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|Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:54 am Post subject: FOF Sends Letter to Tim Cook of Apple About Metadata and…
|FOF Sends Letter to Tim Cook of Apple About Metadata and Branding!
By Maurice Ali, President - FOF Records Inc.
The actual letter sent to CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook!
FOF Records advocacy has sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook of Apple Inc. regarding their policy of restricting changes to song metadata that impact an artist’s ability to develop their brand in the current media marketplace.
This issue happened at our label when the artist formerly known as “Tabitha” changed her stage name to “Rudegal Tab”. When we tried to redistribute the previous songs under the new stage name, we were told this was not possible due to a new policy change at Apple (about altering song metadata after first distribution on music platforms) that is now being adopted on other platforms. Realize that this is by no means illegal but the policy change does limit and affect all musical artists and their ability to work their brand, and branding is what it is all about in this current music industry. Being banished from large popular music platforms (if you don’t agree with their terms of service) makes it almost impossible for musicians to operate in the current music industry, so this is policy change has an impact on all musicians regardless of its legality.
FOF Records Advocacy realizes this issue and has reached out to Apple Inc. to open up a discussion on the issue as they truly may not realize the impact their policy has on musicians in their everyday lives. We sent the letter on April 14 (2021) and will await a reply if there is any reply at all.
More news as it becomes available.
FOF RECORDS ADVOCACY: https://fofrecords.org
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