Lady Zamar. Picture: Instagram
Lady Zamar. Picture: Instagram

Lady Zamar addresses ‘owning your own masters’ debate

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Feb 26, 2020

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Local songstress Lady Zamar has addressed the ongoing debate regarding ownership of master recordings. 

Taking to her Twitter page on Wednesday, the "Love Is Blind" singer responded to Twitter user @SirOlwayson who said that "it’s sad that Lady Zamar doesn’t know that her intellectual property is owned by Universal". 

Stating that he believes that she only receives royalty payments but doesn't own her music. 

The "Collide" hitmaker didn't take kindly to his comments and in a series of tweets explained that misinformation is being spread around with regards to how music ownership works in the industry. 

She kicked off her educational tweets and said: "Misinformation is the disease of our society... Y’all need to actually go read a book or an article or better yet contracts.. go get advise and understand what a master is vs what intellectual property is and what the pros and cons are of both owning and not owning your masters."

Zamar followed this by challenging DJ Maphorisa to share proper information regarding the music industry and how new artists shouldn't look to Twitter for advice. 

She said that with misinformation being thrown around, up and coming artists should rather get specialists to advise them. 

She ended by saying that while the "Lorch" hitmaker dragged Prince Kaybee and herself into the conversation as part of an ego trip and clout, the conversation around music ownership is an important one. 

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