Not being featured on Drake’s version of Superman may not be all bad for SA singer Bucie after all.
Though the singer’s vocals were not featured on Drake’s reworked version of the hit track, renamed Get It Together, she still has rights to royalties as a songwriter.
Singer Bucie found her name trending when a new version of her hit track with DJ Black Coffee was released by Drake on his latest EP this past weekend as promised. As pleasant as it sounds, social media didn’t find it cool that Bucie’s vocals were omitted.
Thus, while some praised the new version of the song‚ others criticised it for not including the singer’s vocals. It wasn’t long before her name started trending on social media platforms for being a victim of apparent “snub“.
Notwithstanding, singer Bucie is not complaining as she will be getting royalties every time the track is played. In order words she would be smiling to the bank a lot.
Also, Bucie confirmed that she would be getting royalties from the track but was particularly excited about having her song reworked by Drake. She said “It is a great achievement and says a lot about my writing skills.”
According to SAMRO spokesperson Tiyani Maluleke, international standards indicate that songwriters are entitled to royalty payments every time a song is sold‚ streamed or broadcast.
“How much she makes off royalties would depend on the agreement of the parties that the song belongs to. The song will continue to earn royalties for the composer and publisher for the entire lifetime of the composer and 50 years after the composer has died‚” Tiyani added.
Drake has always been a big fan of Black Coffee. The rapper featured the DJ’s Superman track on a special Apple Music radio show of his favourite tracks last year.