R&B singer Rita Ora has officially taken her talent to another record label following a back-and-forth legal war with longtime mentor Jay Z‘s Roc Nation company.
According to reports, Ora is now aligned with powerhouse Warner Music.
Rita Ora and Jay Z’s Roc Nation have officially parted ways, following a lawsuit filed last year describing an “orphaned relationship” between the British singer and the label, which issued a counterclaim a month later. A source confirms to Billboard that Ora has signed with Warner Music, though specifics of the deal have not been disclosed. Requests to Roc Nation for confirmation of a settlement between Ora and the company were not returned. (Billboard)
This week, Rita and Roc Nation put to rest a publicized contract dispute.
Rita has come to an agreement after the company sued Rita for $2.4 million for breaching the terms of her contract and not providing the required number of albums throughout the years she’s been with them. A document filed to the New York Supreme Court this week shows the pair have now settled things out of court and Rita is free to choose a new label and release new music. (Daily Mail)
Earlier this year, reports claimed Rita’s record company had sued her for millions.
In the new suit, Roc Nation counters that it’s spent over $2 million developing and marketing the British pop singer’s still-unreleased second album. The label says the British ”X Factor” judge was supposed to deliver a total of five albums when she signed with Roc Nation in 2008, but has only put out one. (Page Six)
Reports last December revealed Ora filed a complaint against her record company Roc Nation.
“When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist,” states the complaint. “As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.” (Billboard)