Morrissey: Desperately Seeking Record Label
But he still thinks "crowdfunding is desperate"
Morrissey has been minus a label since being dropped by Harvest Records last year, but he is in search of a deal to re-release World Peace Is None of Your Business, as well as his next LP. Unfortunately, no bites so far. Moz reportedly told Spanish newspaper El País that although he’s reached out to a number of labels, he’s been “rejected” by all of them. That said, he’s not going to “stoop” so low as to start crowdfunding, calling the move “desperate.” Here’s a choice quote:
It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. They have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? Brush your teeth for you?
Morrissey then went on to comment on how media outlets only take notice of him if he cancels a show.
It’s the only option left luckily me and is a very good and exciting. The only unpleasant part of this that whenever a concert is canceled the story captures attention; but if the concert took place, it would hardly be mentioned. Many people enjoy writing negative things about me. Which is fine with me. Let them go if it makes them happy.
‘Course, Moz could always spend less time kvetching to Spanish newspapers and more time showing up to concerts (which would subsequently lead to a record deal, we’re guessing), but that’s just one writer’s opinion.