Tinashe and RCA Have Gone Their Separate Ways

Tinashe and RCA have parted ways, according to her manager.

Tinashe at the red carpet for Fox's 'Rent'

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Tinashe at the red carpet for Fox's 'Rent'

According to her manager Mike Nazzaro, Tinashe is out at RCA Records. Though Nazzaro made sure to make it clear that this split was initiated by the singer and not the other way around.

"[...] she wasn’t dropped," Nazzaro said, in an effort to correct online rumors, perRolling Stone. "We initiated for her to be released. It was a positive split for her. It’s giving her back creative control." He added that the move actually occurred about a month ago, and that it "took a little while to figure out."

The relationship between the two sides had been a fairly lengthy one, as Tinashe publicly announced that she signed to the label via a YouTube video back in 2012. Two years later she released her major-label debut by dropping Aquarius, followed by Nightride in 2016, followed by Joyride in 2018.

However, as noted by Rolling Stone, the two sides have had rifts that have occasionally surfaced to the public over the course of their business connection. In a 2016 Rolling Stone interview she cited "creative differences" with the company, and then (shortly afterwards) she says that their A&R department pushed her to write a song despite the fact that she couldn't "get behind the lyrics."

Despite those hiccups, Nazzaro says that the recent break-up was an amicable one, and that it was "a respectful separation on both sides." He added that "it was time to part ways," and that they're currently deciding if they need new partners.


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