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looks like Simon has given up on the X Factor in the UK. most likely no chance for it coming back in the US since it was less successful here. at least we got 5H as a group and their solo careers from it. :unsure:



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not sure if this means anything for the future of X Factor.



Simon Cowell buys full control of ‘Got Talent,’ ‘X Factor’ franchises

By Peter White, Deadline

July 15, 2020 | 12:10pm | Updated

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Simon Cowell is to take full control of “Got Talent” and “The X Factor” producer Syco Entertainment after agreeing to buy out Sony Music Entertainment’s stake in the joint venture.

Cowell is personally buying out the stake and the move will give him sole ownership of the entertainment company. It is the result of a buyback option maintained by Cowell through their joint-venture renewals and a mutual negotiation process.

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no more Syco it seems.




Syco analysis: The low-key demise of Simon Cowell's former label

September 28th 2020 at 7:15AM
Syco analysis: The low-key demise of Simon Cowell's former label

It’s all over for Syco as a frontline label at Sony Music, Music Week has confirmed.

In July, label founder Simon Cowell struck a deal with Sony to buy the music major’s stake in his Syco Entertainment company. Cowell took sole ownership of the TV brands, including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, while Sony retained sole ownership of Syco Music.

At the time, Music Week revealed that the company faced an uncertain future within Sony. Now we have confirmed that Syco MD Tyler Brown has left Sony. Another senior label exec, Tom Hoare – who had only joined Syco last November as head of digitalhas now rejoined PIAS in a similar role.

Sony UK refused to comment but sources confirmed that all Syco Music employees and artists have now either been redeployed within Sony Music or have left the company.

It’s a low-key end for a label which dominated British pop for almost two decades with a seemingly endless flow of talent show artists such as One Direction and Little Mix, and won the hotly-contested Record Company award at the Music Week Awards as recently as 2017. The label is at No.14 on Music Week’s year-to-date AES All Albums market share charts, with 1.0%.

The majority of Syco catalogue recordings will likely now be handled by its sister label RCA, which also took on Little Mix when the group left Syco in 2018 following a bust-up between Syco and the group’s management company, Modest Management. Little Mix's own TV talent show, The Search, debuted at the weekend.

The roster had been further run down since Little Mix left, with one of Syco's few remaining stars, Tokio Myers, recently declaring himself “a free agent” on social media because Syco was "no longer in operation".

It now remains to be seen whether Cowell – who is currently recovering from back surgery following a bike accident – has any aspirations to get back into the music biz. Artists from his TV shows will now be free to sign to any label, with Sony no longer enjoying first refusal. But the newly-independent Syco Entertainment looks likely to initially concentrate on rebooting its TV shows, with The X Factor taking a break from ITV this year.

* To read our 2017 Simon Cowell cover story, click here. To make sure you can access Music Week wherever you are, sign up to our digital issue by clicking here.

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Simon trying to keep it going somewhere.





Amy Spiro
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Reshet’s “The X Factor Israel” will return to screens across Israel next year with a brand new but familiar face on the judging panel: Simon Cowell.

The veteran producer and reality TV judge will be joining the fourth season of the show, which last aired in Israel in January 2018. Cowell created the original version of “The X Factor” in the U.K., and served as a judge for its first seven seasons, before departing to launch the U.S. version of the show, which is now produced in 56 territories.

“Over the years we have discovered incredible talents from around the world through the ‘X Factor’ format,” said Cowell. “I can barely wait to see what the Israelis have to offer.”

In a statement, Reshet 13 emphasized that “this is the first time Simon Cowell is coming to judge in a country outside of the U.S. and Great Britain. This is a huge achievement for Israeli TV.”

The network said Cowell will help select the judges who will serve alongside him on the show. A spokeswoman for the network said filming is expected to begin within a few months.

“Cowell is one of the biggest and most influential music figures in the world,” said Reshet, “and his participation as a judge in the Israeli format provides an opportunity for international exposure for Israeli singers.”

Cowell underwent back surgery earlier this year after a bike accident at his home in California, and was replaced as a host on “America’s Got Talent” during his recovery. This is one of his first new work commitments since the surgery; he is also reportedly working on a new singing competition series for CBS titled “50 States to Stardom.”

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It seems like X Factor was cancelled by ITV for good after 17 years. Can't say I didn't see this coming 👀, at the very least the show gave a platform to some of the biggest names on the music industry (the way how they treated them though, that's a different thing 💀)


Gonna miss the format of this show though not gonna lie, among all the singing shows, this show's format is one of the most brutal yet the most fun to watch (especially the 6 chair challenge lol)

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