From Michael Biel: " You often tell us you worked for Motown. What Motown
performer owns their masters?"
Motown was launched by Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson buying back the lease
of their master "Shop Around" from Chess as it climbed the charts! I know
for a fact that Stevie Wonder owns all of his masters and I'm sure a number
of the others do also. It's a pretty common part of any popular artist's
second record deal with the same label. When I started asking around a few
years ago I was shocked by how common master leases have actually been.
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