BMG to review historic record contracts due to 'shameful treatment of black artists'

BMG was founded in 2008 and controls the back catalogues of artists including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Kylie Minogue. Artists including Kelis and Erykah Badu shared a quote from author and professor Josh Kun stating: “If the music industry wants to support black lives, labels and platforms can start with amending contracts, distributing royalties, diversifying boardrooms, and retroactively paying back all the black artists, and their families, they have built their empires on.” In 2015, Prince told reporters from the US National Association of Black Journalists: “Record contracts are just – I’m gonna say the word – slavery.