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donfathaimmortal

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2013, 06:04:21 AM »
> update with a few court files about Death Row
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Jimmy H.

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2013, 09:40:47 AM »
  They released far too many and solidified their position as a professional bootlegging company rather than the holders of a valuable catalog
  Pretty much how I feel.  Even that Ultimate Boxed Set had a lower-quality version of a few of the classic catalog tracks. I forget which ones but I also remember them putting a slowed-down version of the unreleased "Natural Born Killaz" with Sam Sneed on there.
 

GangstaBoogy

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2013, 12:15:17 PM »
What I don't understand is why Dre won't just buy the company. I mean wouldn't that be the ultimate redemption?
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V2DHeart

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2013, 06:10:32 AM »
Dre is like Quik. They will never live in the past or even release a "lost tapes" despite fans requests over the years. In spite of that, the label would bring a lot of business issues. Royalty disputes, credit query's and various legal fee's to sort out. I'm sure he could do without the headache.

Chronic - Re-lit - Reissue this with bonus songs that can play in the car stereo
Doggystyle - Reissue with bonus songs - "G'z up, Hoes down" & "The Next Episode"
Above the Rim SDT - Reissue with bonus songs: "Pain" & "Loyal to the Game"
Murder Was the Case - Reissue with bonus songs
Dogg Food - Reissue with bonus song: "U Can't C Me"

So on, and so on. That's the better way to do it. Make the re-issue of the existing catalog worthwhile to pick up again. At least it keeps money coming in, and gives them the time they need to plan and work out deals with disgruntled artists and former employee's that could help with their "unreleased" content, and actually label the work correctly so that when the unreleased albums were to come out, they'd be labelled correctly, and they'd have some money to make them sound like proper albums.

I'm sure most of us have Death Row CD's that cannot be listened to anymore due to the age and scratching over them. Would I want to buy the albums again? Probably not, but add in bonus songs, then yes.

Unreleased albums were always the gem, and appeal to the catalog purchase but they have to be done right. If you go into a nice restaurant, if they don't present the food well and simply shove it all in a blender and give you a liquidated meal then it lowers your expectations.

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Jimmy H.

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2013, 11:01:36 AM »
I don't think Dre ever cared about redeeming itself over the Death Row deal.  He pretty much publicly stated that he was moving on.


Chronic - Re-lit - Reissue this with bonus songs that can play in the car stereo
Doggystyle - Reissue with bonus songs - "G'z up, Hoes down" & "The Next Episode"
Above the Rim SDT - Reissue with bonus songs: "Pain" & "Loyal to the Game"
Murder Was the Case - Reissue with bonus songs
Dogg Food - Reissue with bonus song: "U Can't C Me"

So on, and so on. That's the better way to do it. Make the re-issue of the existing catalog worthwhile to pick up again. At least it keeps money coming in, and gives them the time they need to plan and work out deals with disgruntled artists and former employee's that could help with their "unreleased" content, and actually label the work correctly so that when the unreleased albums were to come out, they'd be labelled correctly, and they'd have some money to make them sound like proper albums.
Yeah, re-issues seemed more the way to go.  Take those catalog titles and do extra content like they did with a lot of Boogie Down Productions albums and a few of the solo Wu joints. Hell, even just making a second disc with all the single-only content would have been a nice touch. Collectors and impulse buyers will replace their old CD's of classic albums with newer ones if you give them a good enough reason.

I actually thought "Chronic: ReLit" worked for the most part. The Snoop Sessions could have worked too if they cleaned that shit up on the mix.
 

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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 12:18:25 PM »
I'm assuming the more times the catalogue changes hands, the more gets lost or stolen from the vaults.
 

V2DHeart

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2013, 02:26:26 AM »
It's very easy to steal things that aren't listed or accounted for  ;)

Many of the people who hid their material were the artists and producers themselves, and they WANTED their work put out. But thanks to the level of corporate greed and all the lawsuits, many of them will never see the light of day including a ton of 2Pac tracks.

Anyone who remembers 97 - The geocities days, and magazines will remember all these people (DJ Quik, Ice T, etc.) all these artists talk about how many tracks they had done with 2Pac, and once the Amaru/Interscope law suits went on the power grab from Death Row and anyone who had 2Pac material, those numbers of people claiming to have music with him decreased massively. People even hid and relabelled masters
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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2013, 04:35:39 AM »

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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2018, 05:29:59 AM »
Is there any expectations or informations of future releases?
 

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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2018, 09:34:05 AM »
As far as I know, they plan to license their popular songs from the catalog to movies and TV shows, as well as continue to make money off the sales of existing albums.  But nothing new in the works as far as releasing songs from the vault, either in the form of albums or through iTunes.  Closest thing to that was when they released that 'unreleased' kurupt song to correspond with the soundtrack for that series about Death Row records. 

Dre will never let them release anything, Pac's songs are in even more of a legal mess with Afeni gone, and Snoop doesn't seem to have any interest in his old stuff either.  Face it, the only people that care about this stuff are hardcore fans like us.  They wouldn't make any money releasing albums for any of the rest of the Death Row artists.  A decent amount of the catalog has been leaked over the past 10 years or so, that's the best we're going to get for now.   
 

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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2018, 04:19:23 AM »
As far as I know, they plan to license their popular songs from the catalog to movies and TV shows, as well as continue to make money off the sales of existing albums.  But nothing new in the works as far as releasing songs from the vault, either in the form of albums or through iTunes.  Closest thing to that was when they released that 'unreleased' kurupt song to correspond with the soundtrack for that series about Death Row records. 

Dre will never let them release anything, Pac's songs are in even more of a legal mess with Afeni gone, and Snoop doesn't seem to have any interest in his old stuff either.  Face it, the only people that care about this stuff are hardcore fans like us.  They wouldn't make any money releasing albums for any of the rest of the Death Row artists.  A decent amount of the catalog has been leaked over the past 10 years or so, that's the best we're going to get for now.   
Then what is the point of purchasing Death Row's catalog? Just to keep it for yourself?
At least another LBC Crew, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound CD could be released.
 

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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
Then what is the point of purchasing Death Row's catalog? Just to keep it for yourself?
At least another LBC Crew, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound CD could be released.

They can make a shit ton of money licensing the hits the label produced in its heyday.
 

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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2018, 06:04:21 AM »
As far as I know, they plan to license their popular songs from the catalog to movies and TV shows, as well as continue to make money off the sales of existing albums.  But nothing new in the works as far as releasing songs from the vault, either in the form of albums or through iTunes.  Closest thing to that was when they released that 'unreleased' kurupt song to correspond with the soundtrack for that series about Death Row records. 

Dre will never let them release anything, Pac's songs are in even more of a legal mess with Afeni gone, and Snoop doesn't seem to have any interest in his old stuff either.  Face it, the only people that care about this stuff are hardcore fans like us.  They wouldn't make any money releasing albums for any of the rest of the Death Row artists.  A decent amount of the catalog has been leaked over the past 10 years or so, that's the best we're going to get for now.   
Then what is the point of purchasing Death Row's catalog? Just to keep it for yourself?
At least another LBC Crew, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound CD could be released.

Licensing the released stuff.  Licensing California Love alone for commercials/movies/TV, etc will easily pay for what they paid for the catalog.  They have no interest in the other stuff that came with it, such as Big Pimpin Delmond songs, or BGOTI's unreleased album, etc. 
 

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Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2018, 08:12:37 AM »
Is there more "unreleased" albums comin' out? I doubt it.
 

donfathaimmortal

Re: eOne purchased the rights to the Death Row Records catalogue
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2018, 02:52:38 PM »
  Face it, the only people that care about this stuff are hardcore fans like us.  They wouldn't make any money releasing albums for any of the rest of the Death Row artists.  A decent amount of the catalog has been leaked over the past 10 years or so, that's the best we're going to get for now.   

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