Report: Simon Cowell’s SYCO Label Closes

Published: Sunday 4th Oct 2020 by TGJ Team

 

Simon Cowell finds his record label, Syco Music, in the dark today. For, according to reports, the music company has closed its doors.

More details below…

The report from Music Week claims that Syco Music will no longer be a frontline label at Sony Music after confirmation that the label’s managing director, Tyler Brown, has left Sony.
Furthermore, another senior executive who joined the Syco imprint last November has left the Cowell-founded company.
The label, which has commanded British Pop for just short of two decades, once housed boy-band One Direction, Leona Lewis, and Little Mix before the latter’s drama-drenched move to RCA in 2018. As reported, the group and their management fell-out with Syco and severed ties just before the release of their fifth album.
Currently, Syco houses former Fifth Harmony memebr Camila Cabello, as well as Labrinth and Susan Boyle. 
 
Though Syco was home to a myriad of successful acts, it’s important to note that the past few years has seen the label’s roster dramatically reduced. In addition, it’s now assumed that the company’s sister label, RCA, will handle the label’s catalogue from here on out. Recently, one remaining act of Cowell’s label, Tokio Myers, took to social media to declare he’s now a ‘free agent’  since Syco was ‘no longer in operation’.
While we await word from Cowell, who is currently recovering from back surgery after a bike accident, it’s thought that his Syco Entertainment company’s sole focus is on rebooting its TV shows with The X Factor on hiatus this year.
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Sad news for Syco. With a run just short of twenty years, it saw immense success with its acts throughout the years, notoriously through The X Factor.
We can’t help but wonder what steps Simon Cowell will take next in the music biz.

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  1. #WAP October 4, 2020

    What does this mean for Camila and Lauren? They both were signed to syco and other labels

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 4, 2020

      Why are worried about queen Camila

      She has 2 number one songs
      2 platinum albums
      3 Grammy nominations etc…

      Instead of worrying about Camila who is an already an established musician, worry about flopmani who cant release a second single.

      The year is basically over and still no second single or album.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 4, 2020

        THIS 💯

      • S Queen October 4, 2020

        Whatever the story, your obsession with Normani is concerning, EVERY post you have to insert Normani’s name in your comment, whether the post is relevant to her or not. Why are you so obsessed with her 24 hours of the day? – see a Psychiatrist URGENTLY, weirdo!

      • S Queen October 4, 2020

        STOP YOUR OBSESSION WITH NORMANI, YOU WEIRDO

    • Charli Cheer Up October 4, 2020

      As the article has stated, all the signed acts will be handled by RCA Records, the subsidiary of Sony Music label. SYCO was a joint venture between Simon Cowell’s talent management and Sony Music so its no surprise that they’ll go there by default. PS: it looks very likely that Camilla has already switched management and shares it with Shawn Mendes’ agent. Makes it easier for her personal and professional life.

  2. AJ October 4, 2020

    Back in July, Simon bought the rights to Syco Tv back off Sony for £50m (gbp). As part of that deal, he would retain 100% of his TV formats and in return, relinquishes all control of syco music back to Sony. Its inevitable that sony wouldn’t want to operate Syco brand as without Simon Cowell and the waning roster, the value is in the back catalogue. I’m 90% certain that all of the existing artists will be absorbed into other front line labels e.g. Camilla and Lauren into Epic (they were co-signed), Labrinth into RCA, Leona Lewis and Westlfie back catalogues into RCA etc.

    • #WAP October 4, 2020

      Damn. Was hoping Camila was her dropped and stay dropped…

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 4, 2020

        Clown 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(6’4 Poke that bish👵🏿) October 4, 2020

        Drop what? Dropped some pounds in the toilet ? 💩💩 everyone does that. U fool👵🏿

  3. Nils October 4, 2020

    I dont watch Amy of The talent shows anymore so im not in The know anymore, but feels to me like Simon s power has Fades a bit? Or am I wrong?

    • AJ October 4, 2020

      He got too cocky and controlling. All his best acts left/disbanded

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(6’4 Poke that bish👵🏿) October 4, 2020

    Is he bi-se-x-u-a-l? I heard he did men & women💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 No judgement, but he’s nasty

  5. Nicky October 4, 2020

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Camicky flopped in UK

    This girl lands another L for 2020

    So sad for her . NAWT

    Karma is a B I T C H 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  6. Charli Cheer Up October 4, 2020

    Truly an end of an era. A lot less younger generation are tuning to TVs and are spending more on social media. The only ones who tune it to watch X-Factor and Got Talent are the older audiences. Another factor is the music industry, many music labels and talent agents have found alternative ways to market their artists and compete against the reality TV-made acts(some have managed to put them all into a category and bar them from ever being nominated for music awards like the Grammy’s for example).

  7. PinotNoir October 5, 2020

    Every act that worked with him ended up hating him … or one of his many face transplants. He vulgarized big voices and imposed 3rd-rate “talent” via his inescapable circus freak tv shows, which bring him £200 million—he and his former best friend’s adulterous ex wife will be alright.

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