Megan Thee Stallion is on a hot streak after the drop of her latest single, HISS.
Friday, the Houston Hottie and Warner Music Group (WMG) announced their agreement that allows the rapper to maintain her independence while tapping into the extensive global resources offered by Warner Music, covering aspects from radio promotion to worldwide marketing.
Megan, who is managed by Roc Nation, parted ways with her former label 1501 Certified Entertainment in October following a lengthy legal dispute that was ultimately resolved through a mutual settlement. As per her deal with WMG, Megan now has complete ownership of her masters and publishing.
The Grammy-winning “Savage” rapper will release her music through her independent entity, Hot Girl Productions, while simultaneously collaborating with Warner Music and its international affiliates. This allows Meg the flexibility to curate her creative vision while also integrating artists from her imprint into the WMG ecosystem.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of my life and career,” Megan Thee Stallion expressed. “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,” Lousada said. “She’s an artistic force and a mogul in the making – authentic and unapologetic in defining her own unique place in the cultural landscape. 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. 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,” said Desiree Perez, Roc Nation’s CEO. “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.”
Megan has released two independent singles, “Cobra” and “Hiss,” thus far, and just this week she announced she’ll be headed on tour this summer.