British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years.

British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years.

The licensing relationship, which covered the world ex-U.K., helped drive international success for such acts as Royksopp, Propellerheads and the Bees.

WoS' relationship with the EMI division goes back to January 1998 when Virgin France's Labels licensed the Propellerheads debut album for several European markets. Subsequently, WoS inked a license label deal with Labels in August 1998.

Both parties re-upped in July 2002. Under that deal, WoS remained independent, whilst tapping into EMI's Labels companies network in Europe, as well as Labels Europe's international department.

According to a spokesman, EMI will retain a relationship with a number of WoS acts. Propellerheads are signed to Virgin France for the world outside North and South America, the United Kingdom and Japan. Royksopp are signed to Virgin France for the world, and licensed to WoS to U.K. and Ireland.

"Labels/EMI have been supportive partners for WoS for the last six years. Now it's time for us to move on and re-model our international set-up," says Mark Jones, who founded WoS in 1994.