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Record Label Dumps Morrissey



August 10, 2014
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Morrissey has been dropped by his record label, according to reports.

Harvest Records are thought to have parted ways with the musician, just weeks after the release of World Peace is None of Your Business.

The news comes after the former Smiths frontman posted a statement on the fansite criticizing his record label.

In the statement, Morrissey thanked fans for making unofficial videos for his latest song, and commented that "a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label".

In the same rant, he criticized meat consumption and spoke about "political stupidity".





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Reply #1 posted 08/10/14 2:52pm

Gunsnhalen

blahblah bored2 Morrisey whining about the same shit since 1985. This is likte telling me coke is sweet lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #2 posted 08/10/14 3:05pm

thesoulbrother

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I can honestly say that I've never heard this man's music but from what I gather, he's a cry-baby. Everything associated with Morrisey is pissing and moaning.

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Reply #3 posted 08/10/14 3:35pm

ABeautifulOne

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thesoulbrother said:

I can honestly say that I've never heard this man's music but from what I gather, he's a cry-baby. Everything associated with Morrisey is pissing and moaning.

yeah, this.

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Reply #4 posted 08/10/14 4:10pm

MotownSubdivis
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ABeautifulOne said:



thesoulbrother said:


I can honestly say that I've never heard this man's music but from what I gather, he's a cry-baby. Everything associated with Morrisey is pissing and moaning.



yeah, this.

3rded. He sounds like a self-righteous, self-absorbed, entitled, whiny elitist and that certainly doesn't inspire me to listen to his music.
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Reply #5 posted 08/10/14 6:02pm

CynicKill

I think he's pretty good. Think Neil Tennant but better. Or what Neil Tennant aspired to be. And his autobiography is well on it's way to being a literary classic.

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Reply #6 posted 08/10/14 6:59pm

Gunsnhalen

CynicKill said:

I think he's pretty good. Think Neil Tennant but better. Or what Neil Tennant aspired to be. And his autobiography is well on it's way to being a literary classic.

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol


I like Morrisey to a point... but a literary classic? his book? lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Neil in my opinion wrote better songs too. At least Neil talked about all kinds of shit... and did it without whining lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

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Reply #7 posted 08/10/14 7:13pm

CynicKill

Well at least it's literary. Have you read it?

And I love Neil. They're both clever writers. I guess it's the extreme-ness of Morrissey's personality that puts him on a higher level.

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Reply #8 posted 08/10/14 8:33pm

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he's an odd guy who became famous at a pretty young age - kinda like Prince

and he still kills it live - like Prince

he also doesn't give a fuck - just like Prince

[Edited 8/10/14 20:34pm]

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Reply #9 posted 08/11/14 10:10am

TD3

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Who signs with a label these days? He's an established artist... he has options.


Morriessy is only happy if he is complaining about something. I like some of his stuff, but he's to be tuned out... if he's not making music.

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Reply #10 posted 08/11/14 10:43am

Shawy89

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3rdeyedude said:

he's an odd guy who became famous at a pretty young age - kinda like Prince

and he still kills it live - like Prince

he also doesn't give a fuck - just like Prince

[Edited 8/10/14 20:34pm]

Morrissey is better than Prince lyricism wise.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
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Reply #11 posted 08/11/14 11:07am

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TD3 said:

Who signs with a label these days? He's an established artist... he has options.

Most artists are busy being artists, not marketers and web designers. Morrissey, even more specifically, is a writer. It makes more sense to me that he has a book than a label.

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Reply #12 posted 08/11/14 1:04pm

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Cinny said:

TD3 said:

Who signs with a label these days? He's an established artist... he has options.

Most artists are busy being artists, not marketers and web designers. Morrissey, even more specifically, is a writer. It makes more sense to me that he has a book than a label.

That's true, but its an option. After reading Morrissey's open letter; he seems to think his latest album release wasn't given much pub by his record company or the media because its political views. Of course not knowing the full story, there maybe more to why he was dropped. But if he thinks record labels may not give him a fair shake... do his on thing his way.

Hire people (a person) to do the techy stuff and sign-up with a PR firm. Would he have to be more invovled, maybe. Will some avenues (TV stuff) be off limtes probably. His fans will follow and support him where ever he goes.

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Reply #13 posted 08/11/14 2:16pm

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TD3 said:

That's true, but its an option. After reading Morrissey's open letter; he seems to think his latest album release wasn't given much pub by his record company or the media because its political views. Of course not knowing the full story, there maybe more to why he was dropped. But if he thinks record labels may not give him a fair shake... do his on thing his way.

It's true, if he went independent, he would see how hard it is to sell a political album! eek

TD3 said:

Hire people (a person) to do the techy stuff and sign-up with a PR firm. Would he have to be more invovled, maybe. Will some avenues (TV stuff) be off limtes probably. His fans will follow and support him where ever he goes.

Haven't seen him on the telly lately anyway. hmmm

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Reply #14 posted 08/11/14 2:48pm

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Cinny said:

TD3 said:

That's true, but its an option. After reading Morrissey's open letter; he seems to think his latest album release wasn't given much pub by his record company or the media because of his political views. Of course not knowing the full story, there maybe more to why he was dropped. But if he thinks record labels may not give him a fair shake... do his on thing his way.

It's true, if he went independent, he would see how hard it is to sell a political album! eek

TD3 said:

Hire people (a person) to do the techy stuff and sign-up with a PR firm. Would he have to be more invovled, maybe. Will some avenues (TV stuff) be off limtes probably. His fans will follow and support him where ever he goes.

Haven't seen him on the telly lately anyway. hmmm

It depends on how you see the glass, half empty or half full. biggrin


Its not like Morrissey has ever gone along to get along, if that was the case his music career would have been DOA. You know where the man stands, whether you agree or not. Even so, he has always written some songs in a very cheeky way to convey his opinions, whether you agree or not. I go back to his open letter, were he says in affect: Don't think record companies aren't immune following in lines with the powers maybe believe. Again, if he believes he doesn't have the freedom to record whatever his creative minds leads him to, he can make a go for it without a labels backing. Morrissey can afford to take that risk, he's not living hand to mouth.

If he not signed by another label or can't find a label that meets his needs, what do you think he going to do? Stop making music? He'll record and then find a way to get his music to the public.

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Reply #15 posted 08/11/14 4:38pm

aardvark15

Heaven knows he must be miserable now....like he was yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that....

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Reply #16 posted 08/11/14 5:45pm

avasdad

ehhh....he's a miserabe old fuck anyway... he was dropped because no one buys his music!

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Reply #17 posted 08/11/14 8:24pm

3rdeyedude

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He is worth over 30 million. He's got houses in L.A. and in Ireland. I doubt he is miserable. I kinda thought he was miserable too until I saw him on the Craig Kilborn show. Check it out:

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Reply #18 posted 08/11/14 11:31pm

Identity

If I had that much bank I would ditch the idea of record labels entirely and hire someone to create and maintain a direct-to-fans sales platform and marketing service. The Internet Age has made it easier for an artist to open up prosperous new worlds.


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Reply #19 posted 08/12/14 4:02am

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thesoulbrother said:

I can honestly say that I've never heard this man's music but from what I gather, he's a cry-baby. Everything associated with Morrisey is pissing and moaning.



it's called "Indie" lol

Vanglorious... this is protected by the red, the black, and the green. With a key... sissy!
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Reply #20 posted 08/12/14 4:56am

midnightmover

Last time he got dropped by a record company he bounced back after a few years with arguably his best and most successful solo album. I doubt that's gonna happen again. But you never know.

“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
- Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #21 posted 08/12/14 5:11am

steakfinger

Shawy89 said:

3rdeyedude said:

he's an odd guy who became famous at a pretty young age - kinda like Prince

and he still kills it live - like Prince

he also doesn't give a fuck - just like Prince

[Edited 8/10/14 20:34pm]

Morrissey is better than Prince lyricism wise.

Most people outside of Top 40 radio are.

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Reply #22 posted 08/12/14 2:47pm

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Since I was in high school people tried to get me into the Smiths and later into Morrissey and I've never been the slightest bit entertained by his songs.. its all just boring and generic sounding to me. I guess it's made for people with a different set of aesthetics than I have. I get more entertainment from the at least twice annual news articles about him saying x y or z ridiculous comment or whatever the latest controversy he gets embroiled in than in listening to his songs.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #23 posted 08/12/14 5:28pm

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steakfinger said:



Shawy89 said:




3rdeyedude said:


he's an odd guy who became famous at a pretty young age - kinda like Prince



and he still kills it live - like Prince





he also doesn't give a fuck - just like Prince


[Edited 8/10/14 20:34pm]



Morrissey is better than Prince lyricism wise.




Most people outside of Top 40 radio are.


---And nobody buys their music. What a great thing to aspire to.
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