Thursday 14 February 2013, 12:37 | By

Lewis parts company with Modest!

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Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis has ended her working relationship with management reps Modest!, who have worked with the ‘X-Factor’ alumnus ever since she won the third series of the talent show.

The parting is seemingly amicable, with both sides issuing happy statements, according to Music Week. Modest! chiefs Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee said: “We were very proud to have Leona on the Modest! roster and of everything she has achieved. We wish her all the best in the next phase of her career”.

Meanwhile Lewis added: “I greatly enjoyed my time working with Modest! and I’m very proud of all the things we achieved together. I would like to thank them for all their hard work and support over the years. They played an important role in my career and I’ll always be grateful to them. I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career”.

Lewis is reportedly planning on allying herself with an American management agency with Live Nation’s Front Line amongst those mentioned, though she’ll probably end up with Red Light; everyone seems to sign to Red Light for management these days.

Lewis originally came to Modest! via its partnership with the ‘X’ franchise, which saw the agency working with all of the winners and many of the finalists from the UK version of the talent show from 2006. That partnership also ended last year, though the company continues to represent a number of acts the show spawned, not least the pop machine that is One Direction.


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