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Raye and Polydor split after singer claims label won’t allow her to release album | Ents & Arts News

Brit Award-nominated singer Raye has “split” from her record company after claiming she was not allowed to release an album.

The 23-year-old, who had signed with Polydor since 2014, blamed the spill on “different artistic goals” in a statement posted to Instagram and Twitter Monday night.

“Today I am speaking to you as a freelance artist,” she wrote.

“Polydor and I talked and agreed to go our separate ways.

“I want to say a big thank you to the Polydor team and everyone who fought for me, believed in me and worked so hard for me over the years.

“Polydor is an amazing infrastructure team, unfortunately we have different artistic goals and I am so grateful to them for giving me a gracious and fluid exit to begin my next chapter as an artist.”

She captioned the post: “Just a Croydon little girl with a dream.”

At the end of June, the singer shared a series of touching tweets in which she said she was “fed up with getting laid” by Polydor.

Raye, real name Rachel Agatha Keen, claimed the company was preventing him from releasing an album, despite signing a four-disc contract seven years ago.

“For the context, for an album to be created, the label must release money for the songs to be completed, fees for producers, mixes, masters and marketing support etc … I have waited 7 years for this day and I am still waiting.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY British singer-songwriter RAYE title Magnums # ShowYourLayers campaign launch event in London with the debut performance of her new single 'Call On Me', as she joins the brand to encourage customers to adopt the layers that make them unique.  Photo date: Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Raye, real name Rachel Agatha Keen, signed a four album deal in 2014. File photo

“So now I’m told if Call On Me [her latest single] done well so i can do my album but there can be no green light before. Imagine the PRESSURE of me waking me up every day frantically looking at the numbers and statistics hoping I could make MY FIRST BLOODY ALBUM. “

She said she refused to suffer any more in silence, adding: “I have done all they [the record label] asked me, I changed gender, I worked 7 days on …

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This notice was published: 2021-07-19 20:24:00

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