Unconfirmed reports released last week suggested that Ghanaian music duo Gallaxy have parted ways with Tema based record label; Harbor City Records.
Well, First News Network (FNN) can confidently confirm that Gallaxy has indeed parted ways with Harbor City Records.
Speaking with Pamela Boateng on the midday news bulletin on Thursday, David Gallaxy, a member of the duo revealed that both parties had a mutual agreement to part ways.
‘Yes we have parted ways. I also woke up to the news running on social media. We had a mutual agreement days ago with our management which is Harbor City Records and we both decided to go our separate ways because the story is too complicated for us to talk about. As we speak, we are not even supposed to talk about it because we have some things in the pipeline…The thing is, both parties decided go our separate ways,’ he said
He continued, ‘There was never any signed contract with Harbor City Records. Gallaxy never signed any contract with Harbor City Records. It was just a verbal agreement between the two parties…we didn’t sign anything to prove we had any deal with Harbor City Records.’
When asked about how the group shared money made amongst both parties, David Gallaxy stated that he wouldn’t be too comfortable talking about percentages but all he can say is they had a fair verbal agreement as to what each party was entitled to.
Touching on what their next move is, he said; ‘So far as we are a brand, definitely people will express interest in working with us but we have to sit down as a team to look into potential contracts, and when the time is right, we will release a press statement. So for now, we can say Gallaxy is on its own. We still have our friendship with Harbor City Records but with the business side, there’s no relationship.’
Ghanaian female dancehall artiste Kaakie also recently revealed on social media that she’s parted with her record label of 6years; Xtra Large Music (XLM.)
She further disclosed in an interview that due to the ‘breakup’, she’s lost the right to all her songs she recorded under the label.
When asked by the news anchor whether the group Gallaxy has lost the right to all their songs recorded under the label, David Gallaxy responded in the negative and said; ‘Our case is different because as I mentioned earlier, we didn’t sign any contract with Harbor City Records. It was just a verbal agreement so I think we have the rights to all our songs because at the end of the day, it’s the artiste who created the music…but the thing is, as an artiste when you are coming up because you are in a hurry for the fame and the money , you forget and sign on to things that will bind you so this should be a wakeup call for all artistes to read all contracts carefully before appending signatures or else they’ll end up at the losing end.’
Gallaxy is noted for their hit songs like ‘Twea,’ ‘Papa bi,’ ‘Boko Boko,’ ‘Dab,’ and recently, ‘Qualities.’