Vomiting Porpoise wrote:The owner of the label personally knows La Toya and she was aware of these reissues as they were being compiled. For someone who knows the ins and outs, you forget that the producers are also invested in any unused material, and a lot of the time they will block unreleased material from being released in the hopes they can use elements of it again elsewhere x
But you're also forgetting Vibe On apparently has the money to do what they want. They seem to be a stan-based label anyways, and even though LaToya had input they still released a 25 year old song for her. In this case, as known as Geri fans, she doesn't really have any left over tracks from the first two albums (to our knowledge). We do know, however, she went in one direction when she started recording her third album but scrapped that project in favor of the set of songs for "Passion". That is the only way I can see her having any unreleased material for them to obtain. The producers do have a say to a degree, but if a label already owns the rights to a song then no matter what the producer has no input. It seems as though Vibe On likes to buy rights to songs to re-release them on their label for fans of select artist of theirs on the label and of the GP Pop Music scene. I'm not trying to act like I know for sure this is what is going to happen but honestly, if you think about it, it is what makes the most sense. Even if she wouldn't want to be involved in a release of any of those songs, if the Vibe On bought the ownership to the song then they can release it as they please, without the artists consent. Paul Oakenfold just did this to Azealia Banks. In 2012, they recorded the song "Venus" for a project Paul scrapped. Paul then, owning Azealia's stems and contribution rights to the song, re-released it without Azealia's knowledge in 2016 under the name "Paul Oakenfold - Hypnotic (feat. Azealia Banks)" and gave it an official release without Azealia's consent. It's just an example as to what could happen with Geri and Vibe On.