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Lily Allen: 'I have no plans to release another album'

Lily Allen has claimed that she won't be releasing a new album after deciding not to renew her record contract with EMI. The singer made the announcement on her blog 'It's Not Alright' and is instead considering a career in acting.

Allen has been getting her knickers in a knot over illegal file-sharing over the last few weeks and the backlash on her blog appears to have influenced her decision to walk away from music: "Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade."

"The days of me making money from recording music have been and gone as far as I'm concerned, so I don't (at this point) stand to profit from legislation [from the government regarding file-sharing]. Except future purchases of previously recorded material (which won’t be much)."

But before you break down in tears and start wailing 'Music is dead', a spokesperson for Allen later made it clear to the NME that the 24-year-old has not quit music forever: "She is not quitting pop music. She is not thinking about her next album right now because she is still in the middle of promoting her current record."

So in a nutshell, it appears that a singer who launched her career through MySpace is now threatening to quit the music business because a small number of fans illegally download her music meaning Lily can no longer afford to dine out at The Ivy everyday. Boo bloody hoo.

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