Dua Lipa bids farewell to the management team behind her ‘straight for the money’ global fame
Dua Lipa has parted ways with the management company that helped make her a global sensation, following a disagreement over earnings.
The singer, who signed for London-based company Tap Management in 2013 while working as a waitress at a cocktail bar, stunned her bosses last week when she said she no longer wanted them to represent her .
Music industry sources say her departure is tied to the size of the cut she receives from recording and commercial deals brokered on her behalf by Tap Management.
According to her latest accounts, Miss Lipa’s earnings have more than doubled to almost £50m last year, from £22.7m in 2020. She is pictured above with Ben Mawson
Miss Lipa, a three-time Grammy winner and currently on a 73-date US tour, has signed a contract with Warner Music and has lucrative deals with companies such as Evian, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace. She also has social media offerings to promote the really boozy drink.
While some of his mentions are recent, others predate his emergence as a global superstar with 79 million Instagram followers, when his bargaining position would have been weaker.
Commenting on his surprise decision to leave Tap Management and manager Ben Mawson, a source said: ‘It’s all been a bit of a shock, but sadly there will always be disagreements over money. Things had been brewing for some time.
Miss Lipa, three-time Grammy winner and currently on a 73-date tour of America, has signed with Warner Music and has lucrative deals with companies including Evian, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace
‘Tap took her from an unknown teenager to the most successful female artist in the world. When you look at it like that, you can’t help but think that something pretty bad happened.
According to her latest accounts, Miss Lipa’s earnings have more than doubled to almost £50million last year, from £22.7million in 2020. The 26-year-old also owns £28million. pounds of assets in his touring company Dua Lipa Live LLP.
She became a household name in 2018 when her single, One Kiss, topped charts around the world. A year later, she won the Brit Award for Song of the Year and won Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording at the Grammys.
It was reported yesterday that Miss Lipa’s father Dukagjin will take over management of Tap, whose other stars include Ellie Goulding and former Little Mix singer Leigh-Ann Pinnock.
The Mail on Sunday has contacted Tap Management and Dua Lipa for comment but has not received a response.