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Megan Thee Stallion Signs ‘First Deal Of Its Kind’ With Warner Music Giving Her Ownership Of Masters

Megan Thee Stallion has signed the "first deal of its kind" with Warner Music Group: to own her masters while getting help from the company with distribution.

Megan Thee Stallion is taking back her joy and her music. The rapper has signed a deal with Warner Music Group (WMG) to continue releasing music independently in addition to owning her masters, while working with the company for distribution and resources.

With WMG aiding Megan in the promotion and marketing of her future releases, all her songs will still be under her independently-owned Hot Girl Productions. According to Rolling Stone, Megan Thee Stallion will also have the opportunity to bring other artists into this new partnership if she intends to sign up-and-coming musicians in the future.

Megan about the “first deal of its kind” to her Instagram.

“Today I signed a distribution deal with my new family @warnermusic where I maintain my INDEPENDENCE as an artist and OWN MY MASTERS AND PUBLISHING,” she stated in the caption. “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!”

Megan released an additional statement on the “exciting” opportunity to continue being in control of her artistry while including the label as she brings her music to new heights.

“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career,” expressed the 28-year-old. “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.”

The “Savage” rapper has been independent since finalizing her separation from previous label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. Their lengthy legal battle concluded in October 2023, with Megan now funding her new music through her own means.

While Megan is on this path to building her own empire in the music business, WMG seeks to be part of her journey to enable her to become a “mogul in the making.”

“Meg is not just a superstar. She’s an artistic force and a mogul in the making – authentic and unapologetic in defining her own unique place in the cultural landscape,” said WMG Recorded Music CEO Max Lousada. “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.”

The news follows an eventful week for the rapper. Upon the release of her latest single, “Hiss,” with its “Megan’s law” lyric regarding sex offenders, a rap beef commenced between her and former collaborator Nicki Minaj. Minaj released her diss track “Big Foot” in response to Megan’s lyric, which she felt attacked her husband, who is a registered sex offender. The Houston native has yet to continue the music battle.

With a new album and tour to bring the Hot Girl to major cities during the summer, things are still looking up for the Grammy winner.

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