Do You Really Own Your Master Though ?
With the rise of artists getting independent success and the likes of Pharell Williams and LOX in a recent VLAD TV interview encouraging artists not to sign major record deals unless they have ownership of their masters, this subject seems an interesting discussion. A "Master" is the term used to refer to the original recording of a song fixed in the form of a Tape, CD or MP3 (etc), or other computer data storage, a way that is tangible from which copies of the recording can
Fetty Wap's Lawyer Sits Down With YMB and Shares Some Valuable Advice.
I think we are all familiar with U.S. rap superstar Fetty Wap who has had global hit records such as "Trap Queen", "My Way" and "679" to name a few. Here at YMB our focus is all about the professionals behind the stars and educating creatives on the legal and business affairs that will govern their career. So we sat down with the man behind Fetty Wap's success, the man who brokered and negotiated the big deals including his major deal with 300 Entertainment. Navarro W. Gray i
5 Things you should know about Copyright law!
Copyright is a very complex and specialised area of law, so it comes as no surprise that it causes a lot of confusion. As an artist whether you are an author, composer, producer or performer, having a basic understanding of copyright law is imperative. Copyright is what gives you the legal authority to exercise control over your work and enforce your ownership. Here are some basic pointers. 1. Registering your copyright In the UK there is no requirement to register your works