- The Qwabe twins manager, Kim Coppen had revealed that DJ Tira will not be able to collaborate on any music with the former Idols SA contestants
- The Qwabe twins already have a management contract with Think Entertainment, and a recording contract with Gallo Records
- She said that should DJ Tira want to collaborate with the twins, he would have to discuss and negotiate their release first
The Qwabe twins management have claimed that there has been no confirmation as to whether DJ Tira’s Afrotainment will be signing the former Idols SA contestants.
According to TshisaLIVE, the twins are currently contracted to Think Entertainment for all appearances and bookings, and Gallo Records for all recordings.
However last week, Briefly.co.za learnt that the Qwabe twins made public appearances with DJ Tira over the last two weeks. The muso even told the publication that he planned to include the Qwabe twins on a music video in an upcoming collaboration.
Kim Coppen, the Qwabe twins manager said she had noted their appearance at an event with DJ Tira but should he wished to represent them, he would have to approach Think Entertainment to negotiate their release, which we has not done so.
“We are very aware there are social media posts showing them with DJ Tira, but to our knowledge they are not recording with him, at the moment. We have been in contact with them and they have not indicated they would like to be removed from their management contract.”
Kim also dismissed any suggestions that the twins were not aware of the contract or its conditions.
“We are very realistic about the expectations of the artists and how they want to run their careers after the competition. Our main focus is to make sure that during the time spent under our management, they are getting a realistic idea of what the music industry is like and they are protected.”
Gallo Records’s Rob Cowling confirmed in a statement that the twins were still under contract with them, however hey had reached out to DJ Tira to discuss an upcoming collaboration.
“We have contacted DJ Tira outlining our position that the twins are already signed and that Gallo would be open to having a discussion with them on the way forward. We have not yet had a response. The twins have also not been in touch with Gallo to discuss this or for further clarity about the recording contracts they have already signed.”
DJ Tira was not available for comment however he told the Daily Sun that he was just helping the twins.
“I’m merely assisting them to kick-start their music careers. I wouldn’t want to see local talent going to waste. I took them to AKA’s events for a public appearance. They did that for free and their fans were happy to see them.
“In the next few days they will be at Afrotainment studios recording their music, but this doesn’t mean I have a contract with them,” said DJ Tira.
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