In new court documents filed on thursday, [December 17th] , Rocnation singer, Rita Ora is suing her label for abandonment and she wants out. The complaint states that the duo’s relationship [as manager and artist] took a huge nose dive once Rocnation began to expand their empire into the sports and digital media realm.
As Roc Nation’s Interests Diversified, There Were Fewer Resources Available And The Company Suffered A Revolving Door Of Executives. – Plaintiff
Rita signed with Rocnation back in 2008 [when she was 18 year old]. The suggestion here is that the U.K signed a seven-year deal, and now that she’s a California resident, she is protected by the California Code [Section 2855] to be ‘let go’ from the label without consequence.
According to the California Code Section 2855 – the ‘seven year rule’ which [in this case] allows a performer to be free from rendering services beyond the contractual agreement if all commitments have been met.
Rita also alleges that members of her initial supporting team had left rocnation and thus she was abandoned. Rita claims when Rocnation switched their distribution company to Universal unbeknownst to her, she had remained with Sony [former Rocnation distribution] and as a result she pays out-of-pocket for all of her marketing and video promotions.
YIKES!…. I’m sure will be hearing more about this case, but from the complaint, it’s not looking too good for the Rocnation label.
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