In a statement released yesterday, Qmark says the label ‘entered into separate exclusive music recording, artist management and music publishing contracts with Harrysong in 2009’ and that ‘obligations of parties to the said contracts have neither lapsed nor have they been fulfilled’.
Few months back Harrysong announced his signing to KCEE’s ‘Five Star Music’ label. He’s released official songs through the label. Harrysong also penned KCEE’s hit song ‘Limpopo’.
Qmark sent warning shots to Harrysong’s new label stating that they (Five Star Music) have violated Question Mark’s rights and will ‘without further recourse, resort to all lawful means at our disposal for redress’.
But a spokesperson for Five Star Music has called Qmark’s label boss Kevin Luciano a ‘trouble maker’. ‘Harrysong ended his contract with Question Mark in March 2012. He is signed to Five Star Music’, label exec and KCEE’s manager Soso Soberekon comfirmed.
Kevin Luciaino and Qmark aren’t new to controversies covering contractual agreements with their artistes; the likes of Asa, Street Monks and most recently Ego (now called Safarie) have all parted with the label on controversial terms.