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Kirk Franklin Claims 100% Of His Debut Album’s Publishing Rights Were Taken By His Label

The roots of Gospel music can be traced through several popular genres. And the direction of Gospel music, specifically, has steadily evolved over time. One person who can get a lot of credit for its modern revolution is Kirk Franklin. Making his musical debut in 1993 with the album, “Kirk Franklin and The Family,” the Texas native has been blazing the charts and airwaves with faith-based hits meant to inspire those who encounter his music. However, the acclaim of his first album did not yield the monetary returns that typically come with a successful project.

Josh Rodgers

Dec 15, 2023

Nick Cannon Says His Publishing Rights Being Signed Away For $10K As A Teenager Was 'One Of The Biggest Lessons'

One of Nick Cannon’s biggest learning lessons was losing his publishing rights as a teenager.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 12, 2023

Warren G Says He Worked On 'The Chronic' But 'Didn't Get Sh-t' In Return — 'I Wasn't Tripping. I Was There For Dre'

Back in 2020, Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” was archived in the Library of Congress, as previously reported by AFROTECH. The Library of Congress selected the mogul’s 1992 debut studio album as one of the 25 “aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 7, 2023

Warner Music Group Acquires UPROXX To Expand Reach

UPROXX, an entertainment and pop culture news site known for having a young, digital audience and expanding into Snapchat original series’ such as F That With Vince Staples or the Emmy-nominated basketball docu-series Us Against The World, was recently acquired by Warner Music Group. “Over the past years, we’ve won the trust of our audience, along with numerous industry accolades, because of our understanding of culture, entertainment, and marketing – an approach that’s rooted in authenticity and transparency,” said UPROXX CEO Benjamin Blank in a statement. “With Warner Music Group, we just doubled down on that formula and are now able to deliver more to our audience and partners with even more access and at much bigger scale.” Blank will continue to run the platform as CEO and Chief Creative alongside publisher Jarret Myer. This acquisition follows the news earlier this year that WMG purchased Songkick, a concert discovery app. “With this acquisition, we grow our significance as a...