We get up close and personal with Francois van Coke about growing up and his brand new solo album

We had a delicious chat with the yummy cast of French Toast! See what Lika Berning and Thierry Ballarin had to say!

Westlife leaves Simon Cowell's label

2011-03-14 21:46
 
Los Angeles - Westlife have left Simon Cowell's record label Syco.

The Irish boyband parted company with the music mogul - who they have worked with for over 13 years - and signed a new deal with rival record label Sony RCA amid rumours they were unhappy with how their latest album Gravity was marketed.

Singer Nicky Byrne confirmed the split in a tweet reading: "Truth is, yes, we have moved on from Syco records after a fantastic 13 years. But it is time for a change and it's very exciting."

His bandmate, Mark Feehily, added: "Gravity is the last album for us to make with Simon Cowell and his label. We love and respect him and thank him for his part in Westlife."

Natural progression

Although it has been reported the band - which also includes Shane Filan and Kian Egan - were upset when Simon refused to release a track they favoured from Gravity as a single, Westlife manager Louis Walsh denied the band were unhappy with Simon's direction.

He said: "The move is a natural progression. There is no bad feeling."

Simon originally signed the band to Sony BMG in 1998 and they moved with him to his own label Syco label - also part of the Sony group - in 2002.



Read more on:    westlife  |  simon cowell  |  celebrities  |  music

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Carly Rae Jepsen has admitted she felt as though her Call Me Maybe success was ''separate'' from her and she was always ''running to catch up with it''. Read More »

Lady Gaga's icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.