Kanye West is looking to give back 50 percent of his G.O.O.D Music masters share

'Without the masters you can’t do anything with your own music'

September 23, 2020

Since his return to Twitter after being booted off last week for posting the personal information of a Forbes editor, Kanye West is looking to make some moves to secure master recordings for some artists in his sphere from Universal and Sony.

Not only has Ye been posting every single page, of every contract he’s signed, he even promised to help an unlikely contemporary, Taylor Swift.

Now, he seems to be taking the idea a few steps further, saying he will be giving back the 50% share he holds on all of the artists on his G.O.O.D. Music roster, which includes Pusha T, Big Sean, Cyhi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Q-Tip and more.

"I'm giving all Good music artists back the 50% share I have of their masters," he wrote.

Emphasizing the importance of an artist owning their masters, Ye said on Twitter last week, "When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights," he wrote. "Without the masters you can’t do anything with your own music."

At the moment it's unclear whether the contracts signed between G.O.O.D. Music and the labels allow for this type of restructuring, but if it goes through each artist will likely see much bigger returns from album and single sales.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram