Zayn Malik Was Just Fired

Zayn Malik was just fired, and his manager says it’s basically because he doesn’t want to do anything.

By nowproducerdave on April 18, 2018
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“Fired” meaning his manager just dropped him. I mean, he’s self-employed, so he can’t REALLY be “fired,” but without a manager, he technically will have a more difficult time “finding work.” But he’s Zayn, so he’ll probably be fine.

Here’s the story. Sarah Stennett is, well, WAS Zayn’s manager. She worked with him for a couple years. When Zayn left One Direction back in March 2015, that’s when he signed with Sarah. Anyway, she says that he’s been pretty difficult to work with, and she was basically fed up with it. “The artist is challenging to work with, declining many promotional opportunities and not touring behind his last album,” she said. She later added when asked about the situation that “sometimes in life you have to make extremely difficult decisions to effect positive change for everyone.” Ouch.

So a lot of people think that artists control their image, and get to do whatever they want in regards to their music, going on tour, etc. Well, no. The artist simply creates the songs. Their manager gets them gigs, they have a whole team behind them. There’s booking, there’s social media, there are stage managers, event managers, there are promotional things that have to be agreed to and worked through, whether it’s endorsements or otherwise. Basically, just like us regular people with our regular jobs, we have a boss. Even though we’re creating the product, we still have to answer to things that we have to do and handle. When we don’t do those things, no matter how “good” we are at our jobs, it’s annoying, and our boss lets us go. Same thing.

See Also: Zayn got a new head tattoo.

Being Zayn Malik though – and assuming he starts to get his “stuff” together a bit more, he’ll be signed with a new manager without much issue. He won’t be leaving his record label or collecting unemployment or anything like that – he still makes his money from his songs and tours (though he hasn’t been on tour), the manager just “manages” his things. He could also do it himself, but it sounds like he’s not trying to do it himself, so… Anyway, check out some more on that story here.

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