Here is part two of HHS1987’s exclusive with esteemed DJ & studio engineer Young Guru at the Heineken Green Room event at Tango in Philadelphia. Young Guru sat down with our very own E-Money in front of a packed house and spoke for over an hour on his career and experiences as the sound technician behind one of Hip-Hop’s most historic record labels.
When discussing what has led to his success in the studio, Young Guru credited the trust between him as an engineer and the artists & producers he works with; making a comparison to the relationship between a barber and their client.
He also spoke on his various endorsements including deals with Akai Pro, a line of engineering headphones, and an upcoming book, before delving into how teaching at USC and running Jay Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ Tour have opened up new avenues for him to affect music.
Young Guru also shed light on how the Internet and piracy changed the music industry, his favorite recording equipment, and much, much more.
Check back for the conclusion of our sit-down, coming soon.
What Is Copyright infringement?
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work’s creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. In relation to computer software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) claimed in its 2011 piracy study: “Public opinion continues to support intellectual property (IP) rights: Seven PC users in 10 support paying innovators to promote more technological advances.” Following consultation with experts on copyright infringement, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) clarified in 2010 that “estimating the economic impact of IP [intellectual property] infringements is extremely difficult, and assumptions must be used due to the absence of data,” while “it is difficult, if not impossible, to quantify the net effect of counterfeiting and piracy on the economy as a whole.”