*Roc Nation’s Melanie Fiona is flying high after her split from Universal Republic.
The grammy-award winning singer/songwriter has branched out on her own, inking deals with Pepsi and Comlex to release music on her terms.
The first offering from the new partnership is the promotional single “Cold Piece,” which recently received video treatment.
“I’m at a place where I can make music very creatively free, and working with Pepsi was just very easy,” Fiona told Billboard. “With labels, there’s a whole plan and everybody’s talking about all these different things at once. But with Pepsi and Complex, it was just, ‘here’s some of our ideas, what are yours, and we’ll see you on the day of the shoot.’ It was very relaxed and wasn’t stressful at all. And to know that they wanted to create a visual for it was so cool – I wouldn’t have had my own ice cream truck with my name on it had I done this myself! It’s like, wild.”
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