Lily Allen’s record label, ITNO, has shut down.
The Sony imprint, founded in 2011 and called ITNO (In The Name Of), is best-known for releasing albums by Cults and Tom Odell’s ‘Long Way Down’.
As The Sun report, the Sony imprint has now been shut down, with Odell moving to sister label Columbia.
The Sun quotes a source as saying: “She hoped by now to have an array of top talent on her roster but it’s quite the opposite. Three years is enough time to gauge success. It’s just run its course.”
“[Allen] is very happy that Tom Odell’s records will be released on Columbia, who were the distributors for ITNO,” adds a spokesperson for Allen. “Lily will shortly be announcing a new signing/consulting role for another label.”
Allen herself is signed to Parlophone, who released her latest album ‘Sheezus’ earlier this year.
Lily Allen recently announced a UK tour for November and December, plus a New Year’s Eve gig in Edinburgh. The singer will kick things off in Glasgow this weekend (November 22), with the tour finishing with a homecoming gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton on December 12.
Lily Allen opened up about giving birth to her stillborn son in 2010 during an emotional interview on the The Jonathan Ross Show, which aired Saturday (Nov. 8).
“I think it’s difficult for anybody regardless of what world it is that they live in,” the singer told host Ross.
Allen said her husband, Sam Cooper, helped her through devastating experience. “What I took home from that experience what that even though it was the most unfortunate thing that could ever happen to a person, I was very fortunate in the sense that I have a loving partner to go home to and share that experience with,” she said, noting that there are 17 stillbirths per day in the United Kingdom. Read More »
There wasn’t supposed to be another album. Sick of the negative press in her native England and wanting to focus on her family, the singer Lily Allen announced in 2009 she was quitting the music business after two successful pop albums.
When it was revealed that she was pregnant with her second child and when she opened a London fashion boutique with her sister last year, the die was seemingly cast and critics began eulogising what had been a short yet mercurial career.
Secretly, however, a heavily pregnant Allen was still writing tunes that would eventually become this year’s comeback album, Sheezus. Read More »