Sky Ferreira Is Fighting With Her Label Again
It took some five years for Sky Ferreira‘s debut album to materialize, during which time she publicly butted heads with Columbia and EMI numerous times over delays and their differing visions for her career. With the release of Night Time, My Time and its rave reviews in 2013 and now the promo cycle underway for follow-up Masochism, it seemed Ferreira had finally broken through and achieved the artistic freedom she desired. Alas, another label battle has emerged.
Ferreira recently slammed her UK label, Polydor, claiming they stole her intellectual property and generally have failed to throw support behind her projects. The tweets have been deleted, but Contact Music reports her posts contained the following:
Me pulling teeth to get a video made from people who literally make treatments shot by shot of my previous video with another artist (sic)… They tried to hire every person who worked on all of them & literally replicate it… Ever heard of intellectual property?… I don’t get the support I should have by now… At least have the decency to give me some support/budget/promotion for my work, if you’re going to rip off my previous work that I paid for… ‘Well. You didn’t sell ____ amount of records (sic).’
No sh**t. I think it did pretty well considering the circumstances… Maybe I would have ‘sold more records’ if I had the resources to do so. It’s completely unfair that can even get used against me… I’m talking about labels & how they all need new structure… & need to be more creative & supportive of the people that they sign.
Sky threw together one of 2013’s best pop albums in a month’s time and with hardly any backing, so we know she can deliver even when the industry thwarts her every move. But hopefully this time it won’t come to that. Masochism, sadism, whatever it is, I think I speak for all pop fans when I say that both parties need to get their shit together and make this album happen.