Morrissey Dropped by Harvest Records
Morrissey has parted with Harvest Records less than a month after the Capitol imprint released his 10th studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, according to Moz fan site True to You.
"Morrissey is once again in search of a record label,” True to You posts, noting that the decision came from Capitol Records Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett.
In an Aug. 5 post on True to You, Morrissey praised a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” and also took a dig at Harvest for not doing the same.
“A similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label,” he groaned of his new album's lack of music videos. “Please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself,” the singer continued. “God bless social media!”
Morrissey also noted that “I have not received any television invitations -- worldwide! -- to either discuss World peace is none of your business, or even to sing any songs from the album.”
World Peace Is None Of Your Business was released on July 15.
Morrissey signed with Harvest in a deal announced earlier this year. Prior to his recent album, the artist’s last effort came in 2009 with "Years of Refusal" through Lost Highway/Universal. He has not yet been removed as a featured artist on Harvest’s website.
Billboard has reached out to Harvest Records representatives for comment.