Funk from a Legal Prism
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For more than 25 years, James "Diamond" Williams has had the opportunity to see the Funk world from a legal prism, engaging in a wide spectrum of experiences with the Ohio Players. He discusses his meeting with the music icon Clive Davis, the president of Arista Records, and the potential legal pitfalls, including issues with (and between) record companies, booking agents, competing and infringing groups, promoters with their own agendas, and, of course, the Internal Revenue Service.
African American Studies | Music | Musicology
Williams, James and Wilberding, Merle, "Funk from a Legal Prism" (2021). Content Presented at the First and Second Dayton Funk Symposia. 22.