Little Mix have parted ways from Simon Cowell's record label Syco.

The news comes just days before the release of their new album LM5.

The group - comprised of Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards - have been signed to Syco since being discovered on The X Factor in 2011.

Little Mix are managed by Modest Management, which will no longer be working with Syco Music.

Little Mix will no longer be working with Simon Cowell's Syco Music

A spokesperson for Cowell confirmed the news, saying in a statement: "Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company.

"We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R'd and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell."

Last year's X Factor winners Rak-Su, who are also working under Modest Management, have also moved from Syco to RCA.

Little Mix shot to fame after winning the X Factor in 2011 and have since gone on to sell over 30 million records worldwide.

The band's fifth studio album LM5 will be released on Friday, November 16 under the RCA label which is part of the wider Sony group.

Their latest single Woman Like Me is currently at number three in the Irish charts.

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