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AML People, Get in here! Let’s Watch ‘EMPIRE’ Starring Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson Together!

MusicFamilyPowerHey AML people, AML artists, get in here! It’s Sunday and while there is already so much to talk about this New Year, I figure we should just chill a bit more before we really begin what I know will be a fantastic year!!

It’s been a while we kicked it in the AML lounge. Grab a seat. Let’s enjoy this new pilot on FOX television called ‘EMPIRE’ starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. It’s a television series that centers around the music business and there is so much of today’s modern music industry issues throughout the pilot. You all know I love solid business negotiations  and of course a whole healthy servings of law. In this series, you see the music business operating, they even had to pull in the whole digital music revolution and how it is allegedly destroying the music business, business law, securities law, music law, criminal law, and of course intertwine these tough concepts around the personal lives of these key characters who struggle for acceptance, self-love, experience loyalty, betrayal and so much more. It is a clever script with a strong production and strong cast.

By the way, when you watch the pilot, notice Terrence Howard’s character gets into a contract with Taraji P. Henson not to ever reveal that she was the initial source of the necessary capital in his record label. Is that contract valid? Why or why not?

*Hits the play button, dims light.* *Somebody pass the popcorn over here! Y’all notice one of our Rotimi in it?*


“A powerful new drama that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons vie for his throne.” -Fox

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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  1. Winston Balagare says:

    I'm with you on this one, Uduak! I saw the pilot episode, and I'm definitely going to be tuning in every week for this one. Thanks for putting the word out. I'd hate to see this one get cancelled early.

    1. It is interesting isn't it. I too look forward to it.


      1. Winston Balagare says:

        That episode 2 was another great one. I'm really loving how the music fits into the storytelling.

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