Rita Ora partners with BMG for new recordings

Superstar British artist Rita Ora has partnered with BMG to release her future recordings.

The partnership will see Ora own all her future master recordings, says BMG.

Rita Ora has achieved 13 UK Top 10 singles and four UK Number One singles – Hot Right Now, How We Do (Party), R.I.P. and I Will Never Let You Down.

She currently holds the record for the most UK Top 10 singles for a British female artist.

Her TV career has seen her perform as a judge in the UK on X FactorThe Voice and, currently, the third series of The Masked Singer, as well as America’s Next Top Model and two series as a judge on The Voice Australia.

She has also appeared in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and as a businesswoman, has partnered with Adidas, Tezenis and Escada, had endorsements from Calvin Klein to Superga, DKNY and Roberto Cavalli. In 2019, she launched Próspero Tequila with Conecuh Brands, where she serves as Chief Creative Partner.


Ora joins a BMG client roster that includes 5SOS, who struck a deal with BMG in October 2021, Kylie Minogue, KSI and Run The Jewels.

In 2019, Ora was signed to a worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records UK.

She previously signed with Roc Nation’s label in the US in 2008 – a recording contract which came to an end in May 2016 when Ora settled with Jay Z’s company following a mutual lawsuit.

“I couldn’t be happier that [BMG] will be my label family moving forward.”

Rita Ora

Rita Ora, announcing the move on her Instagram, said: “I’m THRILLED to announce that I am partnering with BMG!!!

“I couldn’t be happier that they will be my label family moving forward.

“Their approach to artist ownership and control is very much aligned with mine, and it’s so empowering to know that I will own all my master recordings that I make from now on.

“I also feel so motivated to be working with such a dynamic, creative, forward-thinking global company.”

“We’re excited to get cracking.”

Jamie Nelson, BMG

Jamie Nelson, BMG VP A&R UK, said, “Rita Ora is an exciting and enduring multi-talented artist with the ability to connect across many different platforms.

“We’re excited to get cracking.”

Alistair Norbury

“We look forward to helping achieve [ora’s] ambitious goals.”

Alistair Norbury, BMG

Alistair Norbury, BMG President Repertoire & Marketing UK, said, “We are delighted that Rita, one of the smartest artists operating today, has chosen BMG’s distinctive approach which puts the artist in the driving seat.

“Rita is unique among UK artists in the breadth of her activities, from music to TV, film and business, something normally only associated with US artists like Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

“We look forward to helping achieve her ambitious goals.”

“The deal with BMG marks a new chapter for Rita.”

Sarah Stennett, Rita Ora manager

Sarah Stennett, Rita Ora’s long-term manager, said: “Rita has always been an artist and creator of ‘Firsts’.

“She started releasing music in her teens and has released some of the biggest hits of the decade.

“Her deal with BMG marks a new chapter for Rita where she can deploy the confidence and knowledge of her artistry and audience in navigating the next phase of her career with her at the helm.

“I’m so proud of the past 10 years we have worked together and I’m so excited for people to hear the music she’s been creating.”Music Business Worldwide

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