Megan Thee Stallion and Warner Music Group have announced a partnership where the rapper will distribute through the company but retain her masters.
The innovative agreement will “enable the Houston native to maintain her independence as a musician while also having access to the music company’s robust global services, ranging from radio promotion to marketing worldwide,” according to the press release. Megan will not only have full ownership of her masters but also her publishing.
The Grammy-winning artist will release music through Hot Girl Productions – her independent music and entertainment entity while working with Warner Music and its international affiliates. Additionally, Megan has full creative control of her music releases along with the option to bring artists that are signed to her imprint into the WMG ecosystem.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career,” Megan said. “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.”
“Meg is not just a superstar,” WMG Recorded Music CEO Max Lousada said. “She’s an artistic force and a mogul in the making – authentic and unapologetic in defining her own unique place in the cultural landscape. So many relate to her remarkable story and have witnessed her come into her power on her own terms. At Warner, we’re creating an environment where original talents can explore both their creativity and entrepreneurialism, while building long-term careers. Following on her success with 300, we’re excited to continue our journey with Meg through this dynamic new partnership, with our global teams, infrastructure, and expertise supporting her every step of the way.”
“Megan continues to be an absolute trailblazer,” Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said. “This new chapter with Warner Music Group will shift the landscape in the music industry and empower other independent artists to follow in her footsteps and claim their power. It’s also a testament to Max’s ability to reimagine the relationships that major music companies can engage in with independent artists.”
Megan recently announced that she’s readying a new album and a tour for the summer.