“[…] as we look back, we cannot help but see that we were children of war, victims of others hatred. farewell my love, may you rest in peace for you are not a sinner but only the result of an alignments of stars”
Hi Cris! Alex & Sierra who won US Xfactor came onto my Spotify shuffle. I saw that they released 'As seen on TV' (covers that they sang on XF) in sept as a follow up to their 2013 Columbia/Simco release. This new one is (P) The A&S partnership. So it's a self release? Which would mean they'd be dropped by Columbia/Simco? Sorry for the off topic, I was just surprised they could release something 'directly' related to XF without SC having his hands on it. Thank you!
They were recently dropped by Syco and Columbia, so my guess is that they re-recorded the songs they did on TXF which they wouldn’t need permission from Syco to record, they’d just need to go through regular licensing channels.
Prior to being on the show, we had never written music together, so we also stumbled our way through putting an album out. We were signed to Columbia Records and Syco Records, had an army of people telling us what to do, had huge photo shoots, music videos, we played the Today Show, Radio City, went on two tours with Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer & Rachel Platten…. and then no one talked to us for 3+ months.
We found out we were dropped through a text message to someone we had just met who had a friend at one of the labels. So we got dropped by our labels, agency, lost our publishing deal, and our manager all at once. After having some significant, not mind blowing but significant, success. We spent some time thinking and now we have new management that rule, but we’re doing everything else independently now. We just released an EP to get music out while we work on a full length.
Simon’s loyalty to artists never ceases to amaze and inspire.
When your boyfriend is musically inclined so he often sends recordings of himself playing acoustic covers of songs and singing to you and normally he chooses songs that are somehow relevant to your relationship or profess his love for you, but tonight he sends a cover of Passenger’s “Let Her Go” and so you’re like…