A popular female rap artist recently used a social network to explain to fans why she has no plans to make new music in the near future. The situation involves contract disputes with her current record label, located outside the state of Illinois. This is the second disagreement that she has had in recent times with various recording companies.
Azealia Banks is well-known among rap fans, having recorded over 200 hit songs. She signed a contract with her current label company in 2014. In July 2015, the star made a public announcement that she was planning on leaving her label company. Apparently, it was shortly after that announcement that the company informed her that she would not be released from her contract.
Due to the fact that the company is holding Ms. Banks to her signed contract, she will not be able to make any new music until Feb. 2016 when her contract ends. When a party who has entered into a legally binding contract attempts to act against that contract, the other party or parties involved may pursue litigation for breach of said contract. Time will tell if the rap singer complies with the restrictions of her current contract or if the company will have grounds to file a case in court should the rapper release new music to the public before the scheduled ending date of the contract.
In Illinois and elsewhere, there are legal professionals available who have experience in business and commercial law. When disputes arise regarding issues of contract negotiation, contract disputes or other matters of disagreement in business transactions, a person may consult one of these attorneys in order to seek guidance on the issues. An experienced legal team would be able to offer clarification of the issues and ensure that all applicable legal rights are protected.
Source: philly.com, “Azealia Banks barred from releasing music in contract dispute“, Aug. 10, 2015