Little Mix Have Split With Syco Records

Little Mix Have Split With Syco Records

It’s official – Little Mix have cut ties with Simon Cowell and Syco Records.

The Sun reports that the group had grown frustrated with their former mentor over what started as a simple writing credit and expanded to issues with their management company, Modest.

According to the paper, a strongly worded email was exchanged between the band – made up of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – and Simon, who decided to cut all ties with the Modest’s artists, which also include One Direction and last year’s X Factor winners Rak-Su.

A spokesman confirmed to The Sun: “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.”

The break started over a writing credit, which Little Mix got, alongside Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and songwriter Steve Mac.

“It was just embarrassing but, funnily enough, I was more annoyed, again, not about me, but about the fact people who had worked so hard in my company were being misrepresented,” Simon shared. “Why do artists think they’re more important than staff members? They’re not. They’re the same.”

He continued, “The irony was the record they were arguing about, which is ‘Woman Like Me’, they didn’t want to record. This was one of those ironic times that we were having a hit and nobody was happy.”

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