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Morrissey Urges Fans To Snub Re-Releases
Ben Hewitt , August 11th, 2009 09:08

Singer no longer entitled to royalty payments

It seems Morrissey is unhappy again. The singer has asked his fans not to purchase the special boxset of his re-issued singles - because he will receive not receive any royalties from their sales.

The Pope of Mope issued a statement urging his followers to ignore The 7" Singles '88 - '91 and The HMV/Parlophone Singles '91 -'95 boxsets when they are released on November 2.

"Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992", a statement issued on behalf of the singer said.

"Morrissey also does not approve of, and was not consulted on, the Rhino box of Smiths CDs, or the Warner releases of Smiths LPs on 180 gramme vinyl.

"Morrissey last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago, and, once again, he would ask people not to bother buying the reissued LPs or CDs.”

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