Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Jackson parts with record label

Michael Jackson has parted ways with his record label, Two Seas.

The Bahrain-based record label was due to release his new album, the first from the singer in five years.

It is unclear as to why the two have split but Jackson's spokeswoman Raymone Bain told the BBC that he was no longer affiliated with the label.

Guy Holmes, chairman of UK label Gut Records was named manager of Two Seas and was expected to oversee the production of the album.

However he is also now said to have no affiliations with the singer, and is reported to have never finalised a deal with Jackson.

Reports have suggested that producer Teddy Riley had been lined up to work on the project, but Bain refused to confirm the rumours.

It's the latest announcement in a long line of dramatic splits for the US singer this year. In June he severed ties with his long-term accountants, business managers and attorneys.

In their place he announced plans to launch The Michael Jackson Company with Raymone Bain as the general manager.