Just days following Olivia Rodrigo’s much-publicized management shakeup, Dua Lipa has reportedly exited TaP Management.
The London-born singer-songwriter’s split from TaP Management (part of the overarching TaP Music) came to light today, in reports from outlets including Hits Daily Double. But at the time of this piece’s writing, neither Dua Lipa (who began a world tour nine days back) nor TaP Management had commented publicly on the matter.
Aside from 26-year-old Dua Lipa – whose profile is still live on the TaP website, suggesting that the professional relationship’s dissolution could have been abrupt – the London- and Los Angeles-headquartered company lists as clients Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, and Hailee Steinfeld.
It goes without saying that the timing of the development might also point to a potentially sudden turn of events. Dua Lipa kicked off the Future Nostalgia Tour in Miami last Wednesday, as alluded to, and TaP Music’s newest tweet is a February 3rd repost of a message penned by Lipa, who is reportedly in talks with other management firms.
These discussions will have to take place remotely or while the “New Rules” artist is on the road, though, as she’s scheduled only a handful of two-day tour breaks through the remainder of February and the entirety of March. After an April 1st show in Vancouver, however, Lipa is set to take two weeks off before performing in her native England.
Worth noting is that Olivia Rodrigo’s initially highlighted departure from Camp Far West Management, which she reportedly ditched for Lighthouse Management, arrived about 10 weeks out from the start of her Sour Tour.
In a broader sense, the music-industry management switches delivered by 2022’s first seven or so weeks follow a number of high-profile changes from 2021.
Chance the Rapper countersued his former manager, Pat Corcoran, in an ugly legal battle last February, around the same time that Tony Ciulla, the longtime manager of Marilyn Manson, dropped the shock rocker as a client.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj and Irving Azoff’s Full Stop Management reportedly parted ways, at which point Minaj reportedly sat down for preliminary discussions with Wassim Slaiby’s SALXCO. The latter’s roster includes The Weeknd and Doja Cat, but Nicki Minaj isn’t currently featured as a client on the company’s website.
Finally, November of 2021 saw Kendrick Lamar hire Anthony Saleh as his manager. Saleh, Nas, and Lamar’s cousin Baby Keem backed metaverse virtual-land investment startup Everyrealm about one week ago.