Shuffle Masters and Musical Chairs

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

bought

 

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.

 

Though

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

was

 

discontinued in October 2011, with their artists being moved 

 

to RCA Records.

 

AND

 

Ralph Simon

 

Simon co-founded the independent Zomba Group of music 

 

companies (now a

subsidiary of Sony Music

Entertainment)

 

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 

 

Media division.

 

On

May 20, 1996, I filed a lawsuit against BMI,

 

Zomba and Jive because of their

lack of

 

response to my request as to how BMG, MCA, 

 

EMI, WEA, Polygram and Jive

have released

 

songs which blatantly infringe upon my 

 

copyrights. I submitted these

lyrics and

 

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,

supporting

 

documents listed as exhibits, provided jurisdiction and 

 

demand for

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…

Courts denied

request to assign counsel, 1st Request -June 24,  1996.

 

Note: U.S.

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

ailments.

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.

 

 

 

 

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