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David Bowie to Leave EMI in January?

November 8, 2011  |  1:08pm
David Bowie to Leave EMI in January?

According to a report by The Telegraph, David Bowie is likely to part ways with his label, EMI, after 15 years.

The singer’s contract with the record label expires in January, at which point he may sign with Universal Music or Sony Music, both of whom he is presently in talks with. At this time, EMI holds the rights to 25 of Bowie’s albums, including his most popular works like Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane. Financial Times reported that EMI declined to comment about the matter.

Bowie’s departure would point to an ongoing trend of high-profile artists leaving the troubled label: Last month, singer Robbie Williams left after a dispute over the way EMI was being run.

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