As Doja Cat teases a Sept. 1 release on her Instagram and prepares to drop her third studio album, she and her co-manager Gordon Dillard are doing it with a new business arrangement in place.
The “Say So” singer parted ways with the management arm of Wassim “Sal” Slaiby’s SALXCO earlier this year, sources say, after her contract expired with the company. She follows Dillard who left SALXCO last year for an executive A&R role at Capitol Music Group, while continuing his management role with Doja Cat. He is co-managing her with Josh Kaplan at Good Day Management.
Kaplan has been working with’s management Doja Cat since 2018 and Gordon since spring of 2019.
Though Doja Cat is no longer on Slaiby’s management roster, she and her managers will continue to utilize SALXCO’s artist services, sources say, and the various parties remain on good terms.
A representative for Doja Cat declined to comment.
Doja Cat is fresh off the release of two summer singles: the hip-hop-forward “Attention,” which debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June, and the Dionne Warwick-sampling “Paint the Town Red,” which recently bowed at No. 15 (and stayed there in its current second week). Both are expected to appear on the star’s upcoming fourth album on RCA, believed to be titled Scarlet. In a cryptic Instagram post early Wednesday (Aug. 23), Doja hinted at something coming “9.1.23” — with no further context.
A 24-date “Scarlet Tour” kicks off Oct. 31.
The new album follows her 2021 album, Planet Her, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and produced a number of Hot 100 top-10s including “Kiss Me More,” “Need to Know,” “Woman,” and “Vegas.” She scored a No. 1 hit with the Nicki Minaj-featured version of “Say So,” originally off her 2019 sophomore breakthrough album, Hot Pink.
In a recent Harper’s Bazaar cover story, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer expressed a desire to add more hyphens to her job title. “I would have to stop the music for a minute,” she said. “But I would be down to immerse myself in acting for a certain period of time. I love comedies and action films.”