Be Honest…Was Berry Gordy Wrong For Doing This To His Artists?
Posted On : October 9, 2014
The Jacksons, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, the production team Holland/Dozier/Holland, Florence Ballard of the Supremes, Martha Reeves of the Vandellas, Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes, and others. But were their lawsuits really based on their own business ignorance earlier in their careers? Could be, but the bottom line is this- many would agree that Berry Gordy was a business man at the end of the day and although some may, or may not have agreed with his business practices, after 29 years in the music industry as the the founder and head exec of the Motown imprint, there’s no denying that he obviously knew how to play the game and cover his tracks successfully, which is something a lot of music execs can’t say- just ask Master P (no disrespect intended, just being honest).
The fact of the matter is that most of these artists had bad legal representation and at some point, or another, signed over their rights, but later realized that wasn’t a wise decision. Who’s fault is that?
ILOSM family do you think Berry was really screwing some of his artists who chose the option of getting upfront money? Or do you think it’s their fault for not being fully educated on the game of the music industry?
Look at some other very successful record label execs who have been accused of severely dogging their artists for money throughout the years…click the next pages.
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