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Nicole H.
Prince is famous for the saying, “If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” From Prince, Paul McCartney, to James Ocean, we see artists time and again fight music industry giants to gain control of their master recordings and win. Last week we saw Taylor Swift speak out against the sale of her...
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The estates of Tupac Shakur, Tom Petty, and bands Soundgarden and Hole, and songwriter Steve Earle filed a $100 million lawsuit over the infamous 2008 backlot fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that destroyed thousands of master recordings. Invaluable music history was lost, but for many years, the extent of the fire’s damage was concealed by...
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In April, after months of failed negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Association of Talent Agents, the WGA sued several big talent agencies, like William Morris Endeavor, alleging that the packaging fees from studios that talent agencies receive amounted to an illegal kickback under federal and state statutes including California’s Unfair...
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