Halsey has parted ways with her longtime label Capitol Records in what has been termed as a “bittersweet” split.
Spokespersons for both the artist and the label are reported to have confirmed the news. According to Variety, both Halsey’s managers at Anti-Pop and the record company have confirmed the “Without Me” singer and Capitol have agreed to end their collaboration.
“After eight great years the decision to leave Capitol is bittersweet, but we are excited about exploring a new partnership and sharing new music with fans,” said Halsey’s managers, Jason Aron and Anthony Li, in a statement obtained by Variety.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Capitol issued a statement saying, “Everyone at Capitol poured their hearts and souls into helping Halsey achieve their dreams and present their music to the world. We are incredibly proud of all we accomplished together, and wish Halsey the very best in all their future endeavors.”
The split between the artist and label comes a year after Halsey claimed that the label was blocking the release of their new song in order to test its TikTok virality.
“Basically I have a song that I love that I wanna release ASAP,” the singer wrote over a video of themselves listening to the track. “But my record label won’t let me.”
“I’ve been in this industry for eight years and I’ve sold over 165 million records and my record company is saying I can’t release [the song] unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok.”
“Everything is marketing,” concluded Halsey’s Tiktok, “and they are doing this to every artist these days. I just want to release music, man and I deserve better tbh. I’m tired.”
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