*The attorneys of gospel artist Isaiah D. Thomas deny their client breached a recording contract previously held with Habakkuk Music Group.
The artists’ new label, Global Music Group (headed by Antonio Murchinson) responded to an injunction from Habakkuk (headed by April Washington-Essex) in a February 17 press release.
According to the release, not only is Thomas “free and clear of all past obligations to Habakkuk,” but also his newly released single “I Dare You” has charted on Radio and Records.
“I am grateful for a brand new opportunity to minister Gods’ Word thru Song,” says Thomas. “God made away to produce this second album even when companies walked away.”
Both record companies are based in Maryland. Read the entire press release below:
Global Gospel Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Multi-Stellar Award Winner, BMI Award Winner, and Dove Award Nominee Isaiah D. Thomas along with the release of his new single entitled “I Dare You” which has charted No. 3 as most added single this week on Radio and Records Gospel panel.
Contrary to assertions which have been circulated in the media by Mr. Thomas’ prior record label Habakkuk Music, our artist was contractually free and clear of all past obligations to Habakkuk Music at the time of his signing to Global Gospel Music Group. Mr. Thomas, through his counsel Chris Brown, properly terminated all agreements with Habakkuk Music due to breaches of his contract. The intentions and stated desires of Habakkuk Music to continue its relationship with Mr. Thomas cannot and does not supersede [sic] legal and contractual processes.
The matter is presently not subject to any court or legal proceedings nor are there any court orders, injunctions and/or restraining orders.
Global Gospel Music stands behind the validity of its agreement with Isaiah D. Thomas, and will continue to market, promote and support his recordings and career. We wish the principals of his prior label, Habakkuk Music, all the best.