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Dua Lipa secures the rights to her songs in new publishing deal

She now owns the publishing rights and masters to her own music.

By Nick Reilly

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa. (Picture: Tyrell Hampton)

Dua Lipa has acquired the rights to her catalogue of songs in a fresh deal with her previous publishers, TAP Music.

In a statement from TAP Music, it was confirmed that Lipa will now own all the publishing rights to her own music, as well as the masters.

“We wish Dua all the best for the future,” said Anna Neville, TAP Music’s co-President.

“This is an exciting time for our publishing company – we are expanding our services and teams globally and continue to add talented writers and artists to our already stellar roster.”

It comes after Lipa announced her new track ‘Houdini’, which is set for release next week. The news arrived earlier this week, a day after Lipa teased new music in a teaser, which featured a golden key necklace, several polaroids, and the cryptic message “4 8 9 9 14 15 21.” A snippet of the song was played in the video, featuring Lipa singing the line “Tell me all the ways you’ll need me” over a groovy beat. Back in August, Lipa confirmed with New York Times magazine that a new album was in the works, described as “1970s-era psychedelia.”

Last spring, Lipa contributed ‘Dance the Night‘ to the Barbie soundtrack, executive produced by Mark Ronson. Yesterday, the track was nominated for Song of the Year at the Rolling Stone UK Awards.

“I’ve heard some of it and it’s incredible,” Ronson told Vulture of Lipa’s upcoming album. “I think that’s why there’s the disco ball that smashes in the video (‘Dance the Night’), right? This feels like her triumphant stomp on that era of her music into whatever she does next.”

Although Lipa’s Instagram was wiped clean, you can still see her previous posts on Twitter — including her recent Service 95 newsletter, where she interviews Patti Smith about her 2010 memoir Just Kids. , which is widely believed to mark the start of her forthcoming third album campaign.