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Record boss Lily

Allen sticks with the music industry with plans to set up a label

  • 27/10/2009
  • Georgie Rogers
Lily Allen on the red carpet at the Q Awards

Lily Allen might be taking a break from making albums but she’s let us in on plans to help other bands and there’s talk of a possible West End theatre debut.

Only last month it was reported the outspoken singer wrote on It’s Not Alright, that she was quitting music; "I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record"

The blog has since been taken down.  At the time, her record company denied she's quitting music, telling 6 Music Lily is simply taking a break to promote her latest album, It's Not Me, It's You.

Now, speaking to BBC 6 Music at the Q Awards, on Monday 26 October, the pop songstress set the record straight.

"I’m not retiring from music," she said. "I might retire from singing for a bit. But yet, we’ll see."

As for what prompted this move, she explained: "I don’t know really, I just feel like maybe having a bit of a time for a break from doing that and do something else for a while."

It seems that ‘something else’ is nurturing new talent by setting up a record label.

"I love working in music," she said. "I like to help other bands and stuff so I’m thinking about - well we’re in talks about setting up my own label and dedicating the next couple of years to that."

But Lily remained tight-lipped on the matter of who she would sign: "I’ve got lots of bands in mind but I’m not going to say, because lots of people will steal them off me."

Fans might still be able to catch her onstage in different form, because she revealed there are ongoing conversations about her appearing in a West End show.

"I’m in talks about it yeah," she said.

Lily is currently on tour in Europe and begins the UK leg on 16 November in Sheffield.

Check out the 6 Music photo gallery of the stars on the red carpet.

Other news from the Q Awards: Robert Plant discusses Glastonbury talks with festival organiser Michael Eavis. (Find out what he had to say about Glasto 2010).

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