April 22, 2008 09:31:26 GMT
Joss Stone has decided to leave her label in a hard way as she reportedly planned a legal battle to terminate her contract with them.
Not satisfied with her label's strictness, Joss Stone is set to leave them. The English singer is now preparing a legal battle against EMI Record. In the effort to get free from her contract, the soul singer has hired a legal team.
Joss herself who still has three-albums deal with EMI has confirmed her wishes to exit the label saying, "I'm not happy at all with EMI. I've spoken to my lawyers and am seeing what my options are. The industry is in a state and EMI are in a state, so I would rather work on other things." Reports claim that the singer's plan to leave her label was based on the company's persistence to take control of her future projects.
If she does leave the troubled label, Joss will follow the footsteps of previous artists who have left the label, such as Radiohead, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. It is said that the label starts to have disputes with their artists since it was bought by Terra Firma in 2007.
Up until now Joss has released three albums which were "The Soul Sessions" in 2003, "Mind, Body & Soul" in 2004 and "Introducing Joss Stone" in 2007. Her last album has become the most successful in U.S. as it peaked at #2 on Billboard 200 chart.