By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Tinny Entertainment has announced the termination of Ycee’s distribution deal with Sony Music Africa.
In a statement released on their website, Tinny Entertainment revealed that the contract was terminated in December.
This move follows Ycee’s recent outburst on social media about some shady dealings going on at the digital distribution company.
Ycee had accused the company of reaping unsuspecting artistes “off their hard work and sweat.”
The Label in the statement said they now have the sole ownership of all creative materials by Ycee and can be exploited on all platforms.
Tinny Entertainment added that they realized it was best undertaking the distribution of records by themselves for the label to stay above board.
The label also revealed that new music are in the works and will be released soon.
The statement reads,
“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”
The exclusive deal was signed in October, 2016 in South Africa.
The deal birthed the release of the rapper’s first extended play (EP), “The First Wave” under the label and it was released last year, April.
The EP housed songs like “Wavy”, “Juice” featuring Maleek Berry and “Link Up” featuring Reekado Banks.
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