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Tori Amos is proving to be less than Epic.
The singer has cut ties with Sony-owned Epic Records, her label of six years, to become an independent artist.
"This is an exciting time," she said in a post on her website. "There will be many ways in the present and in the future for artists to cross what has become the new unchartered Music Frontier...It is time for us as artists to stop being dependent, dependent on any system that has become undependable."
The "Silent All These Years" singer has been a major-label artist for more than two decades. Her first indie effort is slated for a spring 2009 release.