In the world of music, copyright ownership has always been a hot topic. Recently, DJ Sbu, the former record label boss, shared his agreement with DJ Maphorisa on this controversial issue. A video of DJ Sbu expressing his views was posted on Twitter, and it quickly caused a stir among netizens.
The debate started when Phori claimed that he could demand copyright ownership from artists who used his studio and equipment. This led to Mac G putting DJ Maphorisa on blast for allegedly exploiting young up-and-coming artists.
DJ Sbu, known for his legendary status in the music industry, decided to weigh in on the matter.
In the video shared on Twitter, DJ Sbu voiced his support for DJ Maphorisa’s stance. He argued that if artists use his studio, they should acknowledge his contribution and give him ownership rights.
“Maphorisa is correct,” 😳😳😳
Label boss, DJ Sbu weighs in on the Phori, MacG & Prince Kaybee saga.
He thoroughly explains music copyright ownership, the Do’s & Don’ts…❤
Full video: https://t.co/0lKzF48Bfv
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This sparked a wave of drama on social media, with some users comparing it to DJ Sbu’s own actions towards the late Zahara.
While opinions on this matter are divided, one thing is for sure – DJ Sbu’s video caused quite a commotion online. Netizens took to social media to express their thoughts, with some criticising him for his views and others applauding his honesty.
@thandomasanabo wrote: “Not surprised that he will say this. It’s unfortunate that he took advantage of his artists because these conversations were not held back then They know that they have to split rights, kodwa they are banking on your limited knowledge as a new artist to exploit you. “
@ProudlyMaseroka questioned: “So Zahara was right? ” @Geoffrey87Lea said: “Birds of a feather flock together”
@Dingswayo_N responded: “This is the greediness that the bible is talking about “
@jacktairo replied: “He did the same thing to Zahara.”
@LesegoM02295088 commented: “So I guess he didn’t have that conversation with Zahara.”
The music industry is no stranger to controversies, and this incident only adds to the ongoing discussions surrounding copyright ownership.
As the debate rages on, it’s clear that DJ Sbu’s support for DJ Maphorisa has sparked a much-needed conversation about the rights of artists and the role of record label bosses. Whether you agree or disagree with DJ Sbu’s viewpoint, one thing is certain – the music industry will continue to grapple with the complex issue of copyright ownership for years to come.