Last week I posted the news that UK artist Skepta’s new single Dare To Dream had been removed from YouTube and passed on to golden boy Eminem by Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine (Click HERE to read all about it).
And since then it’s been revealed just how this all went down.
Website Torrent Freak writes,
After “Dare to Dream” was put up on YouTube one of its early listeners was Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records. Recognizing quality, Iovine had plans in his mind for Skepta’s track so, with help from parent company Universal, they had YouTube remove the song on copyright grounds.
Armed with cash Interscope then approached Boy Better Known, a group and record label founded in 2005 by Skepta and the team behind Dare to Dream.
So that CRETIN Iovine arranged for the single to be removed from YouTube and they placed a fraudulent “copyright complaint” notice in its place without even having the decency to contact Skepta first with a request to buy the single. What would have happened if Skepta had refused to sell?
The sheer arrogance and blatant abuse of the DMCA vehicle by Iovine is just sickening.
This is why I wouldn’t last five minutes as an artist. I would be in prison right now. My crime – smashing an unscrupulous music executive’s face in.
Listen to Skepta Dare To Dream below.
Also click HERE to read’Universal Music accused of using fraudulent DMCA notices as a negotiating tactic in licensing music from other labels’.
Typical skull duggery and I bet its not the first time that this guy has done this, in fact I bet that all of the major labels are pulling these stunts regularly.
Sorry Verbs had to put ‘skull duggery’ in the title of this post. lol. That’s exactly what this is!
I think this type of BS happens on a regular basis.
These “JewISH” people are always are in our business, especially when it comes to music. So this is the desperation that the music industry is in, even though they brought about this situation themselves by trying to control anything and everything and obviously from this foolishness, still are trying to control every corner of music. This is a lesson for so called black people in the music scene to learn from. The music industry are quite frankly a load of wankers, what kind of a move is this?
to be honest .. it actually works out better for the aforementioned artist!!
its a little hardcore but its the type of thing that people with power can pull off…
We chase money, they chase power
What a waste. We think money is power though. But how much control do we have, probably more than we give ourselves credit for.