Allen Attacks Emi's Owners Terra Firma

British pop star LILY ALLEN has launched a savage attack on the private equity group which owns her record label - accusing the firm of "killing" the creativity of the talent under its charge.
The Smile hitmaker is set to release her second LP, It's Not Me, It's You, with EMI later this month (Jan09), but insists all is not well at the label since capital group Terra Firma took over in 2007.
The move saw a string of highly important artists walk away from the recording giant, including Sir Paul MCCartney, Radiohead and the Rolling Stones.
Last year (08), British rockers Supergrass also left EMI-owned Parlophone after 12 years, while singer Robbie Williams went on "album strike" over discrepancies with his label's new owners.
And Allen, who recently slammed EMI for failing to fork out money for decent hotels when she was on promotional duties abroad, admits she hates her new bosses - and is convinced the equity firm will fail EMI.
She tells The Word magazine, "It's really sad for EMI. I hate Terra Firma. They're w**kers and they don't know what they're doing. They will fail. They don't know how to run a creative business. They are killing us, frankly."
It's not the first time Allen has hit out at Terra Firma bosses - she blamed them for stalling production of her second album after they cut 2,000 jobs when they first took over EMI.


Contactmusic

Tags: Lily Allen


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Lily Allen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lily Allen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All