- WELLER ON THE LOOK OUT FOR DEAL
Paul Weller has parted company with half Sony owned Independiente after a ten year relationship. Announcing the break on his website Weller said: “I have parted company with Independiente Records. They decided not to take up the next option so I am free (but not cheap) once again. I’m not upset or angry about it at all, it’s time to move on for me anyway. I’ve been with Go!/Independiente for over 10 years, had good tunes and sold lots of records, but the state of play at record companies these days is that if you don’t sell f****** millions it’s deemed a failure.” The logic behind the decision to drop Weller is unclear given that his most recent album “Illumination” went to number one when released last September.
He’s not upset, he has been dropped. Um, yeah sure he isn’t! Still it is a wonder why he lost his deal since his last album did well, getting to number one.