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Drama! Little Mix Leave Syco Music Label A Week Before Album Release

Published: Friday 9th Nov 2018 by Sam

In a shocking development, it’s been confirmed that British Pop belles Little Mix have parted ways with longtime label – Syco Music. A move that comes one week before their fifth studio album ‘LM5’ hits stores.

Full story below…

Per Dan Wooton, the group is said to have “grown increasingly frustrated with life at Simon Cowell’s record label over the past 12 months, culminating in fallouts during the making of new album LM5.”

The collective, comprised of Perrie, Jade, Jesy, and Leigh-Anne, reportedly confronted Cowell directly in a heavy-toned email, relaying the various  issues they had with how his imprint operates.

This is then said to have brought about a bigger dispute between Syco and the group’s management company – Modest. No resolve was established and the relationship between the two entities is believed to have broken beyond repair.

The end result?

All ties have been cut between both parties, meaning that all Modest acts signed to Syco have now been absorbed into other labels under the Sony Music umbrella.

This sees Little Mix now move to RCA UK, as well as current X-Factor champions Rak-Su (who are also managed by Modest).

Speaking on the bombshell occurrence, a spokesman for Cowell (who has decided to stick by his staff) said in a statement:

“Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company.

We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R’d and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell.”

According to the same report, some of the quad’s qualms included not initially receiving a writing credit on their new single ‘Woman Like Me’ (which was co-penned by Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne). This, despite contributing lyrics to the song. They took their grievance to Cowell, who helped them secure the credit – but it is said to have all been too little too late.

On the surface, folk aren’t likely to notice a whole lot of initial difference, as much of the group’s promotional activity had been locked in months in advance. Namely, their performance on the finale of Cowell’s show ‘The X Factor’ next month and a massive arena tour next year (tickets for which are on-sale).

Where the real impact of the change will be seen will be in how their releases are handled thereafter.

Similarly for Cowell, ready or not, it ushers in a season of major change. One that is somewhat uncertain, as Little Mix were far and away the biggest act on his label. And, more broadly, the biggest active act from his X Factor empire.

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  1. DanYiel November 9, 2018

    I want a girl group to succeed throughout there tenure!!🎶

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 9, 2018

    They wanted “Queen” Nicki and now, like her era, their era is ending before it’s even starting.. SHEESH 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️

    • Section8DaGreat November 11, 2018

      And that’s what they get for trying to shade Cardi B by jumping on Nicki’s side when it wasn’t necessary.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan November 9, 2018

    Never side with Nicki, your career will just get jinxed these days…

    QUEEN is officially out of the US Billboard charts 🙁

    • B2B November 9, 2018

      Keep in mind, Queen is certified. Tinashae hasn’t had a hit EVER! Priorities sis. Queen Nicki urban records still copping plaques.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 9, 2018

      @TeamTinashe hahahahahhahahahahahahaha

    • Xoxo November 9, 2018

      Lol i sad this too. Don’t burn bridges

      • Xoxo November 9, 2018

        Said^^

  4. Kenhern November 9, 2018

    Looks like little mix will be over sooner than later. Let’s just see other acts that have left now Syco and have no career… Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke . Wow!

  5. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez November 9, 2018

    The Nicki Hate Train is real. You guys really think just coz they collaborated with the Queen this is why they left Syco!? Stoopid!

    LM5 didn’t even get good promo tbh.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 9, 2018

      no they didn’t leave the company because of Nicki by any means. It’s just that Nicki accidentally infected them with her L’s disease when they worked together. Wasn’t on purpose 😂😂😂

    • Justafan November 10, 2018

      Uh, yes.

  6. Misha November 9, 2018

    I think it could work out for them! I would love for them to work with AlanMichael though. It would be FIRE https://youtu.be/WWMUcIH1m4Y

  7. Beam Me Up Scotty November 9, 2018

    Before I even opened this article, I knew someone would be hating on Nicki Minaj and lo and behold there is Jasmine with her 10 accounts and Tinashe’s only fan. None of this had nothing to do with Nicki Minaj. If they can’t keep a song on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s not the featured artist’s fault.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 9, 2018

      Well looking at nickis chart positions after 2 months it seems she doesn’t have many more fans than Tinashe in 2018🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

      • Beam Me Up Scotty November 9, 2018

        Considering how Nicki’s singles and album have gone gold or platinum, she is booked non-stop, performing at award shows, winning awards, etc. and Tinashe is not anywhere, I think it’s safe to say they are definitely not on the same level. But try again. Thank u, next.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 9, 2018

        Their levels are closer than they’ve ever been before. One never popped off and the other is on a major decline on her way down.

  8. Ocean November 10, 2018

    His label is s*** …. all the cofactors acts end up leaving

  9. truthteller November 10, 2018

    This is a publicity stunt. RCA UK and Simon Cowell’s label all come under Sony. Acts have moved between the labels before. Also, the journalist who is behind this story is a well known mouth piece for Simon Cowell and the X-Factor. It all forms part of the narrative for this album that they are strong independent women

    • Anutha1 November 10, 2018

      Amen I hate that c*** needs setting on fire 🔥👏🙈

    • Popfan November 11, 2018

      God I could’ve written this myself hahaha, what’s your Instagram?? 😂

  10. AnonymousTruth November 10, 2018

    It’s like nobody has even read the article …
    They haven’t been dropped … they’ve moved over to another label – still @ Sony.. if anything this is only bad for Simon Cowell’s label .

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