Little Mix have cut ties with Syco Music and Simon Cowell; are now signed to RCA

  • In a shocking turn of events, Little Mix have cut ties with their record label, Syco Music, and Simon Cowell just days before the release of their fifth studio album: LM5.

  • According to sources, they had grown increasingly frustrated with life at Cowell's record label over the past year, which culminated in multiple clashes with them during the making of their last album.

  • Apparently, the fallout with Cowell started over the girls' lack of recognition on new single Woman Like Me. They had added/changed lyrics to the song, so they wanted an additional writing credit alongside Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and songwriter Steve Mac, and weren't even asking for any publishing money.

  • After this, a bigger fight erupted between Modest Management and Cowell, so he decided to cut all ties with the company's artists, which includes Little Mix, Rak-Su and One Direction (if they ever get back together).

  • At the end, Cowell got the girls the writing credit they wanted, but it was already too late because, by that point, his relationship with Modest Management was done.

  • Cowell insists that he will still support the girls by inviting them to perform on the X Factor final, but his decision to cut ties with Modest's artists, specially Little Mix, is shocking because, now that One Direction are on hiatus, they became the jewel in Syco's crown.

  • Both Little Mix and Rak-Su are moving to RCA, according to a statement by a spokesman for Cowell: "Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company. We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R'd and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell."


This explains why Leigh-Anne said during their Attitude Magazine interview that they weren't breaking up any time soon and that they felt like they were just starting.