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obsidianchrysalis
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(Former?) OKP naima posted the thread below about Kanye's likely mistaken understanding about the implications of his ownership of his masters. The thread is about 10 or so tweets but it's a good read.

https://twitter.com/naima/status/1306409663420862471?s=19

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thanks for sharing this
Sep 18th 2020
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Good points
Sep 18th 2020
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a few threads out there breaking down how Ye himself has
Sep 18th 2020
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Thanks - very insightful for sure.
Sep 18th 2020
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Nice little read to better undersand labels/masters/contracts etc.
Sep 18th 2020
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I won't pretend that I understand recording contracts but...
Sep 19th 2020
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thebigfunk
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Fri Sep-18-20 07:24 AM

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This was really insightful.

Although record contracts are often notoriously exploitative, the common logic of "label = bad" and "they shouldn't own my masters, ever" is waaaay to simple. When big names (in Ye's case, billionaires) go on these tirades, it's hard for me to rack up a whole lot of sympathy, if only because they conviently leave everything the label *does* do for them.

Like, you know, pay for your record to be made...

There's some bad faith arguing sometimes that just isn't right.

That said, I'm not crying tears for labels, either, not by any stretch.

-thebigfunk

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obsidianchrysalis
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Fri Sep-18-20 04:32 PM

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A little further down in the mentions, another user mentioned that Ye is consistently late with his releases and over-budget (according to the poster by 7-figure amounts). You'd figure that the label is making money off his sales but by giving Kanye his masters may be giving up any real way of making money from his music.

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Stadiq
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Fri Sep-18-20 05:20 PM

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Screwed over artists.


Fuck this attention-seeking clown.

  

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Brew
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Fri Sep-18-20 10:51 AM

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Hitokiri
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Fri Sep-18-20 11:34 AM

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3. "Nice little read to better undersand labels/masters/contracts etc."
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And lofl at that dumbass in the thread calling Kanye a One-Hit Wonder.
People are stupid as shit.

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phemom
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Sat Sep-19-20 06:20 PM

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Going millions over budget on almost every project Ye has ever done has gotta have some sort of consequences to it.

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