Ice Spice‘s manager has revealed that Princess Diana owns the rights to all of her music.
On the May 11 cover of Billboard, the Bronx native and her manager spoke on her impressive business skills and her rise to fame since “Munch (Feelin’ U) dropped in August 2022.
Ice Spice was in a good spot from the beginning thanks to the management of James Rosemond Jr., the son of renowned Hip Hop tycoon James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond who managed The Game, Gucci Mane, and other artists.
“I was privy to a lot of his deal-making, and me being a sponge allowed me to soak up what contracts looked like and how to approach labels,” Rosemond Jr. said. “[Before labels even approached Ice, I told her] ‘Let’s do it ourselves first.’ Deals came to her — production deals, 360 deals — but they were deals that I knew could be better, and in order to get a better deal, you have to go out and do it yourself.”
He then hired a powerhouse entertainment lawyer to help navigate the bidding war that soon emerged, which set the tone for negotiations at a dinner meeting with 10K Records and Capitol Records shortly after the release of “Munch.”
“We wasn’t freestyling it. We had that vision walking in,” Rosemond Jr. said.
In the end, the deal they reached allowed Ice Spice to keep her creative control as well as ownership of her masters and publication.
“No one on the label side touches the music,” said 10K co-president Zach Friedman. “There is no traditional A&R with her. No one’s picking beats, no one’s saying, ‘Do this, do that.’ It’s all her. We’re on her schedule.”