Just as her battle against digital piracy reaches its peak, Lily Allen has decided to step down as a recording artist, with no intentions to renew her EMI contract.
"Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have
no plans to make another record," she wrote in her now-defunct blog It's Not Alright, as British media sources report.
A musician worth following on Twitter, Allen had once claimed two other spots as her online soapboxes. She began unleashing thoughts on file-sharing through MySpace before moving all digital piracy discussion to It's Not Alright, its name a play on Allen's debut Alright, Still.
Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan, Muse's Matt Bellamy and Radiohead's Ed O'Brien
had all chimed in by the time artists scheduled a meeting today to
discuss piracy in the U.K., Allen says. Despite this, the ringleader insists that she is "passing the baton to other artists," and had shut down It's Not Alright because "the abuse was getting too much."
Allen's battle against digital piracy may have come to a halt, but her spokesperson insists that Allen's spokesperson says her career will not end the same way. "She is not quitting pop music," he said to NME. "She is not thinking about her next album right now because she is still in the middle of promoting her current record."
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