On the heels of releasing her new song ‘Hiss,’ Megan Thee Stallion has announced she’s signed a new distribution deal.
The H-Town Hottie shared the exciting news with fans on Friday (February 2), noting that the partnership will allow her to remain independent.
Megan Thee Stallion Announces New Distribution Deal
But more excitingly, Megan will also take ownership of her masters and publishing.
“Thank you GOD Hotties today HISSTORY was made!!!” She wrote. “This is thee first deal of its kind!!! I hope artist still on the come up or even artists who are already established never get discouraged by all the obstacles that come with this industry!”
Additionally, the agreement also enables the ‘Cobra’ rapper to release her music through her independent entertainment entity, Hot Girl Productions, while simultaneously working with WMG and its affiliates.
This means that Megan will gain access to WMG’s global services, including distribution, radio promotion, and marketing.
With the ‘WAP’ hitmaker gearing up to release her third studio album later this year, per Rolling Stone, Warner Music will play a role in its rollout success.
“Even with all the odds against me, I fought for MYSELF, the hotties fought for me and, @rocnation fought for me!!! I’m forever grateful!!!” Meg continued. “Let’s REALLY KEEP RUNNING IT UP HOTTIES! Shout out to MAMA HOLLY I know she’s guiding me through all this 💙 #HOTGIRLPRODUCTIONS.”
Megan Thee Stallion Cuts Ties With Her Former Label For Good
Inking her new deal with Warner comes just months after Megan and 1501 Certified Entertainment reached a settlement following their years-long dispute.
The two parties had been going back and forth since 2020, when Megan requested to renegotiate her contract, per the Los Angeles Times.
She argued that the label had failed to provide sufficient promotional resources to support her music and accused the firm of owing her over $1 million in unpaid royalties.
Meg’s legal team deemed the deal below industry standards, sparking a lengthy court battle between the rapper and 1501.
In October 2023, she reached a settlement that subsequently paved the way for her to explore new opportunities and take full control of her music career.
With her new distribution deal, Megan continues to assert her independence and entrepreneurial spirit.
She was enthusiastic about her prosperous future, stating, “This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career.”
“I’m really focused on building an empire and growing as an entrepreneur, so I’m proud to take this next step in my journey and work with Max Lousada and the entire Warner Music Group team in this new capacity. I know we’re going to create history together.”
Thank you GOD 🙏🏽 Hotties today HISSTORY was made !!! Today I signed a distribution deal with my new family @warnermusic where I maintain my INDEPENDENCE as an artist anddd OWN MY MASTERS AND PUBLISHING 🔥🔥🔥🔥 This is thee first deal of its kind !!! I hope artist still on the… pic.twitter.com/LkFI8Vdry6
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) February 2, 2024