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Eric Dawkins

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By Nigeria Anderson

President of A&R of LMG

Legacy Music Group has tapped multi-talented GRAMMY® nominated singer, producer, songwriter Eric Dawkins as President of A&R of Legacy Music GroupEric Dawkins has experienced a string of success penning, producing and collaborating with; Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, BeBe Winans, Fred Hammond, Babyface, Tyrese and more. As a member of the dynamic Christian duo Dawkins & Dawkins (with brother Anson), the group has delivered many hits including: God In You, Focus, Need To Know and Praisin’ On My Mind to name a few. I had  the pleasure of speaking with Eric Dawkins. He’s not your normal behind the desk President of A&R as you find out. Eric Dawkins is more than capable of creating major hits out of Legacy Music Group.

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Music Industry News

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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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