Superstar artist Dua Lipa has bought back the rights to her songs from TAP Music Publishing.
The publishing division of TaP confirmed that it sold the rights back to the artist in a short statement, saying: “We wish Dua all the best for the future.”
Anna Neville, co-President of TaP Music, added: “This is an exciting time for our publishing company – we are expanding our services and teams globally and continue to add talented writers and artists to our already stellar roster.”
The news arrives just under two years after Dua Lipa split with Tap Management after working together for more than eight years.
TaP’s management roster includes the likes of Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding and Noah Cyrus. Its publishing clients include Larry Heard, Yaeji and Dermot Kennedy. TaP operates a record label venture with Universal Music Group and a publishing venture with UMPG.
“This is an exciting time for our publishing company – we are expanding our services and teams globally and continue to add talented writers and artists to our already stellar roster.”
Anna Neville, Tap Music Publishing
Grammy-winning Dua Lipa severed ties with TaP in early 2022 after being with the firm for over eight years. She signed with the London-based company in 2013 when she was reportedly working at a cocktail bar.
Dua Lipa’s father, Dukagjin Lipa, has managed the artist since then.
Following her departure from Tap, Dua Lipa has not released a full-length album. Her 2020 album Future Nostalgia spawned hits like Levitating, Don’t Start Now and Break My Heart.
Future Nostalgia followed her self-titled debut album in 2017, which featured hits like New Rules, One Kiss, IDGAF and Electricity.
Throughout her career, Lipa has collaborated with artists such as Elton John and PNAU for Cold Heart, Megan Thee Stallion for Sweetest Pie and Calvin Harris and Young Thug for Potion. These tracks have all charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
The artist is set to drop her latest single, Houdini on Thursday (November 9), according to a series of teasers on her social media platforms.
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