Sky Ferreira calls out her label: ‘I would have sold more records if I had the resources’

The singer-songwriter has accused her label of intellectual property theft

Sky Ferreira took to social networking site Twitter on Thursday (June 25) to vent her frustration with her record label, Polydor, accusing them of stealing intellectual property and not fulfilling their contract.

Ferreira is no stranger to publicly disagreeing with her label, having criticised both Capitol and EMI in the past.

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Referring to Polydor in a series of tweets, Ferreira reportedly said: “Me pulling teeth to get a video made from people who literally make treatments shot by shot of my previous video with another artist”.

She continued: “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.’ No shit. 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.”

Ferreira recently announced plans to release a new film and song. She tweeted: “Real news: new song/film will come out this summer.Directed by @grant_singer & written by both of us. It will be a VERY cinematic”.

In April, the singer revealed her new album will be called ‘Masochism’. The record is the follow up to 2013’s ‘My Time, Night Time’ and has been described by the singer as “more aggressive” than her debut.

While there is still no word of a release date for ‘Masochism’, Ferreira is due to play the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco on August 7 – 9.