- Prince Kaybee educated the timeline on how owning your masters is not always as advantageous as it sounds
- The music producer said that it only works for a few artists, not everyone
- He added that art is something that is collective and it cannot be owned by just one person
Mzansi music producer Prince Kaybee opened up on how being an independent artist is not always going to work to your advantage. This came after Tshego put Cassper Nyovest on blast about his music royalties.
Prince Kaybee gave his two cents on owning your own masters but did so without dropping any names. He said that doing so is not always a good idea if you don't know how to make a profit from them.
He took to Twitter to share his thoughts, starting a thread:
"The issue of owning your masters pop up on the timeline almost every month and I haven’t really shared my 2 cents, I come in peace. Let me start off by saying, I do not own my masters," said Prince Kaybee.
He said that owning masters only works for a few people and that art is not something that can fully be owned by one person.
"There is 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," he said.
He concluded by saying that sometimes independence looks enticing because of the hype but only a few people are actually ready to deal with the reality of it all.
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Tshego slammed Cassper Nyovest for using his music without paying him. Tshego has lost his patience with Cassper Nyovest and has slammed the artist for not paying him for the music he released while working under Cassper's label Family Tree.
However, the deal between Cassper and Tshego was not formal, this has not stopped Tshego from demanding his pound of flesh.
"If I told you I haven’t seen a single cent (sales) from HENNESSY, GARDEN, THE VIBE, TELL EM SAY, SO HIGH, DEM AH WIND, etc... what would you say? Mind you, I OWN THE MASTERS ON ALL THESE SONGS!"
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