovo album, accolto alla grande da critica e pubblico (#2 in UK e #14 in USA), la Capitol Records/Harvest di Steve Barnett annuncia la fine del rapporto artistico con Morrissey.
Questo è quanto è stato lanciato il 10 agosto dal sito “True To You”. Ma secondo fonti vicine a Billboard la notizia non sarebbe vera. “The bard himself has written for the site previously, giving its assertions around Morrissey’s business dealings more ballast than the average website and fueling the fast spread which Billboard reported of the false reports. In spite of that, Billboard has confirmed that Morrissey is still under contract with Harvest, the label behind his most recent album, World Peace Is None of Your Business. A source close to the situation tells Billboard that Moz has not been dropped by Harvest/Capitol, and that his contract with the company calls for two releases, the first of which was World Peace”.
16 agosto. Una nuova telenovela sembra aver coinvolto il Moz. In risposta alla notizia apparsa su Billboard ecco il comunicato che conferma che la Harvest ha rescisso il contratto con Morrissey.
Billboard report Morrissey Wasn’t Dropped By His Record Label
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.