Morrissey's New Album Removed from iTunes, Spotify In Midst of Label Dispute
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.21.2014
In the US at least...
Morrissey's feud with his record label took a heightened turn on Tuesday. Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business has been yanked from the US iTunes store, Spotify, Rdio.com and Amazon. The album is still on UK's iTunes site and UK Spotify.
It is not yet known if Morrissey or his label Harvest Records were responsible for the removal. Morrissey has been fighting with his label for a while, claiming they poorly marketing the album and then revealing that they had dropped him from the label. Harvest denied those claims, only for the former Smiths member to claim he had proof of being released.
Morrissey posted a new statement to fansite True to You yesterday detailing his issues with the label, noting, "I believed that the rich soil of the album had several strong hit singles. Frayed tempers began when Harvest arranged the 'spoken word' films, none of which gave any clue as to what World peace is none of your business [sic] intended to be, or is. The films were OK, but they went nowhere and stayed there. With every nerve alert, we pushed the label for a proper video for Istanbul to precede the album, not least of all because a single ahead of the album release might inch the album to a higher chart position."