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Rita Ora settles dispute with Roc Nation

Texas fans of singer Rita Ora may have followed her contract disputes with Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation. Ora signed with the label in 2008 and, according to Roc Nation's lawyers, she was supposed to make five albums with them. Her sole release came in 2012. In 2015, executives at Roc Nation filed a lawsuit against her. Ora said that the contract, which she signed when she was 18, was not enforceable under California law.

Ora also claimed that the executives had not focused on her and had instead put their energy toward Jay Z's streaming service and other interests. In contrast, Roc Nation said that it had spent more than $2 million on the singer's unreleased second album.

However, the parties appear to have reached a settlement out of court. According to a public filing, she has been released from her contract and may sign a new one. Ora has suggested as much on social media as well.

Contract disputes may arise in almost any industry or endeavor. People or companies that are about to enter into a contract may want to consult an attorney to ensure that the contract gives them the protections that they expect. Those who are facing a contract dispute may also want to contact an attorney. Such a dispute can be costly for a business and can prevent a person's career from moving forward. In many cases, the dispute can be settled through negotiations led by the parties' respective business law attorneys without having to resort to protracted and public litigation.

Source: Music News, "Rita Ora settles contract dispute with Jay Z's Roc Nation - report," June 7, 2016

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