UNIVERSITY: MUSIC LAW

The creative and business surfaces of the music industry’s fabric are so perfectly woven together that it’s hard to not appreciate both sides and remain a successful entity within the musical stratosphere. From artiste contracts and producers’ royalties to copyright legalities and music publishing agreements, this series of articles are geared towards helping up and coming/established artistes and musicians, as well as the average music lover, better understand varying legal issues that plague the music industry and its shift in more recent years.

icon This is the statement. This is the mission. 'I'm from Kingston!' <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The cathartic force of '</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I'm from Kingston&...
icon No one can 'Love You Like' Che'Nelle <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and living in Los Angeles, Che'Nelle embodies the essence of truly marrying cultures while being uniquely h...
icon BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS: The Ultimate Illustrated History <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The new book, BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Voyageur Press, September 1, 2017 / US $35) documents the Jamaican leg...
icon Riding new waves with Marley Waters <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">You probably heard the "Marley Waters" producer tag but maybe haven't heard his name as an artist, YET! Marley Waters has been showcasing his skil...
icon Complex Media Breaks Down the Caribbean's Impact On The DNA of Hip Hop <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Complex unfolds the often under-reported story of how important the Caribbeans are to Hip Hop music, the creation of the genre and where today's c...
icon 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREENSLEEVES RECORD LABEL CELEBRATED WITH NEW YORK CITY CONCERT <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">On Wednesday June 21, 2017, VP Records and the famous B.B. Kings Blues Club in Times Square, New York held an epic night of international roots re...
icon Mini-Documentary: Reggae Band EarthKry, The making of Debut Album "Survival" <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As EarthKry prepares for the release of their anticipated "Survival" debut album June 30th, and a summer tour kicking off on International Reggae ...
icon Celebrating Love, African Culture and Creativity with Siwatu Jewelry <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Siwatu Jewelry was created by Mr. &amp; Mrs. Abayomi, positioning themselves as a modern-classic jewelry duo crafting their way through an Afr...
icon Tifa ready to add some GLEAM to your life Nothing completes an outfit the way the perfect frame does. Being the fashionista she is, Tifa is tapping into the eyewear market and it certainly looks like she's on to something here! You can grab a pair of GLEAM at&nbsp;<span styl...
icon Discover the kaleidoscopic world of Khalia <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">In a musical climate where sounds and techniques are duplicated on a consistent basis, rarely do you come across a sound that is truly deserving o...
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icon Selah Marley wows with debut single 'Breathe' <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">“Essentially, that song for me is me standing up for myself–or more standing up to myself,” she said. “Because it’s clear I’m talking about some guy, some love interest that I’m not dealing with anymore, tha...
icon Who's that GiRL? <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">From her vocal delivery to her artistic point of view, everything about Shanique Brown, aka GiRL, screams "I'm here to carve my place in our musical history and there's nothing stopping me!"</s...
icon Next Up: Fyah Roiall <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">We'd love to officially introduce you to Fyah Roiall.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">With an impassioned flow...
icon Eesah effortlessly 'Run Ova Dem' <span style="font-family: &quot;PT Sans&quot;, &quot;Helvetica Nue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial; font-size: 14px;">There's nothing holding him back now!</span>
icon The melting pot of VP Records' 'Reggae Gold' <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">We caught up with&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Neil “Diamond” Edwards, Senior A&amp;R for VP Records,</span>&nbsp;to find out more about his beginnings, persona...

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