BMG DUMP MORRISSEYNovember 16, 2020
BMG Records have dropped Morrissey. Following the March 2020 release of I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN
(#1 Scotland, #1 Poland, #3 Britain, #3 France, #10 Spain, #13 Germany, #2, #9, #17, #18 U.S.A. - depending
on which official chart you follow), BMG have appointed a new Executive who does not want another Morrissey
album. Instead, the new BMG Executive has announced new plans for 'diversity' within BMG's artist roster, and
all projected BMG Morrissey releases/reissues have been scrapped.
"This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020," said Morrissey, "we would be critically insane to expect anything positive."
Morrissey is once again in search of a new label willing to release his music.
"My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It's still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn't want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave - especially when the word 'talent' is notably never mentioned."
Morrissey's duet with David Bowie is now available on Parlophone via Warner.
"There are too many cases of successful artists languishing at labels who are no longer interested in them." Alistair Norbury, BMG.
Morrissey's Las Vegas residency remains in place for 2021.
above quotes collected by V.Pearson for M.Central.
full interview will be printed shortly.