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Joss Stone Offers £2m To Escape EMI
The Quietus , June 1st, 2009 08:37

Sinking ship, mad pop rats, etc

Potty singer Joss Stone is the latest artist to express extreme displeasure with EMI since the Guy Hands Terra Firma takeover. In fact, Stone is so unhappy at the label that she's offering to pay back £2m of her advance if they'll set her free.

Stone is also currently refusing to part with the masters for next album Colour Me Free, with EMI threatening legal action to get them off her, reports music biz bible The Daily Mail.

"Joss has completely lost faith in EMI," a source told the rag. "It's all pie charts and products and there’s no creativity. She has no working relationship with them and no confidence they will support her or market her album properly.

"She's actually prepared to pay £2million for her freedom – that's how bad it is. She wants to give back this money from her advance to EMI so that she can get out of the deal. Then she'll release the album some other way."

Stone herself had attacked the label back in March, saying "They were supposed to be launching the album in April but now they've postponed it until July. I just don’t know what’s happening with it.

"They really need to pull their finger out. I've worked very hard on this record and I don't know what the plans are until EMI confirm a release date."

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