Sky Ferreira’s debut album Night Time, My Time came out in 2013 after long disputes and label delays, and it seems like she’s still not happy. In a series of tweets last night (now deleted, but captured by SPIN), Ferreira aired out some of her issues, which include the label (Polydor) copying her videos for other artists, and not giving her “support/budget/promotion,” but then criticizing her for not selling enough records.
Read the full text below.
Me pulling teeth to get a video made from people who literally make treatments shot by shot of my previous video with another artist (sic)… They tried to hire every person who worked on all of them & literally replicate it… Ever heard of intellectual property?… I don’t get the support I should have by now… At least have the decency to give me some support/budget/promotion for my work, if you’re going to rip off my previous work that I paid for… ‘Well. You didn’t sell ____ amount of records (sic).’
No sh**t. I think it did pretty well considering the circumstances… Maybe I would have ‘sold more records’ if I had the resources to do so. It’s completely unfair that can even get used against me… I’m talking about labels & how they all need new structure… & need to be more creative & supportive of the people that they sign.
In happier news, Ferreira confirmed in April that her next album would be called Masochism, so hopefully the new record wont get hit with the kind of delays that the last one was.