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


[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

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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 https://msuduak.com.

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