Universal Music and Sony Music reportedly in talks to take on rights to Bowie's back catalogue

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David Bowie is on the verge of leaving his record label EMI, according to reports.

The [url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/49cd6a7a-095e-11e1-a2bb-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1d73jWmMv]Financial Times[/url] claims that the legendary singer is poised to end his 15-year association with the label.

Universal Music and Sony Music are apparently in talks to sign Bowie when the deal with EMI ends in January. EMI declined to comment to the newspaper over the claims.

Whether Bowie will release any new music – or even plays live again – is another matter however. Earlier this year, the Thin White Duke’s biographer Paul Trynka said it would take a “miracle” for Bowie to return.

Bowie has not released a new album since 2003’s ‘Reality’ and not played live since 2006, when he sang onstage with Alicia Keys in New York City. He has given no indication he is likely to tour again.

Meanwhile, [i]Uncut[/i] have launched a new iPad app which allows you to take a look back on the history of the iconic singer.

‘David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide’ gives an overview of The Thin White Duke’s five-decade long career with rare interviews taken from the archives of [i]NME[/i] and [i]Melody Maker[/i], as well as newly-commissioned reviews of each of the singer’s studio albums.

The package costs £2.99 and is available from iTunes. A lite version of the app, which can be downloaded for free, is also available from iTunes.

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