This Post is dedicated To Rph. Sandra for judging me for privately venting even though I have every right to be angry.
The only game being played is
MUSIC: Shuffle Masters and Musical Chairs
Let’s explain how the music industry plays Musical Chairs. I had to see who was running the label back
when I was under contract. I had to know who profited from this mess.
Of course, these individuals listed below were definitely involved and/or aware of publishing contracts, song submissions, ‘gutted’ musical works and actions which led to multiple Copyright Infringements:
Richard Blackstone Dave Renzer Paul Katz
These were some of the same people who shortly after profiting, began transferring me back and forth over the phone (keeping me on speakerphone) rejoicing, mocking and
laughing about Zomba being Number 1.
Moving On Up The Line
The owner’s of the company were –
Clive Ian Calder
After an unspecified “ethical disagreement,” Calder
Simon’s stake in Zomba and became the sole owner in 1990.
I was signed to Zomba in 1993 and I think I have an idea of
what was meant by ‘ethical disagreement.
In the late
nineties, Jive expanded its success to include teen pop
phenomenons such as Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and Britney
Spears, all of which topped the
charts. In 2002 he sold Zomba for
US$2.74 billion to the
German-based media group Bertelsmann.
he was offered a position with BMG, he instead chose to
stay on temporarily as
an advisor during the integration period,
but left the business in 2003. The Jive Records brand
discontinued in October 2011, with their artists being moved
to RCA Records.
Simon co-founded the independent Zomba Group of music
companies (now a
subsidiary of Sony Music
with Clive Calder in the 1970s. In the mid-90s, he was
Executive Vice President of Capitol
Records and Blue Note
Records in Hollywood and started EMI Music’s global New
May 20, 1996, I filed a lawsuit against BMI,
Zomba and Jive because of their
response to my request as to how BMG, MCA,
EMI, WEA, Polygram and Jive
songs which blatantly infringe upon my
copyrights. I submitted these
melodies to Zomba.
Although people are moved like musical chairs,
it is easy to see how moving employees back
and forth from BMG, MCA, EMI, WEA, Polygram
and Jive may have gained access to songs
which blatantly infringe upon my copyrights. I
sent these lyrics to Zomba; which they deny receiving.
Conveniently their denials were received in
envelopes marked ‘Comics’.
Letter stamp-dated 10-23-1995, envelope postmarked 10-24-1995
Letter stamp-dated 11-27-1995, envelope postmarked 11-28-1995
This Letter Of Explanation was also Provided to the Courts
Note: Clearly explained
Each document listed as Exhibits
Both; The Revised
Complaint and the Letter of explanation
‘set forth in numbered, short, plain
statements that clearly
state my argument, basis for claim, legal theories,
documents listed as exhibits, provided jurisdiction and
judgment as required by Fed. Rules on Civil rules
of law. I presented all of these documents along with
copyrights to the
courts with copyrights.
See Previous blogs and websites http://7westpublishing.com/ for more.
Both; The Revised
Complaint and the Letter of explanation ‘set forth in numbered, short, plain
statements that clearly state my argument, basis for claim, legal theories,
supporting documents listed as exhibits, provided jurisdiction and demand for
judgment as required by Fed. Rules on Civil rules of law.
Follow the next Blog to see the other 14 pages of the entire Lawsuit; which includes explanation of other exhibits.
The Fix Was In…
request to assign counsel, 1st Request -June 24, 1996.
District court seal, dated Jun 24, 1996 at 10:45 am…AND
Note: On June
24, 1996, I provided court with 2nd/Revised Complaint (LISTED ABOVE) that was ‘set forth in
short, plain statements’ as required by law WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME -per courts order listed below.
Courts had already signed an order of dismissal ready and dated July 22, 1996 – (a month prior to Defendants Answer to Complaint dated August 7, 1996).
Court ignored my request in accordance
Federal Rules of Civil procedure, Rule 16 (a)(b)(c); Also under U.S.C., Title
15 28,19,49; Under 28 U.S.C, 1915(d) – Plaintiff request counsel be
assigned…preventing protraction due to lack of management.
Note: Case dismissed
prior to Zomba Response dated August 7, 1996
On July 22, 1996,
Courts dismissed my case I never had an opportunity to go before the judge and
be heard. I never had my day in court.
My revised complaint
complied completely with Fed. Rules of civil procedure but the courts ignored..
My amended complaint was clear and concise.
This is what I refer
to as the jedi-mind-trick…just wave your hands and say the words and it never
happened. I didn’t imagine bullet holes, family assaulted, friend shot up, etc..
With all that was mentioned, courts
ignored actual events of violence, denied that stress can attribute to and cause physical
Note: Case was dismissed July 22, 1996 but this was prior to Zomba Response dated August 7, 1996 – see Defendants response below. FIXED!
Does this sound like a Game to you?
I assure you that this is no game.
Here I am twenty plus years later…still fighting for scraps and being stripped of everything from housing to basic necessities for decades.
This was my Objection to Order of Dismissal
Note: This was 2nd copy of Request for counsel to be
assigned–submitted July 29, 1996 Judge Bernard A. Friedman-Courts dismissed my
case before Zomba could respond…
When you sign a publishing contract, it should be ‘a given’ and fully
understood that they would want to pursue royalties. Conveniently, they can use
this contract to basically take your work or even allow your works to be used
without pursuing your interest.
The kicker is, in the beginning they exaggerate their interest in
offering you an opportunity for recording artist deal while working you for
materials along with little up-front compensation but stated in their defense
that ‘I refused to pursue claims’. Pursue claims…with what?
I never had the chance to go before the Judge. He completely
disregarded my copyrights and ignored my request for counsel.
Ultimately, in spite of having copyrights being
secured by myself, copies of materials, copies of receipts for overnight
mailings, and other correspondences submitted to Zomba representatives; Zomba
stated in response regarding songs that were in question that it was unclear.
However; prior to filing suit against them I received a letter stating that
they were investigating my claims. In fact, Zomba denied receiving or having
any works in spite of my return receipts.