Some news has surfaced today which may shock individuals. A source near the circumstance has affirmed with Variety that Frank Ocean has marked an arrangement with Warner Chappell Music. The arrangement was stayed silent deliberately and was done at some point in the fall. It’s important that Warner Chappell is a division of Warner Music Group and is a distributing organization, not a standard significant mark, so Frank is as yet an indepednent craftsman in that sense.
After a turbulent time with the label that began shortly after he moved to L.A., Frank Ocean left Def Jam in August of 2016 after the release of his visual album Endless. In the years since it happened, the move and the details surrounding it have been discussed at length, with Frank being praised for his independence.
It’ll be interesting to see how this impacts things the next time Frank decides to put out an album, which hopefully is still soon, despite the artist going quiet after an album campaign seemingly started with ‘DHL‘ and ‘In My Room‘.