Anita Baker Receives Masters

Anita Baker finally receives her music masters after feuding with her record company for control of her music. Earlier this year, she started a campaign urging her fans not to buy or stream her music while she fights to reclaim ownership of her back catalog.

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Anita Baker Catalog

“All My Children Are Coming Home,” she wrote on twitter, along with a photo of her first five studio albums, 1983’s “The Songstress,” 1986’s “The Rapture,” 1988’s “Giving You the Best That I Got,” 1990’s “Compositions” and 1994’s “Rhythm of Love.” “Impossible Things Happen…Every. Single. Day. Heart emoji. ,” she wrote.

Anita tweeted back in March:

“Miraculously… i have out-lived *ALL, of my Artists Contracts They no longer “Own”, My Name & Likeness. And, by Law…30 yr old, Mstrs are 2B Returned, 2 Me Unfortunately, They’re gonna make me Fight 4 it. I’m Prepared, 2 do that. Please Dont advertise/buy them ABXO”

She is referring to a US copyright law. That provision, Section 203 of the Copyright Act. dictates that 35 years after an author signs away the rights to a copyrighted work, they can file a request to legally reclaim them. For musicians like Ms. Baker, roughly 35 years after a record comes out, she can take back ownership of it. 

Taylor Swift Supports Anita Baker In Quest To Receive Her Masters

Anita Baker Tweets “All My Children Are Coming Home”. Then she mentions “Catalog.” And “Impossible Things Happen”.

…She goes on to say Every. Single. Day. Gratefully. Heart emoji.

Track Listing “The Songstress” 1983

  1. “Angel” (Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully) – 4:57
  2. “You’re the Best Thing Yet” (Moten, Geronne C. Turner) – 5:36
  3. “Feel The Need” (Moten) – 5:35
  4. “Squeeze Me” (Moten) – 4:40
  5. “No More Tears” (Michael J. Powell) – 5:38
  6. “Sometimes” (Moten, Sully) – 5:53
  7. “Will You Be Mine” (Moten, Carlos Turrentine) – 5:24
  8. “Do You Believe Me” (Moten) – 3:55

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Listen to Anita Baker – “You’re the Best Thing Yet” Video

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Anita Baker Tweets “All My Children Are Coming Home”. Then she mentions “Catalog.” And “Impossible Things Happen”.

…She goes on to say Every. Single. Day. Gratefully. Heart emoji.

Anita Baker and Taylor Swift have been tweeting back and forth regarding their masters.

Watch Anita Baker perform her many hits on her tour “One Night Of Rapture” 1987

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