02 DEFENDING SLIM SHADY ft. Joel Martin (Manager of Eminem’s Former Production Company F.B.T. Productions & Publishing Company Eight Mile Style/Producer/Engineer)
This is Blurred Laws & Life with acclaimed lawyer & litigator Richard Busch. On this second episode, we discuss: The horrors going on in New York but staying positive, hearing from Adversaries in Law, Free Play Music, Jackie Gleason, Billy on The Street & The Night Of from a legal perspective, Mr. Deeds & John Turturro, Joel Martin being one of the people who discovered Eminem, The Bass Brothers, a landmark case that he represented, digital royalties being payable to artists, Best of Compilation Records, Licensing Provisions, Steve Jobs’ thoughts on music & Deposing him, the position of the Record Labels, Aftermath Records & Interscope Records, The verdict of the case, how he became referred to the case, The first lawsuit on being paid for permanent downloads, representing James Taylor, almost being killed in a bicycle accident & more. Then it’s an honor & a privilege to have renowned Producer & Engineer as our guest to discuss: Surviving COVID-19 in Detroit, 8 Mile, First meeting his partners, Meeting George Clinton, Producing when he was 18, Getting his own studio in 1984, Soul Intent in 1992, Discovering Eminem with Mark & Jeff Bass, Turning from Marshall Mathers to Slim Shady & if there was a noticeable difference, Aftermath entering the picture, Why it was desirable to have a major record label involved, Agreements with Interscope, Lawsuits they’ve been involved in together, What gave him the courage to file the lawsuit & alienate the record labels in the process, Filing the case & summary judgement, staring down millions of dollars in legal fees, one of the happiest days of their life, Deposing Steve Jobs, Controlled Composition clause, Suing Universal & Apple, It being important to be able to license directly to Apple, suing Apple for Copyright infringement, Suing Facebook & more. This episode is not to be missed!