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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Matisyahu Breached Contract?

I missed this....

According to an article in the New York Times last week, Matisyahu has broken his contract with the non-profit JDub Records (with whom Matisyahu has been with since the beginning of his career) in favor of former Capitol Records prez Gerry Gersh.

But a few days before "Youth" was released, [Aaron] Bisman and his partner, Jacob Harris, received an unexpected phone call from their prize talent, telling them their management services were no longer required. "He was in Kansas," Mr. Bisman said. "He said, 'I don't know if you guys are old enough or have enough experience.' "

For Mr. Bisman, 25, and Mr. Harris, 26, it was a shock from an old friend and a potential blow to their business. They had shepherded Matisyahu through his early career, setting up gigs and handing out fliers and the like — with the added duty of defining just what a pro-Jewish act would do. "He was the embodiment of what we thought was possible," Mr. Harris said. "Proud, authentic Jewish artists."

Ouch. It's one thing when you leave a label because they aren't doing anything for you. It's another to just ditch the people who have been supporting you since before you even started a music career. Not a good look.

Jewlicious has more on the story.


  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Y said…

    That's what Elvis did with Sam Phillips. He didn't think he could take him national.


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