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Morrissey Asks Fans to Boycott Upcoming Singles Sets

Artist Cites Absence of Consultation and Royalties From Offending Labels

Aug 11, 2009 Bookmark and Share

According to this news item on NME, a statement issued by Morrissey to a fan site called calls upon fans to boycott the upcoming releases of Morrissey singles from EMI/HMV/Parlophone, citing Rhino, EMI and Warner as culprits as well. The request on the fan site begins as a royal decree, “Morrissey would like it to be known that he has not been consulted by EMI/HMV/Parlophone with regards to the two forthcoming boxed sets of Morrissey singles.” It continues, “Morrissey does not approve such releases and would ask people not to bother buying them. Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992. Morrissey also does not approve of, and was not consulted on, the Rhino box of Smiths CDs, or the Warner releases of Smiths LPs on 180 gramme vinyl. Morrissey last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago, and, once again, he would ask people not to bother buying the reissued LPs or CDs.” Take heed.

Though the fan site doesn’t explicitly state which releases, Pitchfork confirms them as the The 7” Singles ‘88-‘91 and The HMV/Parlophone Singles ‘91-‘95 releases.



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