Should I describe this feeling as shocking or surprise ? I just realized many people including upcoming musicians don’t know the difference between Record label signing and management signing contract. After posting on my social media and whatsapp group about Tiwa Savage deal with Roc Nation which was reported on many blog sites as signing to Roc Nation with no details of what type of contract she signed with the full services entertainment company.
To set the record straight, Tiwa Savage contract with Roc Nation is management contract and she is not sign to Roc Nation record label. When the deal was reported on many Africa media news site, I took my time to research about what kind of deal she signed with the American based company.
On Rocnation.com, Tiwa Savage name is listed under the management category not on the Record label artists category. So after sharing my findings, I received couple of messages from people asking for the differences between record label contract and management contract. When artist signs a record label contract it means the label is responsible for the recordings of the artist music, distribution, publication and promoting . Management contract means the company represent the artist and negotiate on his/her behalf.
To verify what type of deal she signed with Roc Nation visit Here and click on management on top of the page. You will see the number of artists signed under the management of Roc Nation.