Blaq Diamond Loses Interdict Bid Against Ambitiouz Entertainment

South African boy band Blaq Diamond has dragged Ambitiouz Entertainment, the record label to which they were previously signed, to court.

The duo had filed for an urgent interdict to stop the record label from taking down their works from YouTube. The record label had instructed YouTube to take down the videos, citing that the duo had violated their contracts and, as such, committed some copyright violation.

In the ruling, the request for an interdict was struck out, with the judging noting that having listened to both parties, the matter was struck off the roll for lack of urgency, and both parties would now have to pay their own costs.

The judgment is a serious blow to the group, which now reports a loss of revenue equally about R30k each month.

Ambitiouz Entertainment is the most controversial record label in South Africa, bar none. The departure was not amicable for almost every famous name that was initially signed to the record label and left. Think Fifi Cooper. Think Amanda Black. Think Emtee. Think Intaba Yase Dubai. Think Blaq Diamond…

Following its exit from Ambitiouz, Blaq Diamond had founded its own record label as well as entered into a music distribution partnership with Electromode.

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