The dramatic split is sad to have occurred following a furious row between the mogul’s label, Syco, and the band’s management company, Modest Management.
“Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company,” the label confirmed to The Sun.
“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.”
The girl group – comprised of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – allegedly grew frustrated with the label and suffered several fall outs during the making of their new album.
The article suggests that the band sent a “strongly worded email” to Cowell confronting him on the issues they had.
Following this, a wider disagreement between Modest Management and the Syco boiled over, culminating in Cowell severing ties with all the artists they look after.
Fan theories as to what went on between Little Mix and Syco behind closed doors have already reached fever pitch. Stoking the embers, Jesy Nelson appeared to hint that all could soon be revealed, when she liked an Instagram post by @littleshadymix that read: “They’re gonna leave Syco and then tell us what s*** Syco put them through.”
Jewel in Syco’s crown
Cowell created Little Mix on the X Factor back in 2011. Aside from One Direction, who went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016, the group has become the label’s most successful act.
Little Mix have sold more than 30million records worldwide and enjoyed four No. 1 singles.
All four of their previous albums have gone platinum.
They recently hit the headlines after rapper Cardi B claimed that Little Mix approached her first before deciding to record their single Woman Like Me as a collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The band denied the claims.
Little Mix’s fifth record, LM5, is out on 16 November via RCA.
Modest Management and Syco have been approached for comment.
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