UPDATE: Universal Music UK sent the below statement to Billboard regarding Morrissey's claim that it blocked him from releasing his 2009 song "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" as a charity single for the victims of the Paris attacks:
"We have not received -- let alone refused -- any request from Morrissey himself related to ‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’. While we have not been contacted directly by Morrissey, after seeing the comments on his website last week, we asked his representative to confirm his intentions and which charity he had in mind to support via the song’s proceeds. We are yet to receive a reply.
Many people at Universal Music have been personally affected by the events in Paris. The implication that we have blocked a request from Morrissey in favour of another tribute 'utilizing our current crop of Universal artists' is hurtful and wrong."