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Megan Thee Stallion and Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a new agreement on Friday, February 2, enabling the hip-hop star to maintain her independence as a musician while simultaneously having access to WMG’s suite of global services. The uniquely structured agreement sees Megan having distribution and resources with WMG while retaining the full ownership of her masters and publishing.
The Houston native will release music through Hot Girl Productions, her independent music and entertainment imprint, while also working with Warner Music and its international affiliates. Megan has full creative control of her music releases, in addition to having the option to bring artists signed to her imprint into the WMG ecosystem.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career,” said Megan. “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; 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 (pictured right). “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,” Lousada continues. “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,” added Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez (pictured center left). “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.”
The announcement follows the release of Megan’s latest single, “HISS,” her second solo release through Hot Girl Productions. She released the first, “Cobra,” in November.