88 To Infinity  

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DJ Resolution and Respect Music Release New Mixtape in their Ongoing Reversion Series 

The new mixtape continues the team’s mission of raising awareness of artists’ reversion rights under the Copyright Act. 

San Francisco, California, June 19, 2021 – DJ Resolution and Respect Music have released a new mixtape titled “88 To Infinity” as the latest installment in their Reversion Series mixtapes, the team announced today. The Reversion Series mixtapes are a collaborative effort by the teams to raise awareness regarding the rights of artists who have recently become eligible to request their master recordings under the Copyright Act.  

The reversion right falls under the 17 USC 203 of the Copyright Act in which the term an signee has for recordings made after 1978 are outlined. Similar to the artists who were subject to 17. U.S.C 304, where there is a 56-year reversion with a notice of termination to be sent no later than the 54th year, a notice of termination must be sent no later than the 33rd year after the release to reserve this current reversion right. 

Like the previous mixtapes in the Reversion Series, the “88 To Infinity”mixtape will serve as public notice for the artists and their heirs who were not yet able to send a notice of termination this year. Though this specific right does not go into effect until after 35 years from the assignment date, the latest a notice of termination can be sent is 33 years after the assignment date. This means that for all master recordings released in 1988, the notice of termination must be sent before the end of 2021. 

By bringing back the classic music of the late 80’s, fans can support their favorite artists as the artists begin to send their notice of terminations respectively. DJ Resolution and the Respect Music team hope that, through their awareness efforts, more artists will reserve their right to recapture their masters and continue the shift towards artist ownership in the music industry. 

Some of the artists published in “88 To Infinity”are considered part of the golden era of hip hop including Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, N.W.A, Eric B, Rakim, Public Enemy, Run D.M.C, and Too Short. 

Starting June 19, 2021, the “88 To Infinity”mixtape is available to stream and download exclusively at DjResolution.com.

9 comments

  • Camille P
    Camille P New Jersey
    Glad to see artists out there making an effort to spread the word on this. When I first heard about the Copyright Act, I didn’t even think it was a thing. I legit thought it was some kind of dumb internet rumor. I am glad artists are out their spreading information about it and bringing awareness.

    Glad to see artists out there making an effort to spread the word on this. When I first heard about the Copyright Act, I didn’t even think it was a thing. I legit thought it was some kind of dumb internet rumor. I am glad artists are out their spreading information about it and bringing awareness.

  • Kelly
    Kelly Ft Lauderdale
    Looking forward to listening to this mix tape! I had no idea it had been released this month. I remember reading about it awhile back. So glad to see such talent on one tape with a heavy focus on giving artists their value and power back! Record labels have long been greedy and stealing from artists, times are changing!

    Looking forward to listening to this mix tape! I had no idea it had been released this month. I remember reading about it awhile back. So glad to see such talent on one tape with a heavy focus on giving artists their value and power back! Record labels have long been greedy and stealing from artists, times are changing!

  • Justin M
    Justin M San Antonio
    Been a long time reader and follower of Young N Reckless. Love the music you guys get out there and the talent you back. I have to say as a artist myself, I truly appreciate the work you guys are doing here. It is going to change a lot for the future in music and for independent artists.

    Been a long time reader and follower of Young N Reckless. Love the music you guys get out there and the talent you back. I have to say as a artist myself, I truly appreciate the work you guys are doing here. It is going to change a lot for the future in music and for independent artists.

  • Darius
    Darius Austin
    You guys got some big names on this one! I already listened to it, and man it is a banger! I was not expecting to hear Run D.M.C. or Too Short! It has been years, didn’t even know they were still doing music. Going to make sure I get this out there to friends and family to share. It is worth it and has a powerful message.

    You guys got some big names on this one! I already listened to it, and man it is a banger! I was not expecting to hear Run D.M.C. or Too Short! It has been years, didn’t even know they were still doing music. Going to make sure I get this out there to friends and family to share. It is worth it and has a powerful message.

  • Sean H
    Sean H Brooklyn
    I have long had issues with the industry in that these record labels basically make slave work of artists and pocket most the revenue. You see how wealthy the top artists are in the US right? They ain’t even making a fraction of what they should be. Greed. That is what it comes down to. Glad to see people fighting this and making sure all artists, big or small, have a voice and know their value.

    I have long had issues with the industry in that these record labels basically make slave work of artists and pocket most the revenue. You see how wealthy the top artists are in the US right? They ain’t even making a fraction of what they should be. Greed. That is what it comes down to. Glad to see people fighting this and making sure all artists, big or small, have a voice and know their value.

  • Bianca M
    Bianca M Miami
    My uncle used to work for a record label. He quit back in the late ‘90s cause of all the shady stuff that went on. It blows my mind how much these people openly rob artists with their bloated contracts. Is it any wonder artists today are doing it solo on social media? I can’t blame them at all.

    My uncle used to work for a record label. He quit back in the late ‘90s cause of all the shady stuff that went on. It blows my mind how much these people openly rob artists with their bloated contracts. Is it any wonder artists today are doing it solo on social media? I can’t blame them at all.

  • Donna Maldonado
    Donna Maldonado Ft. Worth
    Just wanted to drop a comment and say I loved the mix tape the powerful messages to other artists out there. It is important for music lovers and music creators alike that we have each other’s backs. The music industry has long been robbing people and I hope more awareness it brought forth from your movement. Great work guys!

    Just wanted to drop a comment and say I loved the mix tape the powerful messages to other artists out there. It is important for music lovers and music creators alike that we have each other’s backs. The music industry has long been robbing people and I hope more awareness it brought forth from your movement. Great work guys!

  • Isaac H
    Isaac H Los Angeles
    Thanks to your work and efforts, my own brother is filing and taking legal ownership over a song he did back in the ‘80s. They basically stole his beat from him. Never in my life did I think I would see some justice in the music industry! I am so thankful for everything you guys do here at Young N Reckless, truly.

    Thanks to your work and efforts, my own brother is filing and taking legal ownership over a song he did back in the ‘80s. They basically stole his beat from him. Never in my life did I think I would see some justice in the music industry! I am so thankful for everything you guys do here at Young N Reckless, truly.

  • Nick
    Nick San Jose
    Loving this mix tape! It takes me back to the ‘80s and early ‘90s when I feel hip-hop was in the golden age. Rap today isn’t all that, at least not to me. Not a fan of this mumble crap. I like poetry from the streets. It flows and speaks to all who hear it.

    Loving this mix tape! It takes me back to the ‘80s and early ‘90s when I feel hip-hop was in the golden age. Rap today isn’t all that, at least not to me. Not a fan of this mumble crap. I like poetry from the streets. It flows and speaks to all who hear it.

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