Who is CEO of 1501 Entertainment? Megan Thee Stallion granted restraining order against her own record label

The rapper, 27, sought the restraining order, stating that 1501 took 'threatening and retaliatory' actions to prevent her from using her song at the 2022 AMAs

Who is CEO of 1501 Entertainment? Megan Thee Stallion granted restraining order against her own record label
Carl Crawford (L) is the founder and CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment that signed Megan Thee Stallion in 2018 (@1501certifiedent and @theestallion/ Instagram)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: Megan Thee Stallion has requested a restraining order against her record company 1501 Entertainment, and distributor 300 Entertainment for attempting to obstruct her entry for an American Music Award. The rapper, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, 27, sought the restraining order, stating that 1501 took "threatening and retaliatory" actions to prevent her from using her song in connection with the Sunday night AMAs. She is competing against Cardi B, GloRilla, Latto, and Nicki Minaj for the award for the Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist. 

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The sensational singer and rapper did not elaborate on what her distributor and record label did to try to prevent the usage of her song on the program. The restraining order was approved by a Texas judge, preventing the distributor and label from interfering with the use of her music at the event, Daily Mail reported.

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The court did schedule a hearing for the label to present its side of the story, but it is scheduled for next Tuesday, following the AMAs, which will broadcast on Sunday, November 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. The voting for the Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist category closes on Monday night before the awards ceremony.

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The company is arguing that they still have Stallion under contract despite the fact that Stallion feels she has fulfilled the conditions of her contract by releasing the compilation album 'Something For Thee Hotties' in 2021. This is just the most recent development in a series of legal disputes Stallion has had with 1501. 

Stallion sued 1501 in February 2022, alleging that she had met the terms of the contract. However, the record company countersued, arguing that the compilation album is not considered to be a full album. The record company asserted that 'Something For Thee Hotties' does not meet the requirement in her contract that states that any new album must have at least 12 "new master recordings of studio performances."

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The label further asserted that they have complete control over every track and that they had no input into 'Something For Thee Hotties', which made its debut at position #5 on the Billboard 200 album charts in late October 2021.

'Traumazine', Stallion's second studio album in its entirety, was released in August via 1501 Entertainment and 300 Entertainment. Her sixth Top 10 album, following 2019's 'Fever', 2020's 'Sugar and Good News', and 2021's 'Something For Thee Hotties', opened at #4 on the Billboard 200 album rankings. She first signed with 1501 Entertainment in 2018, but in March 2020, she created the #FreeTheeStallion hashtag to alert fans to her problems with the record label.

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Who is the CEO of 1501 Entertainment?

Carl Crawford is the founder and CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment. He is a former MLB outfielder who first considered launching a record label in 2010. After he retired in 2016, he started carrying out his master plan.

Crawford founded 1501 Certified Entertainment with the goal of providing emerging and impoverished artists with a platform to flourish. Stallion, a hip-hop singer who quickly gained notoriety for a streak of popular songs, was signed by the label at the beginning of 2018.

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