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Moore splits with Universal

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Kip Moore parted ways with Universal Nashville, his longtime label.

Moore apparently is talking with other labels, but it was unclear who would release new music.

"I've been extremely grateful for the opportunity to make records on a label like MCA over the last 10 plus years," said Moore. (MCA is part of Universal). "They've been such a top notch team, and I've been so lucky to have had the freedom through the years to do it my way. Promo team...I can't say enough about the rock stars each one of you are. You work tirelessly and you don't get thanked enough. I almost stayed because of that bond alone."

Moore, 43, has released five albums since 2012 including "Damn Love" in 2023.

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