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AML026: ASCAP’S Mir Harris on #JCole, Lil’Wayne, #EricGarner, the Grammys & Music Business!

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[spp-player]Mir Harris, a former A&R executive for Ne-Yo’s Compound Entertainment Record Label who is now Associate Director for ASCAP’s Urban/Rhythm & Soul, joins Ms. Uduak on the twenty-sixth (26) episode of The Africa Music Law Show.

In this episode, Ms. Harris shares her commentary on pop culture and politics from the Eric Garner “chokehold” case to J.Cole’s assertion in his new music Fire Squad that “White people have snatched (black) the sound.” She also delves into the music business discussing Lil’Wayne’s current dispute with his record label Cash Money Records owned by Birdman, women in music, the upcoming Grammys and her work at ASCAP.

She also shares how international artists (African artists) can register with a performing rights organization like ASCAP in the USA.

It’s a must listen episode!

Inside this Episode:

  • Mir’s view on J.Cole’s Fire Squd blasting Eminem, Iggy, Justin Timberlake.
  • Mir’s view on Lil Wayne and the Cash Money Records Label dispute.
  • Mir’s commentary on #EricGarner and protesting the Ferguson ‘no indictment’ decision.
  • Her personal background.
  • Breaking into the music industry.
  • Her work as A&R for Ne-Yo’s Compound Entertainment.
  • Mir’s work on ASCAP’s Women Behind the Music Series.
  • Her role as an Executive for ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul.
  • How African artists can register with ASCAP from the continent.

Mir’s Book Recommendations

Where to Find Mir Harris

Business of Music North Africa Roundtable

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
For legal representation inquiries, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). For blog related inquiries i.e. advertising, licensing, or guest interview requests, please email (africamusiclaw@gmail.com). Thank you for visiting Africa Music Law™.

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