Major! Simon Cowell Buys Full Control Of Syco From Sony / Here’s What It Means For ‘Got Talent’ & ‘The X Factor’

Published: Wednesday 15th Jul 2020 by Sam

Simon Cowell has made a huge move that looks set to change the shape and form of his shows moving forward.

Full story below…

In a surprise announcement made moments ago, the media mogul revealed that he has bought out Sony Music‘s stake in Syco Entertainment.

Exercising a buy-out option that’s run parallel to his joint venture with the music giant, Cowell now takes full ownership of the company – which includes ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Got Talent’ television formats.

The deal, which comes at an undisclosed price point, means contestants on said shows will now have broader scope as to which labels they ink partnerships with with.

Other changes and show formats are expected in the near future.

In parting ways, Sony Music Entertainment retains the assets, music, and artists acquired during the 15 year partnership. Cowell proceeds with a blank slate to embark on a new chapter.

Speaking in a statement, Cowell said:

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Rob and all of the Sony Music executives, artists and partners all over the world. It’s been a unique partnership and Sony have always backed and supported me to create television formats. The shows we created have found so many amazing artists over the years and so many of the various Sony labels all over the world have enabled so many of those artists to fulfil their dreams.

We have all shared some incredible achievements, and importantly we have had lots of fun. I won’t say this was an easy decision to make, however sometimes you have to personally support something you are so passionate about. I’ve always believed it’s important to take on new goals in order to drive new ideas and creativity so I’m very excited to be taking an independent and creatively-led Syco Entertainment into the future.”

Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group, added:

“At this particular contractual crossroads, it was simply the right thing for Simon to take control of his TV assets and propel his company in a new direction. Sony Music has had incredible global success with so many artists that have been launched through Simon’s vision and innovation and we are proud to continue to represent the Syco music catalogue and its artists. On a personal note, it has been an amazing adventure working with him as we have shared so many exciting pop culture moments as friends and partners.”

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  1. Susan July 15, 2020

    Hopefully this means Camila Cabello will be banned from radio since she’s signed to syco, and radio doesn’t play artists that aren’t affiliated with a major label. It sounds like artists on syco will be virtually independent since Sony will no longer be distributing them. 💁🏾‍♀️💁🏾‍♀️💁🏾‍♀️

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 15, 2020

      In yo dream bish. Banned normani first coz she’s a threat to world like c*******

    • Clarks0o0ñ July 15, 2020

      Have u taken ur meds today

    • C**-ila July 16, 2020

      He must be fuming another one direction left SyCo this week I think it was Louis if Susan Boyle and Il Divo leave as well he’s got no serious headliners left 😂😂😂
      Cry cry Simy

  2. marilyn monh-O-E July 15, 2020

    Simon is a nasty business man. He had been sabotaged many artists careers, like Leona Lewis, Alexsandra Blurke…… Rumors had it he will do gurls and boys

  3. High Price July 15, 2020

    He looks creepy in the thumbnail. Almost unrecognizable.

  4. I hate whyyyte n bllaccck n July 15, 2020

    shout out to simon cowell….

    the party laff all the time when he say” you are not whitney houston” with the pencil in his hand ..

  5. Fancy BISH July 15, 2020

    Thats amazing for him, I wish him all the best.

  6. Misty Knight July 15, 2020

    Gabrielle Union: “I demand that you fire the man that owns the entire company! He smoked a cigarette. WAAH, WAAAH!”

    In other news, Union announced she will be suing every U.S. citizen for not electing her queen of the world.

  7. Charli+Cheer+Up July 16, 2020

    Hope he will re-sign Leona Lewis now that he has more control over the artists. Syco’s been flubbing the recent XFactor winners. The last relevant winner was Little Mix. James Arthur had to split from Syco before he became successful. There was definitely a problem with Syco management in the UK. Even in the US they had to force Camilla out of 5H to $$$ on her solo debut cuz the group wasn’t gaining enough traction esp after LA Reid got forced out of label.

  8. Lee Guerrero July 16, 2020

    Thats Awesome 👍 Simon Cowell ,is an Amazing man on his Work on the Television market discovering major Talent … Congrats 👏

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