Who Owns the (Philadelphia) Soul of Black Music?

Sony’s acquisition of a classic Philly catalog means that more soul tunes are no longer black-owned.

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Mark Anthony Neal is a professor of African and African-American studies at Duke University and a fellow at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. He is the author of several books, including Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. Follow him on Twitter.

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