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Split over Creative Conflict

first_img2015 ain’t gone nowhere yet and some things are already falling apart.  Actually, it’s really not so bad.  It’s just another one of those teething moments of the Liberian entertainment industry.  Recently, rumor circulated on Takun J’s 1.4.6 Block that one of LIB’s hottest rising artist and his manager split, and LIB Life had to get the juice.According to reports, Lil Beshop, the Hip-Co hit maker behind the famous track ‘Human Being’, and his manager Marie Collins, have split.“I no longer mange Lil Beshop, he didn’t fully understand my role as his manager and refused that I partake in the creative process of his song, ‘Let’s Party’, which I sponsored and provided the beat for,” Chic Collins posted on facebook.After seeing her post, we immediately contacted Lil Beshop to hear what he had to say on the matter.“The contract Marie and I signed didn’t include her being involved in such activities,” Beshop stated. “In Liberia, there is a certain type of music my fans are used to hearing, but Marie wanted me to do the ‘let’s party’ song in a way I knew my fans wouldn’t agree on.  Though Marie has helped me tremendously in the recent part of my career, she has stopped contacting me and other things, which indicates she is no longer my manager,” he adds.Collins says she came up with the beat to ‘Let’s Party’ in hopes of promoting it in the UK where she lives. “The beat is a replica of a hit song here in the UK.  I wanted Beshop to nail [it] so that I can promote it here,” she stated.  “I messaged him a chorus I felt will make the track a hit, he agreed via text but wasn’t giving me updates on the song. I had enough and told him that I couldn’t manage him anymore.”According to Collins, she began managing the popular star after he approached her to manage him on the social site facebook“I have sent Beshop money on several occasions to record. I paid an online press kit monthly and boosted post on his facebook page. I also promoted his songs as well as doing my managerial duties,” she added.Meanwhile, Collins says Beshop hasn’t disputed her decision to split from his team and feels they both agree on the decision.  But on the other hand, according to Lil Beshop, a contract was signed between the two parties that expire in five years.“Marie has been managing me for less than year. As for me, I never said I didn’t want her to be my manager but will agree on whatever she wants to do.  Signed a contract sheet for three years, she wrote on my page and her page that she’s no longer managing me. She breached the contract.”These are some of the teething experiences of the Liberian entertainment industry, where the terms of reference for some artists and their managers appear not so clearly defined.  And even with crystal clear terms, the conflict over the creative process, however, is always a sticky issue no matter who the artist is.  The real conflict may be between the artist’s creative autonomy and his manager’s interpretation of what the audience expects, on the one hand; and the fact that artist and manager are not targeting the same audiences, on the other hand.  Is this a conflict that a remix cannot fix?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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eZone to sponsor fastest 50

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League…The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) welcomed eZone as its official logistics partner for the 2018 tournament.Evin Lewis hit a 19-ball 50 in the 2017 edition of the Hero CPLThe 2018 event takes place between August 8 and September 16 and will be contested in seven countries. The services that eZone offers are a vital part of being able to deliver a world-class entertainment product.eZone will be presenting the player who scores the fastest 50 of the 2018 tournament with a prize of US$5000. Last year’s winner was Evin Lewis of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots who made his half-century in 19 balls on his way to 97 not out against Barbados Tridents.Paul Pantin of eZone said, “We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with the Hero CPL for the second year. Connecting the Caribbean through logistics is what we do best and we look forward to bringing our expertise and support to the CPL team once again.”Speaking of the second year of the deal, Barrie Corcoran, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hero CPL said, “The logistical challenges involved in moving six teams of players and support staff, camera crew and CPL staff between seven nation states are massive. eZone showed us last year with their professionalism and ability to solve problems that they are a huge asset to the tournament.”last_img read more

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