Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Reverts Bad Boy Music Publishing Rights

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Reverts Bad Boy Music Publishing Rights

Diddy reverts the music publishing rights of Dangerous Boy Data to the artists who helped make the corporate what it’s right this moment, together with the Biggie Smalls Property, Religion Evans, The Lox, 112, Ma$e, and extra.

Musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs celebrates Labor Day by reassigning his Dangerous Boy Data music publishing rights “again to all Dangerous Boy artists and writers who helped construct Dangerous Boy into the powerhouse it’s right this moment,” in line with a launch on the Combs-owned Revolt.

These artists embody the property of the Infamous B.I.G., Religion Evans, Ma$e, The Lox, 112, and “many extra” creators. Particulars are sparse, however the property are estimated to be price a whole lot of tens of millions of {dollars} and have solely elevated in worth lately. Sources near Combs notice that he has obtained a number of multi-million greenback affords for the publishing rights to the Dangerous Boy catalog however opted as an alternative to return the rights to the songwriters. Most — however not all — recipients are mentioned to have been positioned and contacted.

File corporations have traditionally saved the publishing rights of songs made by artists signed to them, however this observe has light lately as artists grew to become conscious of the worth of their publishing rights. Combs adopted this identical format when launching Dangerous Boy Data in 1993, one thing of which artists like Ma$e have been regularly essential.

Ma$e, a Dangerous Boy rapper who has appeared with Combs on many tracks, has repeatedly referred to as out his former collaborator for cash allegedly owed. Final yr, Combs mentioned on The Breakfast Membership that Ma$e owed him $3 million, however Ma$e has aggressively disputed this, claiming that Combs refused his $2 million provide for Ma$e’s publishing rights in 2020.

“Combs sees this as half of a bigger dialog to additional financial empowerment for Black artists and tradition,” says Revolt, noting that in a enterprise corresponding to music that has traditionally centered on making income off of creators, “Combs’ want is to, as an alternative, reward the tradition and develop a brand new legacy for Black artists.”

Diddy’s newest album, “The L.O.V.E. Album: Off the Grid,” can be launched on September 15, that includes artists like Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Mary J. Blige, Swae Lee, and extra.

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