In 2020, Chance The Rapper released The Big Day, his first studio album. Critics lauded the new record, but fans were not as supportive, and tour ticket sales were down. Chance fired his former manager, Pat Corcoran, in April. Corcoran and Chance have a long history of working together and building a career for the rapper outside major studios. His ex-manager has now sued him for $3M in “unpaid commissions on revenue from the touring, streaming, album sales and merchandise.” for being fired after the album failed to drive sales in April. 

Corcoran’s suit details, “Per Variety, Corcoran’s suit reads, “Procrastination and lackadaisical effort, perpetuated by various hangers-on uninterested in the hard work of writing and recording, resulted in a freestyle-driven product of subpar quality,” adding that The Big Day was “a complete deviation from the meticulous writing process that brought Bennett fame.”

– Excerpt from an article for Music Business by Tim Ingham. Read the full article here.

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