Leigh-Anne Pinnock later stated: "We were with Syco
for seven years and had an incredible journey but ...
The group has moved to label RCA, part of the larger Sony Group, which also includes Syco
. Cowell previously revealed the split happened because he fell out with their management company, Modest Management.
An industry source said: "Syco
met Michael earlier in the year.
But an industry source said: "Syco
met [Michael] earlier in the year.
"It is also a complete lie to say that Syco
were not aware of Ant's plans to return to BGT until recently.
Instead, the band, whose latest album LM5 is set to be released this month, will now work under the RCA label, which is part of the wider Sony group like Syco
Siobhan Greene, who hails from Shelley, is head of television at Syco
TV and producer of some of the biggest shows on UK TV, including X Factor, Stepping Out, and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
"But thanks to my fanbase and the song doing amazingly well, Syco
wanted to be involved again.
A source said: "Niall is the band's secret weapon - Modest Management and Syco
believe he has what it takes to become a break-out solo star.
Ensuring Cowell's enduring impact around the world for years to come, Syco
Entertainment recently announced several new partnerships and shows.
's film division has 10 music-related projects in development right now and Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic CEO, who will head the endeavor along with Jason Lust and Syco
's Adam Milano, said that the project was a perfect fit.