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Why Artists May See Very Little Royalties From Yo Gotti's #DollaFoDolla Challenge

If artists aren’t cautious, record labels may be able to “rake it up” off of the strength of a musician’s creativity. Over the weekend, Memphis rapper Yo Gotti released his eleventh studio album “CM10: Free Game,” which includes 22 songs and additional releases from other artists including EST Gee, 42 Dugg, Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, Blac Youngsta, Shenseea, and 10Percent. Some fans have speculated that the recent project is actually the last album we’ll get from the rapper. According to Complex, along with the release of the new project, Yo Gotti is allowing aspiring artists to record a verse on his latest track, “Dolla Fo’ Dolla.” He says that from there, the artist can do whatever they please with the new version of the song. “You make the paper from it, I ain’t even trippin’,” he said regarding the news, which is through a partnership with Equity Distribution. “I own the masters of my record, I can do that shit for you. No label would ever do no sh-t like this.” While this...

Feb 9, 2022