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Kylie reportedly set to part company with Parlophone

By | Published on Monday 2 June 2014

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue will not renew her record deal with Parlophone, according to The Sun On Sunday, meaning she will part company with the UK label after a fifteen year partnership.

The tabloid’s sources claim that the decision to part with Parlophone, now a Warner subsidiary of course, comes after the relatively disappointing performance of her most recent album ‘Kiss Me Once’, which has so far shifted 60,000 units. The tab’s gossip guy Dan Wootton reckons that the pop lady is particularly pissed off with the record’s performance after agreeing to sully herself with all that ‘The Voice’ nonsense in a bid to build hype for the album.

Said the source: “The deal with Parlophone has come to a natural end. She has the option to re-sign with them, but has decided against it because of what happened with ‘Kiss Me Once’. Kylie is one of the world’s leading pop stars, so she was bitterly disappointed about the performance of her album. Kylie did everything she could, even agreeing to be a judge on ‘The Voice’ for a year, which is something she would’ve liked to avoid”.

Of course, Kylie parted company with her long-term manager Terry Blamey last year and is now within the Roc Nation family, which may well have had an impact on her label partnerships once the Parlophone deal was done whatever happened to ‘Kiss Me Once’.

As yet no official word from either side on Kylie’s alliance with Warner.

UPDATE 2 June 2014, 11:47: Kylie has denied the rumours, tweeting: “Whoaahhh… Parlophone! According to ‘sources’ we are ‘breaking up’! Not true. Exciting times ahead!”