EMI contract will not be renewed

Foul mouthed pop pixie Lily Allen has confirmed that she plans to quit music, with the singer having no desire to record another album.

Lily Allen has always been a somewhat reluctant pop star. Her debut album 'Alright, Still' may have effortlessly climbed to the top of the charts on its release in 2006 but the singer seems to shy away from the rigours of touring.

Taking three years to release a follow up, in the meantime Lily Allen recorded a new chat show which was roundly panned by critics and viewers.

Returning to music, Lily Allen released 'It's Not Me, It's You' which enjoyed massive success. Summer anthem 'Not Fair' managed to sneak some fairly badly disguised filth onto the nation's airwaves, before the singer returned to the festival circuit.

An always entertaining live act, Lily Allen recently bemoaned her finances. Revealing to press that she was growing tired of music the singer explained how record companies swallow up any money she makes from her recordings.

Which may explain her recent desire to clamp down on file sharing. A MySpace blog on the subject lambasted musicians group the FAC for their perceived weakness over the issue of internet piracy.

Now it seems that Lily Allen is ready to retire from music altogether. In a (now deleted) message to fans on her blog, the singer revealed that she is set to allow her contract with EMI to expire.

Referring to her campaign against file sharing Lily Allen said: "Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade."

"The days of me making money from recording music have been and gone as far as I'm concerned, so I don't (at this point) stand to profit from legislation (against file sharing). Except future purchases of previously recorded material (which won’t be much)."

There has been no official confirmation of this from Lily Allen's record label.


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