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Royalty-Free Splice Loops Problems + Fivio Foreign vs Ma$e (MEC Podcast 163)

Making beats with royalty-free samples should be easy, but it's not. Not only are contentID systems allowing for mistaken copyright claims, but now some producers are using this system to steal money from producers by claiming ownership of royalty-free samples and loops. What should be done? Also, Fivio Foreign and Ma$e both went public about their deals. Is Fivio's deal with Ma$e unfair? What is a fair record deal in 2022?

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Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Loop/Sample Beat Problems + Labels Forcing TikTok (MEC Podcast 153)

Selling beats that contain loops-- especially royalty free loops-- shouldn't result in copyright problems, but it does. Pain explains how he has worked around this problem. Also, Halsey is upset that her label is forcing her to use TikTok in order to release her music and she's not the only one. The MEC has mixed feelings on this topic.

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00:00 - Intro
02:11 - Erinn Throws a Festival
11:43 - Halsey vs The Label

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1

Beat Selling Problems + Fans Attacking Latto (MEC Podcast 144)

Are beat selling problems such as PayPal chargebacks and international payments going to be solved with crypto and NFTs? Dame explains why they will not. Also, Latto is getting heat from so-called fans for only selling out 1000-3000 capacity venues on tour. Why is this a symptom of a deeper problem with the music business?

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00:00 - Intro
00:58 - Lessons From SXSW
04:58 - Artists Aren't Even Trying
08:43 - Artists Have Resources, Period

Producer: 
DJ Pain 1