Truthfully, there is so much news to share, so many legal stories to tear into, so many brilliant reports and findings (crazy numbers) on Africa’s music markets and the global music industry, as a whole, to help you re-think and re-position your personal and business brands for success. Also, as you all know or should know by now, the legal drama on AML never goes out of style. In fact I should change the tag line for AML to “Africa Music Law, We Love Legal Drama.” Lol! I could do this all day, if y’all let me. Oops, I don’t need your permission. 🙂 In any event, I am excited about AML, about you guys that read AML and all that myself and our interns have shared with you all!
However, I feel like I was playing catch up this week on AML. Next week, I hope to cover a lot more ground and be completely caught up with the past and present matters at hand. Hopefully I am not being too ambitious with that goal. In any event, be prepared as I wear my legal gloves and begin with my legal punchlines. Y’all know I punch hard. I’ve just been letting you all think y’all can keep up with me . . . but we all know say una no fit. Lai lai, not even the best rappers among you can drop the legal punchlines the way I do. #Wannaberapperbraggingrights. Lol!
Okay, let’s close out Friday with this Damon Dash “tell it all.” It’s off the hook, it’s long but definitely worth listening to (every bit of it) whether you are the artist, the music label owner, radio head or what have you. It is a very comprehensive interview Damon Dash granted to The Combat Jack Show that takes on the business of music, signing a record label, getting screwed as an artist, business partnerships i.e Jay-Z, business dissolution, marriage, divorce, death, family, fashion, start-ups, investing and diversifying your music/business portfolios, working with your colleagues, sitting on your egos, knowing when to quit and move on, working with lawyers (Dame, why you gotta be that way with dem lawyers?) and the list goes on. I would bookmark it, on the real people.
Check on it and have an ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT WEEKEND! I will be working this weekend but I am happy it is Friday, nevertheless!
Have a great weekend.
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- AML 141: Meet Camille Storm, Founder of C&C Distro, a Kenyan Music Distribution Company
- AML 140: Abiola Oke & Richelieu Dennis Sexual Harassment Claims: Lessons for Employers & Executives
- AML 139: Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’: Merch & Music Royalties for the African Artist
- @NYPost Please Correct your Misleading Headline Stating a “Beyonce-Endorsed Burna Boy Makes Afrobeat go International”
- Join us this Sunday, August 16, 2020, for the ‘Black is King’ Africa Music Law Podcast Roundtable (LIVE STREAM)!