Davido Opens Up On Sony Music Deal, Album Delay

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DMW boss, Davido has revealed more about
his Sony Music deal and the delay in the
release of his sophormore album.
Davido, who explained the reason behind the
delay, cited the interest of a ‘big corporation’
with distribution interests as responsible for
the delay.
“The album is done, everything, but funny
enough, two days before we were about to
drop the album, we got a call from a very big
corporation that wants to be involved in the
album distribution, that’s why we pulled
back,” he said.
“There’s no point doing things the same. If
you are going to do it big, there’s no point
doing it at all. That’s why I chilled back, and
I want to let the big corporations do their
work. But the album is coming,”he further
said.
Reports also revealed that prior to signing
the deal, Davido consulted with renowned
entertainment lawyer, Joel Katz, seeking
advice and legal counsel.
The deal will have the singer release two
albums, but none of them will come in this
year. Davido is expected to first release an EP
to promote his brand in the US. That EP is
tentatively set for release in August. The first
single is to be released next month, with the
singer currently off to the US to complete
work on it.
“The EP will have a lot of international
collaborations on it, and it is expected to be
his first introductory project”. A source close
to Davido said.
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“The album might be released next year,
although there has been no concrete talk
about it. Davido’s deal with Sony required
that he hit the studio and remake the
sophomore album. Sony Music
Entertainment , a global franchise will require
lofty global standards of music that will
ensure that a get a return on investment.”

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