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Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

In case you missed the buzz on Twitter last week. The internet exploded when Jacquees’ cover of “Trip” by Ella Mai was removed from Soundcloud and Youtube. While the internet decided it was a hater move on the part of Ella Mai, her label made it clear it was business related and she had no say in the matter.

A better description is that it was a LEGAL matter. As T-Pain pointed out you CANNOT monetize material that does not belong to you. In simple words that is THEFT in legal terms it is copyright infringement.

So how do artists cover other people’s songs all the time and how was THIS different?

Follow the jump to find out!

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Guess who’s partnered with Essence Festival!!! The show sold out so be sure to visit ww.trapkaraoke.com to see when they will hit a city near you or regret the rest of your adult life.

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

Client Chinara Butler of UGQ Enterprises LLC sat down with BET recently and shared  memories of her late husband Chad "Pimp C" Butler one half of the legendary UGK.

Watch the full clip below.

CLIENT NEWS: Kitti Jones' Book Named Top 12 Summer Reading

CLIENT NEWS: Kitti Jones' Book Named Top 12 Summer Reading

Following client Kitti Jones' appearance on NBC's TODAY Show with Megyn Kelly featuring her biographical novel "I Was Somebody Before This" the Muse.com featured the book on it's 12 Perfect Books for Your End-of-Summer Reading List.

A definite page turning must read story of survival despite the unthinkable, Kitti's book is available for Kindle and on Paperback: HERE

CLIENT NEWS: Future EVOL PROD BY $K Goes Platinum

CLIENT NEWS: Future EVOL PROD BY $K Goes Platinum

Officially certified by the RIAA on May 22 Future's EVOL project featuring "Lie to Me" and "Fly Shit Only" produced by client John $K Mcgee has sold over a million units to date!