Musicians work hard to write, perform, and produce their tracks, there is no doubt. They certainly understand the value of artwork and the labor that must be expended to create something new. So, it is always confounding when we here at YTWWN get word of a musician snaking another artist’s work to use on their album or single covers. There is little doubt that this is copyright infringement, yet some musicians don’t think twice before exploiting another’s work without consent. See below for the latest example.
- AttorneyScott / scott@copyrightLA.com / @veniceartlaw
Otis Chamberlin’s original piece:
The use without consent, by rapper TekNeek, as displayed on his BandCamp page, a site that caters to emerging artists: