By Patricia Uyeh,
News making rounds reveal that Nigerian singer, Ycee’s agency – Tinny Entertainment has cancelled his distribution deal with Sony Music Africa. This is coming a year after the contract was signed.
From all indications, the relationship between Ycee and the record label appears to have turned sour with disagreements and social media fights.
Before now, Ycee reportedly called out an executive of Sony Music Entertainment on social media, saying he was not managing their artistes well but using them for selfish interest.
Reacting to the termination of contract, Tinny Entertainment released a statement, saying Sony Music Africa did not have the benefits they wanted from them and it was best to part ways.
Read the release from their website:
“Tinny Entertainment signed a license and distribution deal with Sony Africa for the distribution of some of YCEE’s music globally, in the hope that SONY AFRICA would take their music to the next level.
“We would like to state officially that we terminated our contract with SONY through our lawyers, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, by a letter dated 5 December 2017.
“Henceforth, we are the sole owners of the copyright in any and all of our music and can exploit our music on any and every platform.
“We have realized that it is best to undertake the distribution of our records by ourselves, as a Record Label and that Made in Nigeria across board, is the only way to be above board.”
“As a Label, we are pushing out great music this year starting with “Say Bye Bye,” “I Wish” and our YCEE and Bella Collabo EP, “Late Night Vibrations.”
“We thank you for the love!”
For: Tinny Entertainment.
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