Scott took to Twitter last night (April 16) to reveal that she had been let go from a three-album deal with 4AD "for not being commercially successful enough."
"I wish them all the best," she added sarcastically. "Also, fuck the music industry."
My former label, @4AD_Official, has decided to drop me from a 3 album deal for not being commercially successful enough. I wish them all the best. Also, fuck the music industry. Xo, Mackenzie— TORRES (@torreslovesyou) April 16, 2018
The artist has since received a wave of support in response to her tweet from peers, fans and music writers alike. Check out some of those messages below.
I stood side stage, inspired every single night on tour together. You're one of my favorite artists and performers. ❤️— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) April 17, 2018
Sorry to hear— Geoff Barrow (@jetfury) April 17, 2018
But Record companies are businesses if they don't make money they go bankrupt unless they are funded by posh boys.
You have a loyal fan base ,connect with them Go back to basics I know a lot of bands who have done it and been more financially secure.
oh fuck tho you're about to prove them very wrong bc ur a powerful fucking human and cannot be contained. 🔮— LIZA ANNE (@lizaannemusic) April 16, 2018
GIRL, I FEEL YOU. I was told by a Warner Bros. Records executive that women have a "shelf life" and once they reach 26, they don't stand a chance of "making it". When I asked what a man's shelf life was, he replied "they don't have one".— Rituals of Mine (@RitualsofMine) April 17, 2018
💕💕💕 your records are amazing and you deserve way better than this— maura 🎙 johnston (@maura) April 17, 2018
I 🖤 you and your seeking, beautiful music, Mackenzie.— stepped up (@annkpowers) April 17, 2018
4AD has yet to comment on the situation, though reps have confirmed to Exclaim! that Torres is indeed no longer with the label.