Regarding your post about the Sony leaks... Do you think a new management team is already involved (do you think it's the Azoffs) and do you think they would sign on to another label since Sony is looking to fade them out? I really think Modest has no idea how to manage them since long term is something they've never had to deal with. It's funny, bc fans know their recording contract would be up by 2015, but now everyone is freaking out cause it feels too real.
Those emails were discussing Syco’s business plans, not One Direction’s. They were talking about why Sony should or should not extend their deal with Syco. Because 1D is one of Syco’s biggest clients, they were used to explain the commercial success Syco is expected to have in the upcoming years.
Unfortunately, Syco sounded pretty convinced 1D won’t get any bigger so they were discussing how things would work once 1D’s success fades. It’s not an indication of 1D’s relationship with Sony. And because Syco is a partnership between Sony Music and Simon, it wouldn’t surprise me if the boys let their Syco contract expire and signed with Sony Music independently. x