Prince Kaybee Weighs In On Owning Masters. The music business has been tough on some artists based on the fact that some of them have been exploited.
The music business has been tough on some artists based on the fact that some of them have been exploited. However, some may feel as if they have been exploited. One of the artists is Tshego, who feels as if he should have been getting paid for some of his famous music because he owns the masters of the music.
The artist says she hasn’t received a single cent from the records. “If I told you I haven’t seen a single cent (sales) from Hennessy, Garden, The Vibe, Tell em say, So High, Dem Ah Wind, etc…what would you say? Mind you, I own the masters on all these songs…Been fighting a very silent legal battle . And when I win this case on Monday the humble s**t stops,” says Tshego. Prince Kaybee went on to share his own points in owning masters.
“There is compromise in every business and gents sometimes want to have their cake and eat it by owning masters and keeping sales but it works for a selected few,” says Prince Kaybee. The house music producer says, the artist can have majority interest as a creator but cannot own the full value of an art at all times, as the wealth is meant to be shared. “Sometimes independence sounds nice cause of the hype but very few artist are ready to bear with the realities of being an indie,” says Prince Kaybee.
by Alexandra Ramaite