Prince Kaybee admits he doesn’t own his masters


Johannesburg – The topic of the ownership of masters has been one that has trended of times this year, locally and internationally.

Stars like Taylor Swift and Lady Zamar have all made headlines because of his touchy subject in the music industry.

However, one very vocal musician has now lifted the lid on the status of his masters.

DJ and music producer Prince Kaybee has stated that he does not own his masters, which to him, is okay.

His views were brought back to Twitter after singer Tshego alleged he didn’t get any royalties for some of his songs that he has masters to and that were recorded under Cassper Nyovest’s label, Family Tree.

Kaybe revealed how owning your masters was not really the best option if you do not know how to profit off them.

Prince Kaybee shared a thread, stating that owning and profiting off of masters only worked for a few artists and not everyone would be lucky to make money from them.

“Let me start off by saying: I do not own my masters,” he said.

“There (are) compromises 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.”

“art was not meant to be kept by one individual” but was made for a society to consume and its wealth to be shared saying that as a creator, one can’t “own its full value at all times,” he added.




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