Lily Allen Gives Her Fans A Primer On The Business Of Music
Two months ago, Lily Allen was in Los Angeles making her new record, and there were rumors of discord between the spunky British singer and her label, the EMI-owned Capitol Records–word on the street was that the troubled label, clearly operating under the “one female singer at a time, guys” rule, was throwing all its weight behind the abhorrent Katy Perry and kicking Allen to the curb, or at least the “turnaround” segment of EMI’s roster. At the time, Allen denied the allegations, saying that there was more than enough room for both of them. But she mentioned the current status of her album in a blog post over the weekend, and things don’t look all that good:
Now , the album . it has been finished for a while now , I don’t really know whats going on with it . The record industry is a very political place at the moment and I am on EMI records , lots of people have been fired or have taken redundancy recently as the company was taken over by a private equity firm called Terra Firma . Many of these people were people assigned to my projects and now i don’t quite know whats going on . I’m sure everyone will find their feet soon enough and i’ll be able to put the album out soon .
In the meantime there are the olympics to watch and the football seasons starting which are both far more entertaining anyway. I’m gonna go to the V concerts tomorrow , which will be fun i’m sure , and then i might go on another holiday as i don’t have anything else to do .
It’s probably too late for Lily to resubmit her album to her label and call herself “Coldie Play” or “Beaty Tells,” I guess.
Olympics Is Wicked [Lily Allen’s MySpace Blog]