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James Arthur rumoured to be in deal talks with Island and Virgin EMI

By | Published on Monday 30 June 2014

James Arthur

Having parted company with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music recently, one-time ‘X-Factor’ winner James Arthur is reportedly in talks with two Universal Music labels about a possible record deal, with both Island Records and Virgin EMI being linked to the pop moaner. Though the singer himself doesn’t seem to know what’s going on.

Whether or not it will help in the deal making I don’t know, but at least the labels know that, should they sign Arthur, they won’t be expected to use their influence to get the singer a Glastonbury slot, he having seemingly accepted that such an opportunity is unlikely. Though they may have to contend with him doing little to gain new friends via the tweets.

Presumably watching all that Glasto footage on the BBC this weekend, Arthur twoaned: “It’s sad that I’ll probably never play Glastonbury because of the format I was discovered [on]. Has anyone from ‘X-Factor’ ever played it?”

In a seemingly deleted follow on, he reported added: “[It’s] especially sad when you see how mediocre some of these acts are live!! #verybitter”. So, no duet with Dolly Parton on his next album then.