On the second day of his latest epic penchant for Twitter, Kanye West tracked down his complaints about the music industry and his demands to be released from his recordings and music releases by publishing dozens of pages of his recording contract with Universal Music Group.
Referring to the music industry as “modern slavery,” West wrote on Twitter, “Here are my ten universal contracts … I need every lawyer in the world to look at them,” and after posting illegible images of contracts, then began to write on Twitter. pages, two at a time. “This is what my deal with Kanye West looks like today,” he wrote. “I PRAY THAT JESUS ’NAME DOESN̵
However, it is not clear what his purpose is in publishing the contracts, which are written in the tightly worded legal text common to all such agreements and show that his deal has been renegotiated many times, with West being represented by some of the best lawyers in music. industry.
Read tweets and documents here.
His recent tweets included a mention of his publishing deal with Sony / ATV, but he and the company – which he is suing in early 2019, followed by a counter-claim from Sony / ATV – settled their legal battle late last year. . West seemed to have Universal in the spotlight on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, West tweeted an exchange with an unnamed adviser, discussing his options for leaving his label and posting deals. Such contracts usually do not allow artists to withdraw from the deals whenever they wish.
However, he called several top executives by name on Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday, including Vivendi bosses Vincent Bolor and Arno de Puifontin, Universal chairman Lucian Grainge, Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer and veteran artist manager Irving Azof. is a close friend of his wife Kim Kardashian’s family.
The documents also confirm that West himself owns a label – his label GOOD Music has been distributed through Universal since 2004 – which suggests that he subjects his artists to the same standard contracts that are common throughout the industry.
West and his family have publicly stated that he suffers from bipolar disorder and that his recent behavior brings many symptoms of a manic episode. He also tweeted a video of someone urinating on a Grammy Award in a toilet.
“THIS MOMENT WILL CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WELL,” he wrote. “I FEEL SO FAST AND BLESSED THAT GOD HAS TAKEN ME IN A VERY SUFFICIENT POSITION TO DO THIS … EVERYONE CONTINUES TO PRAY … HIS WORK … HIS WORK …”
Representatives from West and Universal did not respond immediately Diversityrequests for comment.