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Offset sues Migos’ label in dispute over rights in his solo releases
Offset has sued the label to which his group Migos are signed – Quality Control Music – accusing it of interfering in his current solo output, and in doing so breaching an agreement that was reached last year.According to Rolling Stone, a lawsuit filed this week states that Offset’s original deal with Quality Control as part of Migos was very wide-ranging, giving it control over any of his recordings, whether they were made as part of Migos or otherwise, as well as an interest in all his publishing.However, it claims in January last year a deal was done in which Quality Control gave up any claims to Offset’s solo material, in return for “valuable consideration paid by Offset to Quality Control”.But, it then says, when Offset released his new solo single ‘54321’ last week via an alliance with Universal Music’s Motown label, Quality Control became “hostile” and demanded that Motown list it as “holding an ownership interest” in the new track.“Offset now brings this action to vindicate his rights and make it clear to the world that Offset, not Quality Control, owns Offset’s music”, the lawsuit then states, seeking as it does court confirmation that Quality Control has no claim over any of the rapper’s solo releases.Quality Control is yet to formally respond to the new litigation, although its CEO Pierre ‘P’ Thomas referenced it in a since deleted tweet, where he basically complained about having to deal with “this lame shit”, and adding: “Everyone knows the real problem”.Hitting back on Twitter, Offset responded: “I paid millions to get my rights back … you blackballed me”.
Offset reportedly suing Migos record label over ownership of solo recordings - nme.com - city Motown
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Offset reportedly suing Migos record label over ownership of solo recordings
Offset has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Quality Control – the record label of Migos – over ownership of his solo recordings.According to court documents obtained by Variety, Offset alleges that Quality Control is claiming ownership over his recent solo work despite his claim he bought back the rights to the music last year.In the complaint, the rapper claimed that the label’s alleged hold as “wrongful” and that it “knowingly violates Offset’s rights to his own music.”As reported in Pitchfork, Offset is reportedly seeking a judgment to ensure that Quality Control maintains no rights, title, or interest in his solo work.Offset is claiming that Quality Control violated their settlement by asserting ownership over his recent, Baby Keem-produced solo cut “5 4 3 2 1.”The rapper alleges that Quality Control demanded that Motown “publicly (though falsely) list Quality Control as holding an ownership interest in the recording of ‘5 4 3 2 1,'” according to reports.NME has reached out to representatives of Offset and Quality Control for comment.Meanwhile, rumours of Migos’ breakup have been reported for some time following the release of ‘Hotel Lobby’, when it was reported that Offset had unfollowed both of his bandmates on Instagram.Less than a month later, in June, Migos pulled out of their scheduled performance at the 2022 Governors Ball festival, with organisers for the event saying they would no longer appear “due to circumstances out of [their] control”.‘Us Vs. Them’ was Quavo and Takeoff’s second collaborative release earlier this year, following the May release of ‘Hotel Lobby’ (which they dropped under the moniker Unc And Phew).
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