Vanessa Amorosi has parted ways with Universal Music, looking to rebuild her career

Vanessa Amorosi has ended her six-year association with Australia’s biggest record label Universal Music to relaunch her album career.

Amorosi released an upbeat statement to announce the split yesterday, yet it is understood the LA-based singer and songwriter has been trying to break her deal with the label for at least two years.

The Perfect singer reportedly wanted out because she felt “creatively” frustrated and wanted a fresh start to focus on rebuilding her career as an album artist rather than a pop princess.

“I am incredibly excited and confronted about the future but challenging myself is what propels me to the next level,” she said.

Universal, who have the biggest roster of Australian artists, had no comment on the split.

Amorosi’s manager Ralph Carr said he expected the other major labels, including Sony and Warner, would be interested in negotiating a new deal with Amorosi.

Sony officially said today “we have no plans at this stage to sign Vanessa”.

But they are likely to be her new home as Kate Ceberano and Australia’s Got Talent teen Bonnie Anderson, who are also managed by Carr, have signed to Sony in the past 12 months.

Ceberano will release her first album of original songs in more than a decade in early 2013 after she finishes her role on South Pacific.

She is also working on a memoir for release next year.

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