The Band Perry and Big Machine Label Group have parted ways after six years on the label’s Republic Nashville sector, a joint venture with Universal Music. Both parties confirm that the decision was mutual, although no exact details surrounding the departure have been revealed as of press time.
“We and Big Machine Label Group have made a mutual decision to bring our working relationship to a close. We are grateful for 6 years of the big moments and great strides we made with our BMLG family and will carry that foundation forward with us as we begin the next leg of our journey,” the band writes on Facebook.
Big Machine founder and owner Scott Borchetta followed on Twitter with, “KP, REID & NEIL – THANKS FOR A GREAT RUN! WISHING YOU NOTHING BUT SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE. XO @BIGMACHINE”
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) March 1, 2016
“The Big Machine Label Group and The Band Perry have amicably parted ways,” a rep for Big Machine tells the Washington Post.
The band has scored several hit singles, received a Platinum record for their debut and gold for their sophomore album. However, the third album Heart + Beat was delayed from last falls’s calendar after its debut single “Live Forever” failed to break through with radio last August. The track — produced and co-written by RedOne, known for his work with Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj — was a departure from the band’s harmonies and instrumental arrangements.
Last year, the band won a Grammy for their cover of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind,” but fans began to wonder what was really going on after “Live Forever” disappeared from iTunes and YouTube in February. The Washington Post notes that the track was “later reinstated with the Band Perry’s copyright instead of Big Machine, a clue that something was wrong.”
While the band hasn’t stated what’s next for them, they are telling fans “We aren’t going anywhere!”