In light of the recent happenings with DJ Drama and Aphilliates Arrested For Bootlegging and the RIAA’s intense ‘crackdown’, the 4th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards has recently announced a new addition to it’s Industry Insignt conference entitled “The Mixtape Game”.
Here’s what the SEA had to say:
Mixtapes seem to be everywhere today in proliferation. With the recent Federal crackdown on mixed CDs and the stores that sell them, what’s the urban music industry to do?
DJs depend on mixed CDs for income, stores depend on them for profits, labels depend on them to break new records, and fans depend on them for new and hot music.
If a major label pays a DJ to add a song to his mixed CD, is it acceptable for them to shut the DJ down for selling illegal product?
We will discuss the legalities of mixed CDs, and why the Feds stepped in and shut down DJ Drama recently.
-DJ Wally Sparks
-DJ Chuck T
-Fredrick Moore, The Screw Shop of Memphis
-George Lopez, T Town Records
For a full listing of all panels, panelists, dates, times and locations, visit the official SEA website.