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By Nigeria Anderson

Music Industry News. Who Wins!

In 2012 many artists came forth with lawsuits against their record companies over unpaid digital revenue sales. Most labels treated download income as record sales and paid the lower royalty. The argument by artists was download revenues are actually a licensing fee, such as licensing ones music to iTunes. Since downloads income was not part of the initial recording contract, artists rather receive the higher cut of their value which stem from a licensing royalty. This has also caused some class actions lawsuits to ensued. Many artists made their claim to have their royalty adjusted such as; Eminem, Rob Zombie, Chuck D, George Clinton, Peter Frampton, Sister Sledge, Kenny Rogers and James Taylor, among others. Sony agreed to pay a 3% increase as a quick fix but most artists are holding out for a bigger pay day.

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Songtress Shelea

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By Nigeria Anderson

Shelea New CD Love Fell On Me

Songwriter, producer, musician and Songtress Shelea caught the attention of fans and music critics alike with her astounding YouTube tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Stevie Wonder a huge supporter, was instrumental in booking Shelea for a performance at the White House for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.  Stevie Wonder is featured playing harmonica on Shelea’s title track Love Fell On MeLove Fell On Me was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps). Shelea’s debut CD boasts production from the legendary Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin), together they co-wrote and co-produced Have I Ever Told You on the new project. The new CD also, features a duet with Shelea and Brian McKnight on Can’t Play It Cool.

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JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET

Urbanbuzzmag.com By Nigeria Anderson The Complete Sun Ship Session John Coltrane Quartet; The Complete Sun Ship Session which includes newly discovered and previously unissued alternate takes from one of the…

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