The issue of artistes owning their masters surges now and again in public discussion, with artistes, obscure and famous, weighing in.
The latest to weigh in on the subject is notable South African disc jockey and producer Prince Kaybee. In a recent thread, the “Fetch Your Life” muso acknowledged that the ownership of masters pops almost every month on his time, but that he’s yet to engage it.
He made it known that he doesn’t own his masters. According to him, owning one’s masters might be good, but it is just not for everyone. Owning masters as an independent artiste will only make sense if the artiste knows how to profit from it.
Owning masters is not for every artiste. It just cannot work for every artiste. In his experience, he said art is not meant to be kept by one individual. Besides, while being independent might sound great, only a few artistes are ready to face the stark realities of being independent.
Prince Kaybee’s take on the subject has generated a great debate among his fans. You can check out the thread below.
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