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YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace 

E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: Friday, May 18, 2015


Many aspiring artist  are still sending in their demos and running to give their musical works away  hoping to make their dreams come true.
Although this may not happen to all who enter but let me be clear…this is what happens the majority of the time.
Basically, if you go near anyone associated with or in the music business…you should know that (without discussing anything with you and without any agreements) these men can tell the other reps that they own you and that they are supposed to get all of your royalties.
All of the fighting and violence that will and does occur behind the scenes is considered your fault; however, you are kept in the dark while others line up to do you harm. Incentives are offered for contributing to your hardships so that the truth ill die with you and the profiting can continue! 
If you are female and (especially, if you’re African American…no one will help you NO ONE).
 

Not the courts, not the system because all of those major entities control the millions of dollars derived from all works AND ‘THEY’ ensure that the violence touches many groups and cultures to prevent assistance and to induce public hatred toward you. 

There is no logical explanation as to how in 2015 men can simply take from women without consent or communication and this be acceptable…

Just like the cavemen, there does not have to be a relationship or communication.

You are blamed for all of the fighting and violence that will and does occur behind the scenes is considered your fault but you are kept in the dark. 

 
The men associated with or in the business (from the bottom to the top) know this so they enjoy robbing, raping and pillaging with impunity so therefore the last thing that they care about you or your well being in any way. The violence is then used to initiate some kind of process that is presented as some kind of protection (without your knowledge or consent). 
 
This alleged protection is only an another means for these entities to further victimize you and for them to profit from your ideas. It’s similar to some kind of Kleptocracy; which means, ‘under the rule of thieves!’
 
They treat the men like women too if they don’t fall in line or go along…

 

When the warring becomes excessive, you won’t be able to earn a living unless it it’s something illegal, disgusting and degrading (which further jeopardizes your well-being). 


You are blamed for all of the fighting and violence that will and does occur behind the scenes is considered your fault but you are kept in the dark.

 


The public works together out of hate or for revenge to justify the inhumanity because of  their losses even though you were the initial, intended victim. 
 
Most will run scared because of those in positions are corruptible or afraid because there are always monsters guarding the hundreds of millions of dollars involved.
 
Your college degree means nothing because they own the judicial system, the streets, your family, etc…Why attempt to blindly conduct business with this business without considering the tactics or methods used and reviewing actual proof? 

 

Most will let you learn on your own but you need to Learn what they don’t want you to know! 
 
Anything that you give to those producers or industry reps is just that…a gift because all of them are desperate and will do anything to get that money – YOUR MONEY! 
 
In the end you will be presented as simply a disgruntled artist when the truth is that nothing was ever discussed with you because the ‘system’ does not recognize the individual (especially, the female).

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter what group it is that you think that you belong to!

You are blamed for all of the fighting and violence that will and does occur behind the scenes is considered your fault but you will be kept in the dark.

 

Of course, in addition to being an unaligned African American female and conveniently the daughter of a man accused of killing a Detroit police officer, the system definitely refused to enforce any laws or stop any of the robbing, raping and pillaging on my behalf. 
 
Although many have protected themselves in every way (contracts, copyrights, legal representation, etc…), many
artist, writers and producers have been denied the opportunity to even pursue
their claims and are forced to fight everyone AND for their rights. 
 
I am not sharing my experience for sympathy but to let those aspiring artist, writers and producers that those rights that you are counting on having enforced are simply nonexistent when dealing with any multi-billion dollar industry known for not paying it’s people and a ‘system’ that allows it to operate with impunity.  
 
I want the rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the United State of America…that is to seek proper resolution without the mail-tampering, intimidation, violence and homelessness forced upon me. 

 

 

You can mess with them if you want to without studying the tactics and methods in any of the titles provided by SEVEN WEST PRODUCTIONS, LLC
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
 
That’s more help then I ever received from anyone…

You are blamed for all of the fighting and violence that will and does occur behind the scenes is considered your fault but you are kept in the dark while everything bad that can happen, does happen!

 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HUMAN DECENCY?

These titles are also in an eBook form available at:  


 
Invisible: Living in America without Rights!
 
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
 
That’s more help then I ever received from anyone…
 
 
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With all of the Puppet Masters – WHO WOULD YOU TO TURN TO?

E.O.A.A WEEKLY: Friday, November 28, 2014, Written by Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace

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WHO WOULD YOU TO TURN TO?

IN ADDITION TO OFFICIALS IGNORING BLATANT CRIMINAL ACTS,

I HAVE HAD TO FIGHT EVERYONE WHILE VIOLENCE CONTINUES 
I HAVE HAD TO LISTEN TO MY 40+ MUSICAL LYRICS AND MELODIES ON THE RADIO FOR DECADES WITHOUT RECEIVING ANY ROYALTIES! OFFICIALS ON ONE SIDE WHILE THESE ENTITIES ON THE OTHER…!
The only game being played in 
 

MUSIC BUSINESS: ‘Puppet 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    
 
Richard Blackstone
Dave Renzer

These were some of the same people who shortly after profiting, began transferring me back and forth over the phone (keeping me on speakerphone) while rejoicing, mocking and laughing about Zomba being Number 1.


Follow The Money!!!

 

        Paul Katz 
 
Paul Katz was C.C.’d on my Co-Publishing contract advance:





 

 


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’.

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 is not a matter of not having Copyrights!!!
This is not a matter of not seeking or having Legal Representation!!!
This is not an issue of signing away percentages because it was only
a Single 50/50 Co-Publishing Agreement with Zomba, a Major Music Publishing!
NO MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS OR CONTRACTS!
Not only did this Major Music publisher Neglect to Protect their own 
Writer but Failed to Pursue Interest in Copyright Infringements
associated to hundreds of millions of dollars…
Why do you think that a company that has a (50) Fifty Percent Interest in Musical Works would actually refuse to pursue claims which were supported by factual documentation, split-sheets,
certified mail receipts and certified, sealed copyrights?
Why is it while you attempt to pursue your claims and allegations, you are met with Violence, Harassment, Accusations and Coincidental Hardships? 

I may not have the money to advertise, promote and market like I need to but this is unacceptable! I don’t want to hear no words. There is no excuse for this mess to continue. I never plotted to hurt anyone and this should have been resolved decades ago. I am an unaligned female without connections but nobody should be able to deprive anyone of the rights and ability to receive or pursue proper resolution.

THIS ENTIRE PROCESS IS SHADY, UNETHICAL, EXTREMELY QUESTIONABLE AND ILLEGAL…

Nobody asked or explained  anything to me Before or After I began to be victimized;

privately or publicly! I never plotted to hurt anyone and this should have been resolved decades ago.

I, Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace am an unaligned female without connections but nobody should be able to deprive anyone of the rights and ability to receive or pursue proper resolution REGARDLESS OF SEX, RACE OR FAMILY BACKGROUND.

WHO WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO TURN TO?

There are always tragic incidents that are seemingly close to times where I have felt pressure to ‘stop,’  ‘let go’ or received strong messages to just stop pursuing my plight for justice. It is if others are being hurt in an effort to persuade others to help harm me and my family. Of course bad things happen but there are an increasing amount of coincidences.
There is another instance where it was as if there may have been some interest in finally resolving this nightmare or people were doing the same things that have been done for decades; wherein, numbers are referenced but they are soon followed by violence or jokes and mocking.
In order for you to see it for what it actually is, you must consider the facts presented.
Considering all of the important and well connected individuals involved in assisting with these atrocities for financial gain, am I supposed to run to any one of these people listed for help. If they are in a position to assist, maybe they should have acted BEFORE the raping of women and children, pillaging, cover-ups, corruption, robbing and murders.

Background

My father, Robert Heard allegedly killed a Detroit Police Office, Stanley Rapaski and Cass Czerwinski. I can’t help but wonder if Czerwinski is related to Democratic Representative Joseph C. Czerwinski.
Although my in-laws were directly related to the chief of police of Detroit, I never put it together that maybe this was questionable being that my estranged father was serving a life sentence.
I was raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Kingdom Hall out of Brooklyn, NY) so I was already raised isolated and separate from others. I wrote to music track initially provide by Jake Salazar and Lee Marcus. Lee Marcus brother was a MI police officer. My in-laws relocated for a period in GA.
The police departments spanning from GA were acting under color of law when they willfully executed a false report to secure a warrant. This illegally obtained warrant has been used to take housing and was used as means to hinder employment and take jobs.
MI – Judge Bernard Friedman, ignored severity of obstruction of justice, murders, rapes, corruption. This judge literally blamed actual violent events as if it was just a side effect from a cystectomy and as if it was not even happening. The search warrant says different.
GA – Judge William Duffey, (judges switched after Request for summary judgement entered by plaintiff. Judge ignored clerk’s misconduct.
F.B.I. Local Offices contacted but ignored severity of obstruction of justice, murders, rapes, intimidation, civil rights violated, corruption that has been allowed to continue for decades.
D.O.J. contacted multiple times throughout the entire 2-3 decades of major violations but ignored.
Officials across state lines are supporting this modern day enslavement by willfully and deliberately ignoring multiple severe criminal acts and have committed acts themselves.
My mother raised us as Jehovah’s Witnesses (located out of Brooklyn, NY).
My father, Robert Heard was sentence to a Life sentence for allegedly killing a police officer.
My best friend’s father was a police officer by the name.
My then husband was related to then Chief of Police, Benny Napoleon.
I’m sure that these officials have presented all kinds of reasons to justify violations but never once has anyone even approached me or said anything and when I approached any of these agencies (including, the DOJ who represents the government) or any police agencies (FBI, etc.)…no one acknowledges valid claims.
Due to major officials (judges, police entities, etc…) and other parties involvement…civil rights violations, use of violence and repeated instances where obstruction of justice, the statute of limitations are not applicable are being ignored and implemented in an attempt to cover atrocities for decades.
I am not sure if you can help because my allegations are against major entities. I am going to the F.B.I. tomorrow but I thought that I would reach out once more for some kind of legal advice.
Due to major officials (judges, police entities, etc…) and other parties involvement…civil rights violations, use of violence and repeated instances where obstruction of justice, the statute of limitations are not applicable are being ignored and implemented in an attempt to cover atrocities for decades.
This case involves multiple major entities and some ‘acting under color of law.’
For decades and repeatedly, I have been placed in situations where it is implied that this heinous situation will be addressed but it never comes. Only continued mail tampering, email interruption, misrepresentation and blocks that are keeping me subjected, alienated and uninformed, these crimes and violations of my privacy continues.
I still have not heard from the human rights committee… not even a confirmation email.
I NEVER GAVE PERMISSION FOR THIS BECAUSE I WAS
NEVER ASKED! 
As
a teenager, I began a telephone relationship with Jay Sloane, a DJ at a local
radio station.
I
signed a recording deal with a Sanchez as a part of a female group (never
developed into anything).
As
a young adult (prior to marriage), I also had unpleasant, embarrassing sexual
contact with the guys who were with the female rapper, Roxanne/Roxanne or was
it The Real Roxanne out of NY.
Initially,
these were the only times where I had any contact with music industry personnel
prior to meeting with Jake Salazar and Lee Marcus.
I
wrote my first lyrics to tracks provided by them of which one was placed on
major television sitcom. Lee Marcus family was definitely associated with the
Detroit Police through his brother per him. Neither; Lee Marcus or Jake Salazar
offered any contract but just wanted lyrics written to music tracks.
Jake Salazar and Lee Marcus never offered contract and disappeared for some time.
This event was followed by the droves of local production teams coming under the
pretense of good will while working together to deceive – as mentioned in Music
Business: It’s a Dirty Game!
Out of the many groups that I worked with, the Larry Hatcher, Larry ‘Roc’ Campbell
issue developed being that I was not signed to either. Larry Hatcher was
introduced through my husband’s family. I would have to assume that he was
initially associated with them but why would he want me to leave Detroit and
move to California unless he was trying to switch teams for whatever reasons.
That was a desperate move to lift my legs up and do me that way but combined
with my family’s response… it worked because I was tore up and almost went.
Local entities began to speak negative about Larry Hatcher being no good and dangerous.
On January 31, 1995, I was home in my kitchen cooking dinner and there was a knock
at the door. The officer held up a search warrant in connection to a double
homicide.
There was a double homicide at 15721 Telegraph on January 21, 1995. Left at the Scene
was a white canvas bag containing one full metal jacketed 9mm round. This round
watched 4 shell casings found by the bodies of the deceased. Attached to the
canvas bag was a TWA baggage tag for flight 355 Nov.11, 1994 and a Computer
read out for passenger T. Lovelace.
Per search, warrant served on January 31, 1995 – Affiant contacted Trans World
Airlines and learned that a Tiwanda Lovelace and a Curtis Lovelace had departed
Kennedy Airport in New York on flight 355 and arrived At Metro Airport Detroit
on November 11, 1994. Apparently, some jackass took my luggage tag from my trip
to NY and left it at the crime scene.
While in New York in November 1994, my home was shot up with my children inside.
Notice of Betrayal Letter sent to Zomba/Jive regarding dated February 23, 1995 Letter I sent to Zomba regarding blatant betrayal from their staff after Kymberlee Thornton expressed sudden disapproval of works which was in
opposition to previous expressed satisfaction.
The Search Warrant advised that I had been under surveillance. I was released immediately.
I’ve had files removed and received threats since 03/95.
Shortly afterward, I kept hearing about a story of someone hurting people by burning their toes, so I don’t know if they are threatening me again or what. I was being blamed again for some actions of others. If I am kept in the dark, how am I supposed to know what is going on. Unfortunately, I have to wait till the public lashes out at me in secret and then try to determine if they are just painting a picture to intimidate. 
‘I heard the people on the radio talking about the toes and I lashed out in anger
at them threatening me or trying to instill me with fear. All I know is that I
hated listening to the radio – assholes.’ ‘They use their powers for bad.
August 1995 Journal entry:
‘Leap of faith, leap on these with that bullshit! So I guess this means that I am
still wounded pretty badly.’
While situations are presented to some of the public one way, while at every turn behind the scenes is the constant harassment, intimidations and threats. It is true that one must be able to overcome and handle duress in order to become successful but when your stress becomes supernatural and your hardships are deliberately unbearable.
Then they were still playing that game where they would pretend to be getting ready to
fix this mess and give me my rights to privacy along with the Dangling Carrot –
The Deal. Followed by releasing the public on me to mock and attack. In
addition to everything that was going on…
October 24,
1995 Envelope from Zomba:
The envelopes with the words ‘comics’ began…
Another example of how haters can misrepresent situations…
Amidst all the drama, on August 15, 1996 my oldest child was outside playing outside
in front of the house when one of my hate-filled neighbor’s children chased him
into the street.
Conveniently, he was struck by a vehicle and thrown into the air to land on the concrete.
What made this different from any accidental automobile collision was the
drivers’ response. Sharon Deasfernandez, the driver got out of her car with
this cold, angry expression on her face.
I’m not a racist but Detroit is predominantly African American city so I thought it was odd that she was of Hispanic decent being that I never really knew that I had crossed paths with anyone except Jake Salazar.
Was there an issue behind the scenes between Jake Salazar and Lee Marcus that was escalating?
Had my signing with Zomba interfered with others plans? Why pretend not to have my
lyrics and melodies after we discussed each work?
Was the double homicide supposed to be used to send me away while the others profited?
I had heard that their intentions were to avenge or retaliate against me for allegedly lying on Powell and others, (one of their big figures in their community in Detroit).
I assure you that I kept written records, time stamped journals and signed paperwork regarding what happened to me. Simply having more family, friends and supporters does not make your or your people’s actions justifiable.
[6] Jake Salazar was a co-founder of the Tempo Music Group. A coalition of independent record companies owned by veteran industry professionals and celebrities such as Anita Baker/Michael Powell, Sylvia Moy, Martha
Reeves, Isaiah Thomas, Thomas Hearns, John Salley, Lee Marcus, and Leonard Jones among
other prominent business colleagues.
Jake has been a consultant to over forty record labels and for many of the industries’ major artists and manages the careers of a chosen few. Jake has been a consultant to over forty record labels and for many of the industries’
major artists and manages the careers of a chosen few.
Hip-Hop/Rap artist Baby Blue, A.K.A. Big Nic on Big Money Records produced by Jake’s son, Jake
“Chacho” Salazar, III. All distributed through an arrangement with Universal. 
 
Prior administrative obligations were for Grammy Winner Little Joe/Polygram Records, Grammy Winner Cesar Rosas/Los Lobos/Warner Bros. Records, Platinum artist Tierra/MCA Records and DeLeon Music Publishing/Peer Publishing.

WHO WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO TURN TO?

Each of these individuals assisted directly or indirectly in the deprivation of rights,through or by either inaction or actions (up to and including acts listed; intimidation, violation of civil rights, corruption, encouraged public persecution, the raping of women and children. Because of their acts, inaction or misrepresentation of events or refusal to follow or uphold the law!

The SHORT LIST

  1. Richard Blackstone
  2. Dave Renzer
  3. Kymberlee Thornton
  4. Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission
  5. Whichever officials that keep interfering with mail & email delivery
  6. Michael Powell and his associates who assisted
  7. Jake Salazar
  8. Lee Marcus
  9. Art & Rhythm’s – Larry Roc Campbell, Zomba’s AnR
  10. Paul D. Allen 
  11. Larry Hatcher
  12. David McPhearson
  13. Howard Hertz, Attorney
  14. Alexander Kuhne, Attorney
  15. Jerome Barney, Attorney
  16. Judge Bernard Friedman
  17. Judge William Duffey

Governmental, Local Agencies and Groups ALSO contacted

It is not important to me the ‘who’ however, it is very important to explain that I have made every effort to try to correct this injustice. Understanding the complexity of this world and its court system, I reached out to many for assistance by providing supporting documentation and requested intervention from the beginning.

See list below:

Lovelace vs. Zomba

List of Attorneys, Organizations, and Agencies

DHL airway                Recipient Info. / Delivery date and signature of agent Bill no.

772707017012            Karen Bragg/ Ticket Master /c/o Goldstein,

                                    3701 Wilshire, 7th Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010

                                    Delivered – 03/06/1996, at 11:37 am, signed by Decker

77277017001              Attorney General, Dept. of Law, Consumer Fraud

                                    120 Broadway, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10271

                                    Delivered – 03/08/1996, at 10:55 am, signed by Williams

7930401651                Volunteer Lawyers of the Arts/ Robert Libcke,

                                    1212 Griswold, Detroit MI 48226

                                    Delivery – 03/11/1996, 11:23 am, signed by Matthews

77277017701              Freeman Hawkins / Roger Goode, 4000 Sun Trust Plaza,

                                    303 Peachtree St., Atlanta GA 30308

                                    Delivered – 03/13/1996, at 10:59 am, signed by Johnson

8142801144                The Honorable Judge Linda Warren-Hunter,

                                  565 N. McDonna St., Decatur, GA. 30032

                                  Delivery- 03/18/1996, at 12:57pm, signed by Vortice

8184537104                Attorney Grievance Commission / Philip Thomas / A. Kuhne

                                    Suite 256, Marquette Bldg., 243 West Congress Detroit MI 48226-3259

                                    Delivery-03/26/1996, at 10:57am, signed by Buchanan

8184537093                Attorney Grievance Commission / W. Neeley / J. Barney

                                    Suite 256, Marquette Bldg., 243 West Congress Detroit MI 48226-3259

                                    Delivered-03/26/1996, at 10:57am, signed by Buchanan

8184969726                Attorney Grievance Commission / W. Neeley / J. Barney

                                    Suite 256, Marquette Bldg., 243 West Congress Detroit MI 48226-3259

                                    Delivered-03/29/1996, at 10:22am, signed by Buchanan

 

Lovelace vs. Zomba

List of Attorneys, Organizations, and Agencies (cont.)

DHL airway                Recipient Info. / Delivery date and signature of agent Bill no.

8184969962                Business Volunteers of the Arts, Robert Libcke

                                    1212 Griswold, Detroit MI 48226

                                    Delivered – 03/29/1996, at 9:47am, signed by Matthews

8184969951                Better Business Bureau, 257 Park Ave., South New York NY 10010

                                 Delivered-04/02/1996, at 10:15am, signed by Ojeda

8184969741                Attorney Grievance Commission / Howard Hertz

                                    Suite 256, Marquette Bldg., 243 West Congress Detroit MI 48226

                                    Delivered-04/04/1996, at 10:47am, signed by Buchanan

9271866590                Ken Burrows, 425 Park Ave., 26 Floor New York NY 10022

                                    Delivered-02/19/1996, at 8:56am, signed by E. Addy

9271866586                Don Wilson, 4929 Wilshire Blvd., #1010 Los Angeles, CA 90010

                                    Delivery-02/20/1996, at 9:26am, signed by S. Girad

                        5219002596 – Don Wilson returned package 03/11/1996

8865881905                Karen Bragg c/o Goldstein, 3701 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Fl.

                                 Los Angeles, CA 90010

                                 Delivered – 02/22/1996, at 10:09am, signed by K. Eubanks

8865881883                Zomba / Deborah Keegan, 137-139 West 25th St. New York NY 10001

                                    Delivered- 02/22/1996, at 11:08am, signed by W. Corian

8865881894                Attorney Grievance Commission, Suite 256, Marquette Bldg.,

                                 243 West Congress, Detroit MI 48226

                                 Delivery-02/26/1996, at 9:56, signed by D. Smith

8681158172                Federal Trade Commission, Division of Marketing, Rm. 238

                                    6th St & Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington D.C. 20580

                                    Delivery-03/04/1996, at 2:39pm, signed by I. Hudgins

                 9736039725 – Federal Trade Commission / Delores Johnson,

                                      Package returned 03/13/1996

9649642623                The Honorable Janet Reno, Department of Justice,

                                    Tenth & Constitution Ave., N.W., Rm. 4400 Washington D.C. 20530

                                    Delivered-03/13/1996, at 12:46pm, signed by B. Breitspr

9291390780                Prosecutors Office, 1441 St. Antoine Ste. 1200, Detroit MI 48228

                                    Delivery-03/26/1996, at 11:46am, signed by S. Johnson

814280                                                            Attorney Grievance Commission / J. Barney, Suite 256, Marquette 243 West Congress, Detroit MI 48226

                                    Delivered-04/09/1996, at 10:19am, signed by Buchanan

8142801166                Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division, Jacob K. Javitts Federal Bldg.,

                                    26 Federal Plaza, Rm. 3630, New York NY 10278

                                    Delivered-04/09/1996, at 10:03am, signed by O’Donnell

8142801155                Better Business Bureau-New York / Mediation Division,

                                    257 Park Ave., S., New York NY 10010

                                    Delivered-04/09/1996, at 9:01am, signed by Ojeda

8184537082                Freeman, Hawkins / Roger Goode, 4000 Sun Trust Plaza

                                    303 Peachtree St., Atlanta GA. 30308

                                    Delivered-04/15/1996, at 10:36am, signed by Johnson

8184969796                Butzel Long / Michael Poterala,

                         150 West Jefferson, Suite 900, Detroit MI 48226

                         Delivered-04/23/1996, at 10:46am, signed by Burks

 

**This is one long list that consist of very prominent attorney’s, groups and organizations. **

I can understand why it is so important for this information to remain hidden. If this was to be released, it would reflect poorly on each entity. It is probably because these are the same entities that are supposed to uphold and protect the rights of the people; yet, they were unwilling to enforce the laws.

Possibly Jay Sloane has some involvement due to past association.

Las Vegas F.B.I., D.O.J., U.S. Postmaster, and more were contacted with supporting documents but ignored the blatant violations of rights.

Some of these individuals were associated with or represented other groups who attempted to use these atrocities  for their own purposes and/or monetary gain. These groups are known for supporting the degradation of women.

 

WHY IS IT THAT ALL OF THE MEN INVOLVED ARE ALLOWED TO PROFIT AND LIVE UNSCATHED AFTER THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO WHAT HAS LED TO CONTINUED VIOLATIONS?

Don’t hide behind your money, positions and friends! Be the men that you were when you made the decisions to place blame, steal, ignore, etc…

Why hide? Go ahead and let everyone see you help hold down individuals while you and the public screws them out of their dignity, rob them of their rights, etc… I would like to hear what reasons it is that you provide your family to explain your actions.

But I have to tell my loved ones to be careful and don’t send that child to public school because ‘my public’ harasses me with homeless jokes, rape jokes, etc…

AM I SUPPOSED TO RUN TO ANY ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS AFTER THEY HAVE PROFITED FROM THESE ATROCITIES OR WORSE PLACING BLAME FOR THEIR LOSSES?

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Zomba Group of Companies

Zomba Label Group
Zomba Group of Companies logo.jpg
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1975[1][2]
Founder Clive CalderRalph Simon
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Sony Music Entertainment
Genre Various
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, EnglandNew York, NYNashville, TN
Official website Zomba Label Group.com
The Zomba Group of Companies (sometimes referred to as Zomba Music Group or just Zomba Group)[3] was a music group and division which was owned by and operated under Sony Music Entertainment. The division was renamed to Jive Label Group in 2009[4] and was placed under the RCA/Jive Label Group umbrella. In 2011, the RCA/Jive Label Group was split in half. Multiple Jive Label Group artists were moved to Epic Records while others stayed with Jive as it moved under the RCA Music Group. In October 2011 Jive Records was shut down and their artists were moved to RCA Records.[5]
Founded independently in the mid-seventies by Clive Calder and Ralph Simon, the group has had interests in music release, distribution, production, publishing, equipment rental, recording studios, and artist management. Though the financial structure and annual revenue of Zomba during the company’s independent period was probably only known to CEO Clive Calder (the company was registered privately offshore in the Dutch Antilles[1]), Zomba was widely regarded as the most successful of the independent music companies.
The group is probably best known for its role in developing some of the most popular forms of music, such as hip-hop in the 1980s, and the teen pop/boy band phenomenon in the late 1990s through their first record label Jive, though they have also had substantial activities in both the Christian and gospel music field. Calder and Simon both served as CEOs until 1990 when Calder bought out Simon’s share and ran the company himself until 2002. In 2002, BMG purchased the company and subsequently restructured the labels under the umbrella company Zomba Label Group, which was the most public face of the company. The label group served as a parent for many different labels including Jive, SilvertoneVolcano and LaFace.

History[edit]

South African Roots: Calder, Simon and Lange[edit]

In late 1971, Clive Calder and Ralph Simon began their two-decade partnership in forming businesses in record production and promotion, music publishing, artist management and concert promotion in South Africa.[1] Because of the market in South Africa, there was a need to branch out into various aspects of the business, instead of just focusing on one aspect of the industry. “You couldn’t do just one thing. It was too small,” explained David Gresham, CEO of David Gresham Record Company. “This is not a country where you have a million-seller. A No. 1 record is a 10,000 unit seller. That only pays the rent for a month or two.”[6] While almost mandatory in South Africa, this early style of music company would be adapted to other markets throughout the companies history, and would become a staple of Calder’s managing legacy.

Early companies formed by Calder and Simon were Sagittarius Management and Clive Calder Productions (CCP).[1] CCP was distributed by EMI Records South Africa who purchased the company in 1972. Although Calder has no stake in it now, it still exists as a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI, specializing in the recording, development and marketing of domestic artists. Calder’s relationship with EMI began when he had been an A&R Manager at EMI South Africa for eighteen months. There he had signed some big groups for the time such as Freedom’s Children and the Otis Waygood Blues Band.[6] During this time, Calder was also a bassist in a few bands. He formed the Four Dukes and the In Crowd with EMI artist Peter Vee, whom he also produced. Calder eventually paired Lee with a young producer named Mutt Lange, who began producing songs for Calder at CCP, including the local hit “Sunday Monday Tuesday” by Jessica Jones.[1]

Zomba in London[edit]

The trio of Calder, Simon and Lange decided in 1974 that they had to get out of South Africa. “We were politically very much opposed to the old apartheid regime” says Simon. They pooled together what little money they had and moved to London.[7] Having landed right in the middle of the British punk rock movement, they felt their experience would not be best utilized in marketing and promotion in such a different context. Instead, they opted to create a publishing company and Zomba Corporation was officially registered in Switzerland in 1975, operating out of Calder’s bedroom space in London.[1][2] The name “Zomba” referred to the capital of African country Malawi (Lilongwe superseded Zomba as Malawi’s capital in 1974).[8]

Next, Calder and Simon began looking for songwriters. The first was Henri Belolo, the French producer who helped create the Village People. Zomba became the disco group’s British publisher. Though the band had been turned down by a few UK labels, Calder and Simon thought they could retain the most control of Zomba if they stayed in the publishing and management business, allowing other labels to release their artists’ music.[7] Meanwhile, Lange was building a name for himself as a producer, with albums by theBoomtown Rats, Graham Parker and eventually AC/DC’s 1979 Highway to Hell, his breakthrough album.[9] This led to Lange becoming one of the world’s leading hard-rock producers, later adding Def Leppard, Foreigner and Bryan Adams to his resume. For Zomba, this meant increased exposure and credibility leading to many new producer and songwriter management deals. Additionally, artists would sign publishing deals, giving their publishing company a constantly burgeoning collection.[7]

In early 1978, Zomba opened offices in New York City and began looking for more artists and songwriters.[10] Clive Davis was one of the first to contact the group, who used his recently formed Arista Records to distribute Zomba artists. The first major signing was Billy Ocean.[7] Over the next few years, Zomba’s songwriters hit it big and the publishing profits kicked in, marking the beginning of the company’s first major expansion into record labels. Though Davis wanted Calder to head his West Coast A&R operations, Calder had a different plans altogether, and instead presented Jive Records to Davis.

Jive: taking a chance with rap[edit]

Arista had been having trouble pushing rock acts in the US, and Clive Davis had hoped that with Zomba’s Mutt Lange connection, Jive would fill that role. However, Calder had other ideas. In 1981, Jive began operations by releasing British dance and pop music such as Q-Feel, A Flock of Seagulls and Tight Fit. By 1982, Calder was introduced to a young fresh college graduate named Barry Weiss who, for his job interview with Zomba, took Calder out to hip-hop and black clubs all over New York City. Calder was immediately impressed with the man and had him scanning sales data all over the country searching for unknown acts on small labels selling large numbers. Calder got one of his songwriters Thomas Dolby to create a catchy hook for a local DJ Mr. Magic to rap over. Mr. Magic had to cancel at the last minute, but fortunately he knew another rapper, Jalil Hutchins. Weiss’s stress level shot up when Hutchins came to the session with another unknown rapper named Ecstasy and no rhymes. After two days, the group created and recorded “Magic’s Wand” which turned into a hit single. Weiss named the group Houdini, but Calder changed it to Whodini. Calder flew the group to London to record an album, then to Germany to record with producer Konrad “Conny” Plank of Devo and Ultravox fame. While the group would eventually leave Jive after a few albums, the early success resulted in Jive becoming a label with a focus on hip-hop artists throughout eighties. At a time when the record establishment wouldn’t touch “ghetto” music like rap, a white South African successfully marketed some of the edgiest black music.[9]

After Whodini, Jive began signing other rap artists into the later half of the decade. Boogie Down Productions was signed on the strength of their first record Criminal Minded, and their Jive debut By All Means Necessary was released in 1988.[11] Young West Coast rapper Too Short was picked up by Jive after his independently released Born to Mack sold over 50,000 copies. Jive gave the album national distribution which led to gold status, and then quickly issued his follow up Life Is…Too Short which achieved platinum status.[12]Meanwhile, Jive signed DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in 1986 and released their debut Rock the House. The duo was a great success for Jive, helping make rap more accessible.

Jive continued supporting rap artists into the nineties. Most of the aforementioned groups continued on Jive into the next decade. KRS-One, the primary force behind Boogie Down Productions, released a string solo albums with Jive beginning with Return of the Boom Bap in 1993.[13] In 1991, Jive signed R&B artist R. Kelly who, along with his backing band Public Announcement, released their debut Born into the 90’s in early 1992. R. Kelly’s began his solo career with 12 Play in 1993 and continues to release with Jive today.[14] A Tribe Called Quest was signed by Jive in 1989 following a successful independently released single “Description of a Fool.” Their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was released by Jive in 1990 and framed the group as one of the most intelligent rap groups.[15] Many other rap and R&B artists were signed throughout the eighties and nineties before the teen-pop explosion in the later half of the decade.

Expansion[edit]

By 1990, Zomba was worth $225 million with over fifty companies. Contrary to most other record businesses at the time, Zomba spared no time with frills. “The Jive offices were crummy, cardboard desks. They just really did everything on the cheap”, says attorney Gary Stiffelman. The company began to attract more major label attention when EMI attempted to buy the company, but was ultimately turned down.[7][8] This period also saw Ralph Simon leaving Zomba at the start of the decade. Through an unspecified “ethical disagreement”, Calder and Simon ended their relationship of over two decades.[7] Calder bought out Simon’s half of the company and subsequently gained full control of the company.[1] In late 1991, BMG furthered its relationship with Zomba buy purchasing a 25% stake in their music publishing business, allowing them to sub-publish Zomba compositions in foreign markets.[1] BMG continued with a 20% purchase of Zomba’s records division in 1996.[16]

Building on the successes of the Jive label, Zomba began expanding its reach by purchasing and creating new labels, and by creating new divisions that helped expose more people to Zomba artists and services. In 1988, Andrew Lauder formed the UK-based Silvertone Records under the Zomba Group. While Jive focused on hip hop, Silvertone focused on more rock-oriented music. The label’s roster was initially bolstered by The Stone Roses, but quickly expanded to include blues, acoustic, and roots music.

[1] Other artists featured early on Silvertone include John Lee Hooker, J.J. Cale and The Men They Couldn’t Hang. This period also saw one of the few times that Zomba attempted cracking the classical music market. In 1992, Zomba purchased UK classical music group Conifer Classics with the aide of the group’s head Alison Wenham. Though the deal seemed to be solid, Zomba sold the company to BMG in 1995.[1] Classical music activities have remained minimal[clarification needed] within the company since then. Building on existing publishing deals, Zomba briefly co-owned the UK label Sanctuary Records. While the co-ownership only lasted between 1989 and 1991, the two companies continued dealing together in other avenues, including a publishing deal with Sanctuary artists Iron Maiden.[1] In 1998, Zomba purchased a 50% stake in the troubled label Volcano Entertainment (called Freeworld at the time). The label had been under financial pressure due to various reasons, including a lawsuit from flagship artist Tool. The purchase was shared with management firm Q-Prime, though shortly after they sold their half to Zomba, making Volcano a wholly owned subsidiary. The first action was to settle the lawsuit with Tool, who would go on to become another Zomba success throughout the 2000s, representing the broad stylistic reach of artists under the Zomba Group.In 1993, Zomba created Zomba! Music Services in order to facilitate publishing rights for those in the film and television industry.[8] The division would act as a channel through which clients could acquire products and services from any company within Zomba. Songs published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd., or released on any of the Zomba labels, or specialty recordings owned by the division itself, could be sourced for inclusion on film soundtracks, television shows or commercials.[1][17] This move gave Zomba profits by providing an accessible method of accessing the company’s vast publishing catalogue.The year 1994 saw the first of many of Zomba’s successful forays into the Christian music scene with the purchase of the Brentwood Music Group.[1][18] Brentwood was an established company consisting of an extensive Christian distribution network, several labels, and one of the largest music publishing divisions in printed choral music in the U.S.[19] Expanding on the Brentwood purchase, Zomba purchased the Christian label group Reunion Records from BMG in October 1996.[1][20] In 1997, Zomba purchased yet another Christian music affiliated company, the Benson Music Group, from Music Entertainment Group.[21][22] Benson became Zomba’s third label to focus on Christian music following Brentwood Music and Reunion Records. An important asset of the Brentwood acquisition was the publishing arm, originally founded in 1902, that included 46,000 copyrights from artists such as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson.

In reaction to the surge in Christian-oriented labels gathered over so few years, Zomba created the Provident Music Group in June 1997.

 

The Nashville-based group was led by Jim Van Hook and was essentially a continuation of the Brentwood group and an amalgamation of the other Christian-oriented labels. The group consisted of the Benson, Brentwood and Reunion groups, as well as the Brentwood/Benson Publishing Group and newly formed Provident Music Distribution arms.[23] This new group allowed the three main sublabels to have unified resources and distribution while still retaining their unique personalities in the market.In 1996, Zomba acquired the Windsong Holdings which gave them control of many new companies including Windsong International, Pinnacle Entertainment and Music For Nations.[24] It also gave them control of the established music company Rough Trade (80% of Rough Trade Records Germany/Switzerland/Austria (GSA) and 100% of Rough Trade Benelux). Rough Trade was primarily known as a distributor, but it also ran many electronic labels based in Germany. In July 1999, Rough Trade GSA was renamedZomba Records GmbH, while the Benelux operation (which only had distribution at the time) was absorbed into Zomba Distribution. The Rough Trade name remained as an imprint of Zomba Records GmbH, but was largely abandoned by Zomba.With the successful integration of Rough Trade into its operations in the GSA region and Benelux and to expand on recent teen pop successes, Zomba created a London-based international label group, Zomba International Records Group.[25] Directed by Stuart Watson, the new organization allowed each new local territory to freely sign and develop acts on its own.[26] If those artists could create a strong regional profile, it would be possible to “export” them to Zomba International for broader exposure.[27][28] Simultaneously, it allowed Zomba artists increased international exposure. The expansion was largely unhampered, save for some legal issues with the Australian branch. Australian record company Festival Mushroom Group lost at least a dozen employees to Zomba in early 1999, and placed an injunction that stopped them from soliciting Mushroom employees, and accused former employee Scott Murphy of trying to bolster Zomba’s presence while still working for Mushroom.[29] However, the issue was resolved fairly amicably and ended with a distribution deal with BFM Distribution (a joint venture of Festival Mushroom Group and BMG).[30]

As the record industry began evolving due to the widespread use of the Internet, and the increasing ease with which artists can record at home, Zomba made moves that illustrated their desire to change with the times. In 2000, they joined the growing list of record companies that made some music available via digital download with online distribution company Amplified Entertainment.[31]

 
In 2002, Zomba joined majors EMI, Universal and BMG, with approving some of their Jive catalog for release on the new DataPlay media. Though the media was largely unsuccessful, the move illustrated Zomba’s competitiveness with the major labels in the growing digital world.[32] However, a negative outcome of the changing times was the closing of some of Zomba’s Battery Studios and Dreamline equipment rental businesses towards the end of 2001.[33]
Teen Pop explosion[edit]
Around 1993, Clive Calder began his uneasy relationship with Lou Pearlman. Pearlman had put together a new group, Backstreet Boys, which was languishing on Mercurywithout any hits.
 
He presented the group to Calder along with David McPherson. Though initially uninterested due to the dominance of grunge and alternative rock, Calder thought that the group could help expand his operations overseas.[7] Zomba bought out the boys contract for $35,000 and moved the group over to Zomba imprint Jive

Calder immediately sent the group to Sweden and matched them with a group of producers recently found by Zomba scouts: Dag Volle and Martin Sandberg. In mid-1995, the band recorded their three songs including their first single at Cheiron Studios in Stockholm. Next Calder matched them with an old friend, Stuart Watson, who ran SWAT Enterprises, a company specializing in promotion in Asia. The group went to Asia began touring relentlessly and released their first album which sold one million copies in three weeks. In 1997, when Calder thought the grunge phenomenon had sufficiently passed, he took the group back over to the United States where their North American debut ended up selling upwards of 14 million copies, creating the first in a run of many hits that Zomba and the Backstreet Boys would enjoy together.[7]While Pearlman and Watson were breaking the Backstreet Boys overseas, Jive A&R man Steve Lunt was busy in the US seeking a female star, and was greeted with fifteen-year old Britney Spears. Initially horrified by Spears karaoke demo of a Toni Braxton song sung in the wrong register, Lunt was intrigued by a brief moment at the end where he heard the “kind of soul she had.”[7] As was the virtually the standard at Zomba, Lunt took Spears to in-house songwriter and producer Eric Foster White in the company’s publishing division, and the two recorded “You Got It All.” Like the Backstreet Boys, Spears was hooked up with Cheiron producer Max Martin. Within thirty days of letting a music director atStar 100.7 in San Diego hear “…Baby One More Time,” the song was number one on the charts.In 1999 Zomba was involved in a “boy band controversy” when trying to sign another group that Pearlman had put together himself, *NSYNC.[34] *NSYNC had recently left RCA due to allegations that Pearlman had taken approximately 50% of their profits and not the one-sixth that he had agreed to.[35] Seeing the group as a “free-agent,” Jive quickly signed them and prepared to release their next album. On 12 October, Pearlman’s company Trans Continental, in conjunction with RCA owner BMG Entertainment and BMG Ariola Munich sued Jive Records, Clive Calder, and the members of *NSYNC for $150 million citing, among other things, breach of contract.[36] Pearlman sought an injunction against the release of the band’s new album and that the recordings be given to him, but it was denied in court.[35] As a response to the suit, and in reference to treatment by Trans Continental, *NSYNC released a statement citing the company’s poor conduct as “the most glaring, overt, and callous example of artist exploitation that the music industry has seen in a long time.”[37] The lawsuit was settled on 23 December with undisclosed terms, but left Jive free to release future *NSYNC albums.[38][39]

The lawsuit, which Rolling Stone called “the music industry’s nastiest legal skirmishes in years,” was problematic for Zomba for two main reasons.[39] First, having heard that ‘N Sync was signed to Jive, the Backstreet Boys did not want to be a part of the label anymore. Second, the lawsuit temporarily strained Zomba’s relationship with BMG, whose distribution deal with Zomba was coming to a close. Jive initially announced that they would not renew their deal with BMG, but reconsidered following the lawsuit with BMG and Trans Continental. The distribution deal may have been a determining factor in the outcome of the lawsuit, since distributed Zomba product accounted for 5.5% of BMG’s US market share, and company CEO Strauss Zelnick was under pressure not to lose that.[38] They also signed a new deal with the Backstreet Boys that gave the band a 20% royalty rate.[40]

From BMG to Sony, and recent activities[edit]

BMG had owned 25% of Zomba’s publishing business since 1991 and 20% of its recording business since 1996.[41][42] As part of BMG’s 1996 agreement with Zomba, the music giant was required to follow through on a put option and buy the remaining shares it did not already own before 31 December 2002.[43][44] In June 2002, Clive Calder decided to exercise the put option.[45] Effective 26 November 2002, BMG Entertainment concluded its deal with Zomba for the purchase of the company’s entire assets.[46] While Calder had originally requested $3.2 billion for his shares in Zomba, valuation of the label’s assets varied from $1.6 billion to $2.4 billion.[44] Following the purchase negotiations, a price of $2.74 billion was agreed upon, the biggest purchase of an independent at the time. Zomba’s sale had been the latest in a series of independent label sellouts including Island Records and Geffen Records (both sold to Universal for $300 million and $550 million respectively), and Virgin (sold for $950 million to EMI). The $2.74 billion paid for the Zomba Group was more than was paid for the purchase of many others labels including Island, Geffen, Virgin, A&M, Motown, Chrysalis, and Def Jam, combined.

Initially, BMG took its time in integrating Zomba with the rest of its labels, hoping that the former independent would lift BMGs worldwide rank from fifth to fourth-largest record company.[47] Calder resigned his position as CEO immediately after the purchase, but stayed on in an advisory position for about another year.[41] In mid-2003, BMG began its worldwide integration of Zomba cutting hundreds of jobs through the consolidation of regional operations.[48] While many of the key managers stayed, and the large offices in the US and the UK remained operational, all of the other regional offices were assimilated into BMG. In addition to the regional mergers, the Zomba and BMG publishing companies were integrated. The US and UK offices remained as stand-alone units, but many of the back-office functions were consolidated into BMG. The Provident Music Group, Zomba’s foray into the Christian music market, was reassigned as a RCA sub-label.[48] By 2004, the record labels were reorganized under the Zomba Label Group.[49]

In 2004, BMG and Sony Music Entertainment merged to form Sony BMG Music Entertainment taking Zomba with it. Though the merger was plagued with controversy and eventually ended with Sony buying out BMG’s stake in late 2008, Zomba executives continued to expand the company’s operations in various aspects. In 2007, as part of Sony BMG integration and consolidation, RCA Music Group and Zomba Label Group merged their international, sales and field staffs to form the BMG Label Group under Sony BMG.[50] RCA and Zomba kept separate groups under BMG, but this configuration was short-lived due to the dissolution of the Sony BMG merger. Zomba is currently owned wholly by, and operates under Sony.

On 2 November 2004 the American Federation of Musicians announced that it had entered into an agreement with Zomba. Effective 1 January 2005, the labor union covered all artists on any Zomba subsidiary labels (and any future labels) under the Federation’s Sound Recording Labor Agreement.[51] The deal ensured that all artists under the Zomba aegis would receive, for the first time, a full range of benefits and protections, among which are scale payments, industry standard working conditions and pension contributions.

In 2005, Zomba formed Zomba Gospel under the Zomba Label Group in an effort to collate its recently expanding gospel labels. Zomba’s interest in gospel began in the form of a distribution deal with GospoCentric Records (and sublabel B’Rite Music) in October 2001, which Zomba later purchased in 2004.[52][53] Verity Records president Max Siegel was charged with heading the new entity which included Zomba labels Verity and GospoCentric, as well as four artist owned imprints: Quiet Water Entertainment (Donald Lawrence), Fo Yo Soul Entertainment (Kirk Franklin), New Life Records (John P. Kee) and F. Hammond Music (Fred Hammond). Distribution was handled by Provident-Integrity for the Christian Bookselling Association, and through Sony Distribution (formerly Sony BMG) for the mainstream market.[54]

Zomba’s publishing division also continued its expansion. In 2006, Zomba Music Publishing purchased the catalogue of the UK-based Strongsongs Music Publishing from the Telstar Music Group.[55] This large acquisition gave expanded Zomba’s rights to many international hitmakers to include Metallica, Craig David and Dannii Minogue among others. Beginning with the appointment of David Mantel in 2005 as the head of Zomba Music Publishing US operations, the company began to take a different signing approach that focused on unknown or unsigned artists. Mantel’s first signing was T-Pain, whose two singles “I’m Sprung” and “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” hit number 8 and 5 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.[56] This type of signing was also used in the records division were artists or producers were given their own imprint. In October 2008, Zomba made an all-inclusive multiyear joint-venture deal with Hitz Committee Entertainment, and imprint in the making for almost 5 years by Jive A&R VP Micky “MeMpHiTz” Wright.[57] Beginning in 2008, Hitz Committee consists of a record label under Sony, music production, music publishing, artist and producer management, and TV and film projects.

Company structure[edit]For a list of all companies associated with Zomba see: List of Zomba Group companiesThe structure of the Zomba Group during the independent era (1975 to 2002) is difficult to pinpoint exactly due to the private nature of Clive Calder’s managing style. During that period, Calder’s private investment group Summer Shore NV controlled the Zomba group.[58][59] The company began as Zomba Management and Publishers as early as 1975. They expanded to the US, first with a publishing sector in 1978, then a records division in 1981 while the management and publishing divisions became separate companies. Also sometime during that period, they started a production division initially called Zomba Productions Ltd., which would become Zomba Recording Corporation. From a legal standpoint, Zomba’s holdings are divided into their music publishing business (Zomba Music Holdings BV) and music recording business (Zomba Record Holdings BV).[59]The former holds only music publishing (i.e., written music) rights, while the latter holds all of the recorded music rights, along with some publishing groups acquired over the years. In addition to those two, there is another holding company called Zomba Entertainment Holdings BV.[60] Below is a breakdown of most of the companies and divisions that have been owned by Zomba. Since the BMG integration in mid-2003, and further integration into Sony Music in early 2009, the exact status of some companies is not known. As much detail has been provided to illustrate the current status of these companies.


Records division[edit]Zomba labels were operated under the Zomba Label Group from approximately 2004 until 2009 (now part of the RCA/Jive Label Group. The Provident Label Groupcontained other labels after its purchase in 1997, but is no longer a part of Zomba. The Windsong purchase gave Zomba control of labels through a variety of company structures including Pinnacle and Rough Trade, however, some of these labels are no longer a part of Zomba. These three groups are organized separately below, followed by a list of inactive or formerly owned labels from various periods.
Zomba’s first, and flagship label is Jive, formed in 1981. Since then, Zomba has acquired and created a variety of labels and label groups that either operate independent from, or under Jive. During its independent period, the various record labels under Zomba all reported directly to a records division.
 

There was no formal public face for the labels until BMG formed Zomba Label Group in 2004. Though the term “Zomba label group” or “Zomba Group records division”[16][61] had been used previously to refer to the various labels owned by the company, it wasn’t until then that an actual company was created to control the labels specifically.[49][62] The Zomba Recording Corporation continues to coordinate production activities on many Zomba subsidiary releases.From 1981 until 1987, Zomba labels were distributed by Arista. Following that, Zomba signed a deal with RCA for distribution that lasted until 1991. The end of the deal coincided with BMG purchasing a large share of RCA and a deal with BMG was signed for distribution. BMG remained the North American distributor for Zomba until after the purchase in 2002, however, other regions had various other distributors over time.[59] EMI became an important distributor for Zomba in Europe via Virgin Records, but distribution details are listed below in the Regional Branches section. Zomba only controls one small vinyl pressing plant, therefore, most of their manufacturing has been outsourced to companies such as Sonopress (BMG affiliated), Sony and Technicolor.[59]In 1996, Zomba acquired 75% of UK distributor and label group Pinnacle, 80% of the Rough Trade label and distribution in the Germany/Switzerland/Austria (GSA) region, and 100% of Rough Trade Benelux. Effective 8 July 1999 Rough Trade Records was renamed Zomba Records GmbH and the Rough Trade sales and distribution arm was renamedZomba Distribution, operating as a division of Zomba Records GmbH.[25][63] As of the BMG purchase, Zomba conducted its own distribution in the UK (with Pinnacle), Germany, Austria and Benelux (all with Zomba Distribution). In those areas, Zomba also distributed for other, smaller independent labels. In France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, Zomba had its own marketing and sales, however, distribution was handled by EMI (through Virgin in most cases). In Finland and Greece, Zomba material was exclusively licensed to EMI who controlled marketing, sales and distribution. North American distribution has almost exclusively been with BMG. Following the BMG purchase in December 2002 and subsequent integration in June 2003 and the end of contracts with EMI (also in June), all distribution has been handled by the local BMG companies. When BMG merged with Sony, Sony BMG became Zomba’s distributor from 2004 until early 2009. Since then, Zomba products have been distributed by Sony Music since Sony purchased BMG’s interest in their joint-venture.

Zomba Recording Corporation[edit]

Zomba Recording Corporation (previously Zomba Productions Ltd., and sometimes colloquially referred to as Zomba Records[64]) is a music company and division of the Zomba Group. The US affiliate is Zomba Recordings LLC[51] and the UK affiliate is Zomba Records Ltd. The company also runs an investment and financial services company called Zomba Ventures Inc.[65][66]

Primarily a production company, Zomba Recording Corporation coordinates various activities for the recording process including hiring musicians, managing studios, and organizing production, mixing and mastering personnel. Recordings made under the coordination or supervision of this division are usually marked with the phrase “An Original Sound Recording Made by Zomba Recording Corporation (or Zomba Recordings LLC/Zomba Records Limited/Zomba Productions Limited).” While not strictly a record label, Zomba Recording Corporation appears on most of the various sublabels that Zomba owns. Additionally, the minimal manufacturing as well as some distribution that Zomba does on its own is run through this company.

Battery Studios is the name of Zomba Recording Corporation’s chain of multi-room facilities often used in the production of Zomba artists. The main facility, located in New York City, is constantly associated with high profile clients including R. Kelly, ‘N Sync and Britney Spears. The studio features three recording and mixing studios with SSL 9000, SSL 4064 G+ and Euphonix CS3000 consoles and Pro Tools MIXplus systems.[67] Battery Studios was originally opened in London before the New York branch existed, and at one point consisted of six locations in London, four New York locations, two Nashville locations, and one location in Chicago.[68] However, Zomba closed its London branches towards the end of 2001 and the others followed soon after leaving only an unknown number of New York locations.[33] In addition to Battery studios, Zomba Recording Corporation began a relationship with the established Swedish studio Cheiron Studios and its production personnel. The studio had operated since the mid eighties (as SweMix), and from 1996 until its closure in 2000 it shared a joint production and publishing venture with the Zomba Group.[69][70] Apart from the actual studio, the venture included a production team that helped forge the sounds of Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and ‘N Sync.

In addition to recording studios, Zomba Recording Corporation operated Dreamhire Professional audio Rentals. Dreamhire opened in 1984 with operations in London,New York City (1989) and Nashville (1988). The London branch closed in 2001 followed by Nashville in 2003. Dreamhire also included Hilton Sound, a hire operation purchased by Zomba in 1996.[71] Since November 2003 following the BMG purchase, Dreamhire is no longer a part of Zomba and runs independently as Dreamhire LLC from one location in New York City, owned by Chris Dunn, ex-bass guitarist from UK band (City Boy (band)) which recorded 5 albums all produced by Mutt Lange.[72]

Zomba Label Group[edit]

During its existence, the Zomba Label Group featured all of the Zomba-related labels that BMG purchased in 2002. The current Battery Records is unrelated to the previous defunct imprint of the same name. Listed below is the structure of the Zomba Label Group immediately before its rebranding and dissolution in 2009.

Provident Music Group[edit]

Main article: Provident Label Group
The Provident Music Group was created by Zomba in 1997 as an amalgamation of their Christian music activities. Zomba had purchased Brentwood Music Group in February 1994 and founder Jim Van Cook was charged with leading the new music group. The group consisted of three sections: Provident Label GroupProvident-Integrity Distribution and the Brentwood/Benson Publishing Group.
As part of the music group, Zomba amalgamated their Christian labels under the Provident Label Group. The new group initially consisted of Brentwood Records, Benson Records and Reunion Records, though Brentwood was shut down in 2001. Since then, other labels have been added. Under Zomba, the Provident Label Group had this configuration:
After BMG bought Zomba in 2002 and integrated the company in June 2003, the Provident Music Group was moved under the aegis of RCA with the exception of the Publishing division which was moved under BMG Publishing (Provident would later create its own publishing division, Essential Music Publishing, with no connection to Zomba[73]). BMG Publishing was subsequently sold to Universal, along with Brentwood/Benson. In 2008, when Sony bought Bertelsmann’s stake in their joint Sony BMG venture, the rest of Provident became part of Sony Music Nashville.[74][75]

Windsong (Pinnacle, Rough Trade, Music For Nations)[edit]

In 1996, Zomba acquired the holdings of Windsong International. The deal gave the following controlling interests to Zomba:[24]
Rough Trade GSA was renamed Zomba Records GmbH, while the Benelux operation (which only had distribution at the time) was absorbed into Zomba Distribution. The Rough Trade name only remained as an imprint of Zomba Records GmbH. Before being absorbed into BMG’s operations, Zomba Records GmbH consisted of the following regional labels, most of which focused on electronic dance music:[76]
  • Advanced
  • Air
  • Form & Function
  • Our Choice
  • Reihe Ego
  • Rough Trade
  • World Service
Zomba Records GmbH was integrated into BMG’s German operation along with the other regional offices. The Rough Trade name was later reacquired by Geoff Travis andJeanette Lee who eventually continued it independently. When BMG restructured Zomba in 2003, Windsong/Pinnacle was moved under Bertelsmann’s Arvato AG. Through amanagement buyout, Windsong/Pinnacle gained its independence in early 2008, but was forced into administration late in the year due to the economic crisis.

Zomba International Records Group[edit]

Zomba International Records Group managed the various regional branches opened as early as 1997 and as late as 2003. The group served to solidify the operations in these regions, some of which already had small offices with activities from scouting, promoting (such as Sweden), or as much as distribution for smaller labels or operating a few regional record labels (such as Germany). Following the BMG purchase, all of the remaining regional labels (with the exception of the main US and UK offices) and the Zomba International Records Group activities were merged with their respective local BMG offices in mid-2003.
Name Opened Distributor[1] Location[77] Director
Zomba Records Australia Pty. Ltd.[78] 24 May 1999 Sony Australia Sydney, Australia Scott Murphy (March 1999 – Feb. 2001)Paul Paoliello (1 March 2001 – ?)[29]
Zomba Records (Canada) Inc.[79] 1 July 1999 BMG Canada Toronto Laura Bartlett
Zomba Records APRO Pty Ltd.[80][81](also called Zomba Records Singapore) 1 July 1999 BMG Singapore Singapore Julius Ng
Zomba Records GmbH (Germany)[63] 8 July 1999[2] Zomba Distribution Köln, Germany
Zomba Records GesmbH[60] 8 July 1999[2] Zomba Distribution Vienna, Austria
Zomba Records GmbH (Switzerland) 8 July 1999[2] Zomba Distribution Zürich, Switzerland
Zomba Records Benelux[82] 8 July 1999[2] Zomba Distribution Hilversum, Netherlands Bert Meyer (1999–2003)
Zomba Records France SARL 1 October 1999 Virgin Paris, France
Zomba Records Scandinavia AB[3][26][83] 1999 Virgin Stockholm, Sweden Bert Meyer (1999-??)Magnus Bohman (main office, 2000–2001)Kenneth Ruiz-Davila (Norway, 2000–2001; GM of region after 2001-09-03)[83]
Zomba Record Holdings BV[26] 1999 Zomba Distribution Brussels, Belgium Thierry Thielemens
Zomba Records New Zealand Ltd.[84] 1 July 2000 BMG New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Morrie Smith
Zomba Records Korea Ltd.[85] 1 July 2000 Rock Records Seoul, Korea Chang-Hak Lee
Zomba Records Espana SA[26] 1 July 2000 Virgin Madrid, Spain Andres Ochaita
Zomba Records Italy SRL[26] 1 July 2000 Virgin Milan, Italy Roberto Biglia
Zomba Records Japan KK[81] 1 October 2000 Alfa Records[86](First)Avex (Second) Tokyo, Japan Tak Kitazawa
Zomba Records Portugal[87] 1 July 2001 Valentim de Carvalho Lisbon, Portugal Andres Ochaita
Zomba Records Brasil Ltda.[88] 1 July 2001 Som Livre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Martin Davis
  • [1]: Distribution information in this chart is from approximately 1999 until the BMG integration.
  • [2]: Zomba Records in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux had been in operation as Rough Trade since Zomba had acquired the company in 1996. 8 July 1999 marks the date the Rough Trade name was dropped in favour of Zomba.
  • [3]: The Scandinavian operations started with offices in Norway and Denmark. When Kenneth Ruiz-Davila was appointed the head of Zomba Scandinavia in September 2001, the Swedish offices were also moved under the larger company.[83] The Denmark and Norway operations later closed on 1 July 2002, leaving the Swedish office remaining.[89]

Other inactive/former labels[edit]

Aside from those listed above, other labels that have been associated with Zomba over the years are listed below.
  • Associated Production Music (APM) – Production music library and music services company. Was initially a joint venture between Zomba/Jive and EMI. Still Currently operating under unknown ownership.[90]
  • Conifer Records Ltd. – Classical label formed in 1977, purchased by Zomba in 1992 and sold to BMG in 1996.[91]
  • Internal Affairs
  • Trademark Records – Formed under Zomba Records Australia.
  • X-Over Recordings – Formed under Zomba Records Australia.
  • Zed Beat
  • Zomba Production Music – UK-based supplier of Library and Production Music intended for professional use and not released to the general public. They released music through these various sublabels.[92] Not to be confused with Zomba Productions Ltd. which is an earlier name of Zomba Recording Corporation.
    • Chappell Recording Music Library
    • Bruton Music – Label of the Bruton Music Group purchased by Zomba in 1985.
    • Firstcom Music Inc.
    • Galerie
    • Connect 2 Music
  • Zomba Special Projects – Imprint established in 1997 for specific projects like releases sold through McDonald’s restaurants.[93]
  • Zomba Video – Imprint used for music-related video releases.
  • Under Jive
    • Battery Records – Unrelated to the current Battery Records, this was a dance label active in the nineties.
    • Dance Jive – Dance label active in the early 2000s.
    • EBUL – Record label owned by Pete Waterman Entertainment Ltd. and Jive. The label was largely used to release material by Steps.[94]
    • Jive Afrika – Created in 1984 for release of South African material (most prominently, Hugh Masekela).
    • Jive House – Formed in the mid-nineties for house music.
    • Pepper Records – Formed in the late nineties.
    • Violator Records – Purchased by Jive in 2003. New York hip-hop label run by Chris Lighty and Mona Scott.
    • Worx Records – Formed in the mid nineties for electronic music.

Publishing division[edit]

Zomba Music Publishing Ltd. (sometimes colloquially referred to as Zomba Music or Zomba Music Publishing Group) is the publishing division of the Zomba Group of Companies. Initially known as Zomba Enterprises Inc., the division officially changed names in 1994 and became the Zomba umbrella company for publishing. Since then, Zomba Enterprises is the name used for Zomba’s ASCAP affiliate, while Zomba Music Inc. is the name of the BMI affiliate.[95][96] The holding company that controls most Zomba publishing interests is called Zomba Music Holdings BV. David Mantel has been the president of Zomba Music Publishing since 2005, when he took over for Richard Blackstone. Tim Smith is the GM of the UK affiliate Zomba Music Publishing Ltd.[56] There are various other publishing entities under Zomba, some of which are vast libraries acquired over the years, and some of which are small groups, sometimes representing a single artist. Below is a list of Zomba’s publishing subsidiaries:[65][97]
  • Bluey Tunes Productions Ltd. (England)
  • Brentwood Music Inc.
  • Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing Inc.
  • Bruton Music Ltd.
  • Firstcom Music Inc. (USA)
  • Firstcommusic Inc. (USA)
  • Grantsville Publishing Ltd. (England)
  • Grever International S.A. (Texas)[98]
  • Marlowlynn Ltd. (England)
  • M56 Publishing Ltd. (England)
  • Street Music Ltd. (England)
  • Take Out Music Publishing Ltd. (England)
  • Zomba Enterprises Inc.
  • Zomba Golden Sands Enterprises, Inc.[98]
  • Zomba Melodies Inc. (New York)
  • Zomba Music Inc. (New York)
  • Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (England)
  • Zomba Silver Sands Enterprises Inc. (Texas)
  • Zomba Songs Inc. (New York)
Zomba has limited activity in the classical music publishing sector, however, they are quite active in the pop music publishing and production music. At the time of the BMG purchase, Zomba had pop music publishing operations located in the UK and Benelux, while every other territory was sub-published with BMG. Production music operations were located in the UK and France with smaller operations in Sweden and the Netherlands. In Germany and Austria, Zomba and BMG owned publishing rights through jointly-owned companies. Finally, in Spain and Italy, Zomba compositions were licensed exclusively to BMG.[59]
In mid-2003, BMG integrated Zomba’s publishing to form BMG-Zomba Music Publishers. In 2007, Vivendi purchased the BMG-Zomba publishing company and placed it withinUniversal Music Publishing Group, becoming the worlds largest music publishing business.[99][100]

Management companies[edit]

Zomba’s first enterprise was a management company in London called Zomba Management and Publishers, with Mutt Lange as one of their first clients. His success allowed the company to expand, and eventually the companies split into two entities, creating Zomba Management. Zomba management represents music producers and artists.[62]Zomba Screen Music was formed in 1997 as management company for film composers.[101][102] In May 2001, Zomba created Ingenuity Entertainment a full-service management company for artists, producers, composers and music supervisors in the film and television industries.[8][103] The Los Angeles-based company serviced both new and veteran artists, offering music production and business affairs services. Ingenuity Entertainment combined a recently formed management firm, also called Ingenuity, with Zomba Screen Music.[103]

Film/television services[edit]

Most of Zomba’s activities in the film and television industry are music related. Zomba Screen Music is their full-service management company for film and television composers. In addition to management, Zomba! Music Services was formed in 1989 as a division offering prerecorded music and publishing services for soundtracks, television and commercials.[104] This also had the effect of promoting Zomba music through the television and film industry.[105] In 1995, Zomba purchased the well-established Segue Music Inc., a film and television music editing company providing music supervision, temp tracks, prerecords, playbacks and soundtrack production.[106][107][108] Zomba also had a joint operation with Portman Entertainment called Portman Music, a soundtrack related company Coombe Music International Ltd. as well as a small film production companyZomba Films. In 2005, Zomba began SEE Music, a joint venture with the recently combined BMG/Zomba Publishing and FirstCom Music specifically for motion picture advertising.[109]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Official Site

Resources[edit]

  • Cohen, Jane; Bob Grossweiner (6 July 2007). “Industry Profile: Ralph Simon”. CelebrityAccess.com. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  • Knopper, Steve (2009). Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age. New York: Free Press. (primarily Chapter 3)
  • Pederson, Jay (2003). International Directory of Company Histories 52. New York: St. James PressISBN 978-1-55862-482-5. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  • Scott, Ajax (August 1996). “Clive Calder”. Music Business International 6 (4).
  • White, Timothy (5 May 2001). “Billboard: The International Newsweekly of Music, Video, and Home Entertainment”. Billboard 113 (18). (this issue features a “Special Report” with multiple articles about Zomba)
 
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NOT INVISIBLE

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NOT INVISIBLE  
EVEN A CHILD CAN SEE THIS INJUSTICE! 
 
I had filed the copyrights listed
below and they were processed just
months prior to illegally obtained
warrant was issued.
          1.      PAu001720136 / January 7, 1993     “Collection
I-Tiwanda.” Lovelace, Tiwanda, 1967-
 
   18 SONG LYRICS AND MELODIES, 1 RAP, AND 2 POEMS
 
2.      PAu001721382 / March 4, 1993       “Collection
II-Tiwanda.” Lovelace, NeNe
 
6 SONG LYRICS AND MELODIES, 
 
Although Lovelace was reporting to Michigan Probation AS DIRECTED by Courts, there were no efforts were made to contact
and/or provide Notice of Hearing.  

That small print says: 

“The undersigned officer hereby certifies that a thorough and diligent search for the probationer listed in this warrant and affidavit has been made at but not limited to places of abode, known places of frequencies, and others and that His/Her whereabouts are unknown an cannot be located…” 



And this warrant was signed May 19, 1993 expires July 31, 1997

Warrant Used to Take Public Housing in Nevada
Why did this
police agency state that the warrants were valid in 2005 but unable to execute
due to budgetary constraints but when I lived in Georgia 2003/2004 there were
no efforts to arrest? I believe the warrant was serving its purpose, to inflict
damage, hinder and harm.
 
Michigan Inter-State Case Report
dated 08-2-1993
Although Lovelace was reporting to
Michigan Probation,
no efforts were made to contact and/or
provide notice. I was still reporting
(3) three months, unaware that the warrant
was issued on May 19, 1993. I was
just told that I no longer was to report to
Michigan Probation office. I
obtained this letter well after.
Michigan Inter-State Case Report
 
 
In all that

time, I never mention the fact that my
father was convicted of murdering a
police officer. I did not want to think
that people would hold that against
me or be this sinister. I did not want
to even go there besides I still had
faith in the legal system.
I filed the lawsuit in Forma Pauperis
After many years of attempting to resolve
this issue by submitting written request for correction, I filed a lawsuit in
Dekalb County Georgia against the Dekalb County Police and Dekalb County
Probation Office due to an illegally obtained warrant for my arrest, modification
of my record; which led to revocation of my First Offenders Act…without notice of hearing or opportunity
for rebuttal since record shows that I was reporting as directed by courts.
 
I filed my Complaint against both Defendants, Dekalb County Police and Dekalb County Probation Office
 
This is only the first few pages and a copy of the initial
attachments.
 

The Judge had determined that under


Federal Law that there were stipulations with

regards to being able to file suit against the police

departments and ruled that I could proceed


with lawsuit.
 

Below is the Judges a partial
summary of the
case, frivolity determination, Order
for Clerk’s Office to Include Dekalb
County Police Dept. as Defendants

In addition to these
documents proving service,
Pacer Court records system also confirms processed…See Below:
Pacer Court records No.
7 – Order instructs Clerk’s Office to list Dekalb county Police
to complaint and to forward Plaintiff USM285 forms for completion.
Pacer Court records No.
8 – Plaintiff’s  USM285 forms and Summons
were completed and returned.
Pacer Court records No. 9 – Summons was issued for Defendants dekalb County
Police.
Yet, Defendants denied
being served.  
Pacer Court records No.
10 – Request for Waiver of Summons.

The dates and Court time-stamps confirm that Defendants were served properly but this was ignored. 

The Defendants denied receiving Summons 
The summons that they say that they never received!
 
Can you explain why does this form below
have her signature?
Yet, it is not included in their exhibits that
claim that they received.
Justice was not

served…but the Defendants were!
 
If I had missed a court deadline for
my response, the courts would have made
ruling against me. Instead, the courts
ignored Pacer court records and my Request
for Entry of Default; allowing the
injustice to continue. The Judges did not
address that problem with multiple
request for Correction regarding the Clerk’s
Office interfering with filings
due to:
1.    Clerk EXCLUDING A DEFENDANT clearly
     listed on Complaint.
2.    Clerk not providing Judge with
     correct/updated filings.
3.    Clerk not mailing copies to Defendants,
     although extra copies were

provided for service. While certain filings
     were mailed, others were neglected at
     their discretion.
4.    Clerks deliberately delayed forwarding
     motions to the Judges.
EVERYTHING  was processed and Defendants – Dekalb County
Police did not respond in the time allotted by procedure as directed by courts.
Suddenly and without

cause the case was reassigned to a
different Judge after Plaintiff (Lovelace)
filed for Motion to Request Entry of
Default…
Months later…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is no excuse for blatantly circumventing justice.
 
The initial Judge ruled that the police
could be an entity that could be sued… 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

















Every filing was submitted in
triplicate and I maintained certified
mailer receipts for the ones that I
mailed. Courts records prove that
they were served.

To Be Continued…


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Don’t Just Peek In…

 
It’s like coming in on a fight in the last five minutes and claiming you know every blow…
 
You only know what you have heard and unless you sacrifice your entire life watching nonstop from beginning to end you really don’t know everything that you think you know about someone and their situation. 
 
Below is a recent message directed towards my ‘situation’:

 The first person – Kishan Bhatt, responded using as an Avatar a picture of a sinister/villain that I previously used on my

“Why don’t you just die blog” (shown at bottom of this blog). 

Really? Did he say, ‘Stab them in the face in front of everyone…?’ 
 
This is an example of the violence directly towards me and my family, this is what I face from complete strangers but I guess that  it’s okay because situations have been manipulated by people in positions…
He admits that this was directed towards me but I do not know this person but he refers to me as a liar. He was not there, he has not reviewed my account of what transpired and he has not looked at any of the incidents or events which are covered in 
He has just accepted my public conviction and has found me guilty but he does not know anything about me.
First of all, has anyone stopped to question why there is so much anger and animosity pointed at one person who in all these years has never had an opportunity to address all the accusations? 
While others can get their negative messages out so easily regarding my actions, has anyone wondered why all this opposition to me and my book
 
 
Am I expected to carry the weight of all that has transpired without an opportunity to refute or challenge accusations. 
 
It’s not like I have a choice, If I don’t fight back then I would be forever unable to refute their lies and prove my stance is justified. People have peeked in to see the angry me but they were not there in the beginning while the plotting by each and all was going. 
 
What would you have done? 
Wouldn’t you have fought for your life?

The first person – Kishan Bhatt, responded using as an Avatar a picture of a sinister/villain that I previously used on my

“Why don’t you just die blog” (shown above).

Find out for yourself…

I NEVER GAVE PERMISSION 

           BECAUSE I WAS NEVER ASKED!



You may be right when you say that I
don’t know everything but I know that 

there is nothing Noble about Judging, 

Convicting and Sacrificing People

 for Revenge and/or for the 

Advancement of a Few! 



I know that there is not just one simple

issue but that there are compounded
situations and by using the information
that you think that you know has been
or what has been ‘given’ to you by those
in positions to control information and
limit, combined with the  
documentation, public records and 

account of events provided 

in – Music Business: It’s a dirty Game …

 it will be clear that My Family and

I don’t deserve to carry the weight of all 

that is and has transpired.



 MUSIC BUSINESS: IT’S A DIRTY GAME! 

provides the missing information that

has allowed their misrepresentation of
events and deceit to continue.
 
As you can tell by the time frame, 
 
I didn’t just run out to write a ‘tell-all’ book 
 
without trying to address, resolve and I even 



tried to walk away but this ‘system’

 
 would prefer to turn away any support by 
 
hurting others  and portraying me as being 
 
responsible for loss of lives


 
 

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WHAT PEOPLE TELL YOU, 



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I don’t have an army. I have learned that not

fighting does not help alleviate the backlash
and since each job that I secure is taken from
me due to this Farce… 


Writing my story – this is the only way to

provide for myself  have no other choice but to
fight by selling my story and by trying to reach
reasonable human beings so that any maniac
that wants to hold us responsible for all these
tragedies that have been manipulated cannot
just reach out and cause more harm. 

When you have been given thousands of

enemies by others action, inaction’s, abuse of
power and manipulations, you cannot survive
without enough to ensure your family’s future.

Although I am in this living nightmare, I still

ensure that I find time to relax, I keep my
appearance up as my money allows, seek
simple enjoyable activities – like movies,
shopping, etc… It’s surprising how some
people are able to find ways to cope with the
worst and still overcome but with time,
persistence and perseverance 

your mind finds a way 

(especially, when you feel justified!) 



I don’t always sit around angry and most

importantly, I don’t let people treat me bad. I
quickly address mistreatment because I
don’t mistreat others unless provoked. Yes, I
am adamant about defending my family and
my actions. 

I am fully aware of how important it is to

express my feelings and the importance of
perfectly describing the events that I am
being subjected to. I cannot afford to get
caught up in my emotions and allow trickery
to influence my outlook. 



My life is about securing a future that

prevents  ever being subjected again to or
endangering my family to any and every ass-
clown this side of the equator so I will not
be ‘letting go’ until it is corrected…

I do not want to hear anymore words and 

am not waiting on liars…

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Stuck in the Middle of violent nightmare…

 

Stuck in the Middle of a Violent Nightmare that Neither side wants to Resolve!



Don’t Let Their Lies and Deceit Justify their Inaction!

 

Frantically, trying to figure out why this was happening to me, I compiled what I do know and came up with this:

These are the facts surrounding my life:
1.  Zomba Publishing Contract states before and after works given prior to Hi-Five’s placements. Could they have known of works presented and placed through Lee Marcus/Jake Salazar? ‘Keep Standing Tall’ was used as a theme song on a popular television sitcom.


2.  Police involvement – all my life, Friends and In-Laws
            In-Laws / Detroit’s Chief of Police – Napoleon
            Best friend’s family closely associated w/ Police
            Brother in-law police


3a. Lee Marcus – Family is police


3b. Jake Salazar – Partnered w/ Lee Marcus


3c.  (5) Five works given to Lee/Jake: ‘Keep Standing Tall’, ‘It’s Love/I’m what you need’, ‘where are you now?’, ‘I need you here’, and ‘Just for you.’


4. Police ruled in favor of Sharon Deasfernandez after she hit my son w/ her car while he was in  front of our house playing. She had no remorse as if it was deliberate.


5.  Police never followed up on domestic violence
case against husband.


6.  Father accused of allegedly killing a police officer in 1969.


7. Mother used to cry all the time at night, hated my father, kept secrets, raised to go to school, not allowed her children to participate in after school activities, no outside contact with schoolmates, no phone privileges, only kingdom hall was allowed.


8.  Mother tried to conceal truth by pressuring me, sent letter to governor, she found Dr. to discredit me without enough time to give wide range diagnosis, added emotional stress, courts dismissed son hit by car, sister raped and double homicide.


9.  Family succumb to violent acts, possibly to convince cooperation.


10.  Mail tampering – search warrant advised I was under surveillance – would explain mail tampering.


11.  Court dismissed/ignored request to assign counsel to avoid protraction due to mismanagement.


This was definitely signs that something just was not right and that this was no accident.


I was beginning to believe that I was that girl that was being pressured into committing suicide.


Given the information, at this time, I was still unable to understand which pieces were relevant and which was coincidental.  Of course, I continued onward and so did the messages…


However, now I can access information that has remained hidden…


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Mr. Jake Salazar worked as an
entertainment executive, as label
manager and various department
director to presidents and CEOs of the
world’s leading entertainment
companies with tenures in affiliate
companies such as Warner Bros, RCA,
SONY, Universal, ABC, NBC
and CBS Broadcasting.
 
[1] Jake Salazar was a co-founder of  
the Tempo Music Group. A coalition of
independent record  companies  owned
by veteran industry professionals
and celebrities such
as Anita Baker/Michael
Powell, Sylvia Moy, Martha Reeves,
Isaiah Thomas, Thomas Hearns, John
Salley, Lee Marcusand Leonard Jones
among other prominent business
colleagues.
 
 
As mentioned in 
I met and/or worked with the 
highlighted names mentioned above 
and I was unaware that these 
individuals worked
together.
Jake has been consultant to over forty 
record labels and for many  
of the industries’ major artists and 
manages the careers of a 
chosen few. 
There they were – 
Jake Salazar & Lee Marcus
 
in my living room, personally providing
me with music tracks for me to write
my lyrics and melodies, I guess
I should have felt honored. 
Jake Salazar, Lee
Marcus, Leonard Jones and
Michael Powell were
all prominent business colleagues
and they say that I am the one who
is guilty of betrayal.
Obviously, I didn’t just pull names out of
a hat, this was no accident, and I can see why these
people want me to just die.
What did these maniacs do? 
 
Read inserts from Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game!
 
There they were, Jake Salazar and Lee Marcus,
in my living room, personally providing me with music tracks for me to write my lyrics and melodies, I guess I should have felt honored. Jake Salazar, Lee
Marcus, Leonard Jones and Michael Powell were all prominent business colleagues and they say that I am the one who is guilty of betrayal.
Obviously, I didn’t just pull names out of a hat, this was no accident, and I can see why these people want me to just die. I guess this is where the harassment from Hispanics could be originating from; they must have had a falling out.
What did these maniacs do?
Not one of them tried to offer anything, no decency, just treachery and you expected what to happen exactly? I was unaware that they were close prominent business colleagues.
Shortly after meeting Lee, I met Leonard Jones of All Purpose Disc. He was an older man in his late 50’s or older. I accepted a job as his secretary part-time. I actually liked getting dressed and going to work being that I had never worked before. My ex-husband provided for us for the most part, this enabled me to have more time focused on the children and my music. I believe he felt that keeping me close to home would prevent contact with other men.
While working for Jones, I met a lot of people that would come to the office to meet with him. He never came on to me or used his position to try to get some ass like I expected. Instead he seemed to be testing me and checking to see what my deal was. I was also watching, checking to see if he actually had good intentions. Of course, I felt that he might be in a position to help get me to where I wanted to be – Major. As I worked there, I would hear the different artist express their concerns and issues. Mostly, I would try to read all the people that came to his office; including his wife.
His wife hated the sight of me. Jones and I would laugh because we both knew that we weren’t doing anything. If he was cheating, it wasn’t with me. He’d joke and say that she called me ‘that thang’ and I would reply with “that’s Ms. Thang to her.” Although I liked Jones, I didn’t have faith that
once I signed he would follow through.
Eventually, some guys came in the office and they were not happy about something to do with money or a project and it was not pretty. That was my queue… I’m talking about Detroit men, pissed about money; I quit that day but before I left I called myself getting some numbers for distributors and possibly producers. Not unlike anyone else who felt they worked for it. I never saw him again but he wasn’t a bad man but just like others who couldn’t have their way – He probably wasn’t happy with me.
I worked with another talented local music producer named, Darrold Campbell. He was a light-skinned African American. He was quiet for the most part but he spoke when he had something to say. I genuinely wished him well and I liked his music tracks. He was very professional and he should have gotten a deal on his talent alone. He would tell me that I didn’t need help with writing song lyrics. His tracks were highly praised by those in the industry with years of experience. I never hesitated to give his business info to others.
In addition, Darrell Strickland was lyricist/producer (slightly crazy in my opinion from bumping his head for years with that damn dangling carrot). He was between light and medium brown-skinned African American. He was ‘cool people’ but because I felt that he wanted more than music relationship, I left. We had a great time hanging out though. We went to Nova Scotia, Canada and just kicked it with some other musicians. We all just sat around playing music and showing off our talents – Freestyle. I will always remember that trip. Canadians were very friendly to me and it was nice to get away for a while. I know that he had some crazy ass thuggish brothers.
I worked with Hershel Tinsley and Tim Lempke, they were music producers but I didn’t like the way they wanted me to sing. I tried and it didn’t work out. There was no soul or feeling in the song that I was given and I wasn’t allowed input. 
I also met with some lady who had studio out of home said, ‘writing songs like a relationship’ Ah; no I don’t think so. I don’t remember her name but I didn’t like the vibe I felt. It was if people were saying that I tried to cut others and was completely self serving.
I was working on exposure and decided to agree to a radio commercial for ‘Mind your business campaign’ on radio. This was a campaign designed to encourage support for local businesses. It was really good experience and it felt good to hear my voice on the radio.
I was so excited
about music tracks and wanted to write, I began to seek out different
production companies to offer my vocals to help sell their songs for studio
time and/or tracks to write my songs.
Curtis, my husband, at the time supported my endeavors. He purchased a little 4 track player so that I could put my melodies down with the music. I would spend my nights
smoking weed and writing. I became obsessed with music and the more lyrics I wrote, the more I learned about copyrights, legal process, etc…but what I didn’t know is that even if you have copyrights – you are not protected if you
cannot get a lawyer to represent you.
My husband and family introduced me to Larry Hatcher (If that was his real name) was involved in music industry and was a writer/lyricist who lived in both cities, Detroit and Los Angeles. He was a friend of the family and I was told that he could possibly help me with my music. He was over 6 feet in height, medium build with medium brown skin African American and seemed upbeat, energetic and interested. He was fun and very likable but never open.

At this time in my life, my husband and I had just come clean about our issues and concerns with our relationship. I thought that we had decided to work things out and stay together.
So I went into my dealings with Larry with strictly business mentality.

Curtis would drop me off at his house to work on music tracks. I liked him but I was chilling and I made it clear that I wasn’t down for extracurricular activity. Once, Larry and Val were sitting on the couch and he just whipped it out and she started playing with him while they looked at me. I kept writing my lyrics and ignored them. He was the type of man that knew his way around women and how to get what he wanted.
One eventful night he decided to take me to a party at his friend’s house, I went and I was running from him the whole night. He finally brought me a drink, V.S.O.P. and I drank it. Right after the party, instead of him taking me
home he went to his house. I was out of it and the next thing I knew he had me up on the table on my back and lifted my dress up and he was inside me. I couldn’t move and I was in shock.
Immediately, I started crying and demanded to go home. I was throwing up all the way home. I can’t remember if he took me or if Curtis came to get me. I continued throwing up and crying all night. I told Curtis, my husband what happened to me and he didn’t even respond. It was like he didn’t care or believe me. I told my mother and I received the same response. I was so hurt that neither of them gave a damn that I said forget them.
Do you know that I hardened myself at that moment and made excuses to justify me going back to who I felt was the only person really in a position to further my career? The sooner the better, than I can get away from them for not
caring. I know that he was a friend of their family but I didn’t think that they would just give me away.
So, yes; against my better judgment I went back to him knowing that I had hateful feelings towards him for what he did. I addressed it with him and expressed my anger towards what he did. He apologized and I said I accepted but I still held a grudge at that time. I was furious but I just told myself that he didn’t hurt me. So keeping this in mind, I just couldn’t hold it anymore and when we had that meeting with Renzer – Zomba, rep at Art & Rhythm’s studio
with Larry Roc Campbell, I just snapped because I couldn’t bear the thoughts of them cheating me out of my songs and that he did me like that. I went off on him verbally but no one else knew why, just Larry Hatcher and me.
I think back to when I told my girlfriends/sister-in-laws that one of my fantasies was to have my man just take it but we were just talking.

Whatever, that was a tragic experience for me. Prior to this happening, I had met his friend Larry Roc Campbell and I was checking him out and I know he didn’t like it but he never said anything.
 What possessed him to do that to me? –
To this day I think this was a tactic used to cause imbalance, confusion and
dismay. 
In addition, there were implications that she may have known Larry by her response to our incident.  Looking back I truly believe he feels like I hurt his feelings because he said sorry. I am still negatively affected and way messed up by that move. If he hadn’t he may have had a chance but this drove me to what’s his face…and definitely far away from my ex-husband emotionally.
 
– Hurt, angry, mad at myself for responding the way I did – My husband
and mother failed me, so my dumbass made matters worse with that one.
Larry had introduced me to Larry Roc Campbell, who at that time was a music producer (master manipulator by his own words). Roc was already contracted with Zomba under Ara – Art & Rhythm and worked out of a small studio in Southfield, Michigan. Roc was slightly less than six feet tall, with medium build and medium brown-skinned African American. He would have probably been taller if he not been bow-legged. He also had a cleft or dimple in his chin. He was very sexy in his strong but silent kind of way.

Art & Rhythm; which consisted of Ara and Roc, offered a contract but didn’t want to offer any monies. Of course, just like anyone else would have done – I declined due to no money. I tried to talk to him but he just sent me to Ara.
Since I had a husband and mother willing to give me away, I had someone that I thought that I could trust hurt my soul. Roc didn’t think enough to come up with any money for contract, I wasn’t asking for millions; this why I signed
that BS contract in my weakened state. I guess I needed to believe that there was something good for me somewhere. I guess I was delusional about wanting to be cared for or looked out for…maybe I saw something that wasn’t there (you think, duh). That won’t happen again. I know that he was encouraging me with his complaining about home, treating me extra nice. Maybe, I wanted to believe I saw something that wasn’t there. Again, my dumb-ass came on to him and he rejected (which was the right thing to do).
I really thought that he was a nice person but as I look back, he gave me a ‘shh!’ gesture right before the meeting with Renzer – Zomba, rep. Looking back that is probably why Zomba rep. told me after the issue with works to stay
away from Larry Roc Campbell. Almost twenty years later, I discovered that he later became Jive Records A & R.
I worked on a few projects with Paul D. Allen. He was a music producer/engineer for Michael Powell’s Vanguards Studio. He is approximately 5’ 10, brown-skinned African American, well dressed quiet but definitely skilled music engineer. I didn’t trust him completely because his ties to Michael Powell and the fact that he scheduled a meeting with me then stood me up but called weeks later ready to work.
Paul was a music producer/engineer for Michael Powell’s Vanguards Studio. I had met Michael Powell but he had his artist that he was promoting and he came across very haughty. Mr. Egomaniacal…..I didn’t trust him and I was
afraid of his intentions and I had been shelved before.
 
Paul was quiet and reserved when I worked with him. Honestly, he supplied one of my favorite music tracks, “Why can’t I” – that was a really good song. I wrote and sung my heart out for that one. He looked up to Roc with respect when I made reference to him. It was almost like he wanted to stand up for him when I began to mock.
Shortly after my battle with Zomba began, I met CC or at least that’s how he introduced himself, I was not expecting that and my instincts said ‘run bitch.’ This was some new stuff and I probably shouldn’t have…but my instincts are rarely wrong. I don’t think he knew that I knew who he was. I had just seen his picture in a magazine associating him to Jive label. He was gorgeous and so I started to pretend as if I didn’t recognize him.
Suddenly, I got really nervous and I decided to make my famous get-away. I ran away because I couldn’t understand why he was in Detroit, at the same club that I was in. I don’t believe in coincidence. His demeanor and timing instilled concern and I was not ready but tried to play big girl but my fear took over.
David McPhearson – Zomba, rep – CC/Jive… I never worked with him but I was infatuated with briefly. He was light-skinned African American, possibly six feet tall and very attractive. I still have no idea of what his role was in this sudden appearance.
Shortly afterward I started to hear stories about something happened bad to someone and people started treating me awful. Implying that he or someone was beat up or hurt. Now how was supposed to feel. I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know who was just caught in crossfire and who was responsible. I didn’t know it was a joint effort at the time. Each of them had their own motives and intentions.
a.      First encounter which lead to Zomba
It felt like someone had my house wired because that would have been the only way. I didn’t go around telling everyone that he was there. 
It wasn’t long after the incident with Larry that I met with David Renzer, Zomba, rep but he made me feel uncomfortable. I couldn’t read into his intentions probably because I was tore up from what I was going thru on the
home front and with my music. I felt that it didn’t matter/I didn’t matter – Just get your paper boo-boo or so I thought but my heart and mind betrayed me.
I was a mess and it was my first meeting with David Renzer and the other Jive label representative along with Larry, Roc and Ara, this is when I snapped. I had not seen or talked to Larry in a while so seeing him and being in that situation was upsetting at the time. It felt like I was in a pressure
cooker and all I could think about was what I was told about him taking credit for my lyrics, combined with my emotional state regarding our incident and life on the home front was not good. It was too much so I took it all out on him but he definitely deserved a lot of that verbal lashing (I had not forgiven him).
I am sure that each of them had their reasons and motives for their actions but there is one thing that I am sure of is that their intentions were
definitely self-serving.
Unfortunately, human nature doesn’t always allow for most to wish others well. Instead, it does give many reasons to intervene, attempt to prevent any progress, and spread a
complacent attitude towards doing the right thing.
Per Renzer’s request, I was supposed to submit in writing my claim to my work.
 
 
 
 
 
At the onset of what was supposed to be a promising career, these are entries from my actual journals.
December 25, 1993
Journal entry:
‘Hi, it’s me – I had that same
dream again that has been driving me crazy for years. You know the weird part
of the dream is that I am running and each time it’s with different people.
Each time as I plan my escape they are prepared for me. I don’t think I have
ever escaped but I keep trying. Sometimes, the dream is so intense that I can
actually call it a nightmare. On those days that I wake up sweating and tearing
out of the bedroom, only to go turn on the lights.’
‘I think that’s enough about
the dream. I feel compelled to talk music… I’d like to start off by saying that
I think that the problem with Roc and Ara of Art and Rhythm Productions/Studio
is simply said with one word – Egomaniacs.’
‘I just don’t understand why
they would not be focused and it’s not like he’s babyface or somebody. He needs
the help. How could anybody turn down someone like me? I have no problem
working with or even under somebody as long as I am taken care of. Now, that I
know the he has no interest in working with me as a team then I have no choice
but to view them as competition. It’s on – Let the games begin! I finished
“Attraction” (which is now called “Promise Me”, and I think it is a smash. All
I need now is to relay it down. Gangsta Groove is almost complete too.’
‘My concern is this, will these
new people – Mike from KJM, Paul from Vanguard, Darrell C from K&K –
cooperate. I sure hope they don’t let greed or their ego mess up a good thing
too.’
The dream that kept
haunting was really a warning, a prediction of what was to come. I no longer
have that dream.
December 27, 1993
Journal entry 11:30am:
‘I was hoping to have something positive
to release on paper but right about now would be a great time to write a sad
song. I paged what’s his name and he has not returned the page. Curtis says
that I haven’t given him enough time to respond. Bullshit. I hate not having
the know-how to create my own music, and then I could be a recluse. Happily at
home with my family, where I am safe or at least safer than being anywhere near
some other self-centered user.  I hate it
when I leave myself open for disappointments. All I can tell myself is that
they know not what they do.  I am good at
this; actually
sometimes I am even
great when I put a little effort into it. These next songs that I send in will
be the shit or they won’t go anywhere. Zomba hasn’t been even sent my paperwork
like they were supposed to. I don’t think they know either. If I choose to move
on and not write I would be hurting myself because I know that I could write
Grammy winning songs. I will not worry, so excuse me but I think it is time to
indulge myself.
December 27, 1993
Journal entry 1:00pm:
‘I received a phone call from
Roc to meet him at the studio in half an hour so I went a little late due to an
unforeseen occurrence. I just paged again so I don’t know so I guess I better
get to work at finishing those for Dave Renzer – Zomba, rep to check out my
stuff and flip out again at my unorthodox methods. Well they make me feel like
I’m fighting to stay on top of things.’
‘In the letter I plan to
mention “Gangsta’s Need Love Too” and my contribution to that song and find out
do they require my signature on anything. Also, request my paperwork from
Blackstone – Zomba, rep and Renzer – Zomba, rep in NY. Yeah, right – all I got
to say is I am pissed off now.’
‘I can’t believe the sucker
didn’t call me back. I must move on.’ ‘Curtis, Sean and I have begun to
critique what I have done and to try to enhance “Gangsta Groove.” “Curtis is
very active in this groove.’
11:00PM –
‘The night ended up horrible.
Background didn’t show. I guess I will have to do it myself. Tyra will not hear
from me for a long time and she will not be singing on anything that I am on.
Sean has let Latonya tell him not to change his style and now he is locked on
what he can and cannot do; which gives me nothing to work with. He is useless
to me now and he doesn’t finish what he starts. I guess I will redo it myself.
By the way Paul never called back around 3:00pm like he said. I will keep
pushing on.’
 
‘I can’t make it without help
and cooperation. I cannot believe I am rushing and I don’t even know if this
will be wasting my time because Roc is not going to allow me to get anything
over a certain percentage. At times like these, I don’t want to talk to anyone
and I am not from this day forward that is after I phone Dave Renzer regarding
that song with Roc. I refuse to work on another music track with Roc. I refuse
to deal with anyone outside of family. I am so hurt, wounded, drained and
de-energized.’
‘Goodnight (anyways), I hope as
long as that damn dream doesn’t come tonight. I can’t help but to think that
they have stolen from me. I must move on and not look back to no one. I will
keep struggling forward.’ ‘I was looking forward to working with: Utopia – Karl
Reed, KJM – Mike, K&K- Darrell, and Ken Johnson – Angelo Bond or Sanchez.
December 28, 1993
Journal entry:
‘I called Kapp Ivory he says he
is ready at the 1st of the year. I have an appointment with KEP
Sounds at 6:00 pm tomorrow. I called Angelo Bond and he is setting something up
that I can be included in on. Finally, I am happy with my work. Strategy is
together. Write hits, and then place hits; it’s just that simple.’
‘I also spoke with Terry Powell
and he is ready to bring me a track too and work with me on Nick and his
tracks.’
December 29, 1993
Journal entry:
‘Kenny Johnson is also prepared
to join forces and kick out hits. I called to request a fax of casting sheet
and procedures but Blackstone – Zomba, rep is out of office until January 5,
1994.’
‘Curtis and I discussed which
tunes to send and what the letter should say to Dave Renzer – Zomba, rep  and Drew Dixon – Zomba, rep .’
4:30pm-
‘I am ready to get paid and if
Zomba chooses to believe then it is their loss because baby, I am unstoppable –
with God’s help of course. A good fight always gives me the energy I need to
kick out hits.’
‘I am Ne Ne – Notoriously
Executing New Era.’
 
 
 
a.    
Letter sent to
Zomba/Jive regarding Warner Chapel Deal
Less than a month later, on March 23, 1995
Handwritten Letter sent to Zomba – Re-typed:
Zomba
137-139 W. 25th
Street
New York, NY 10001
Attn: R. B – Zomba,
rep,
It has been brought
to my attention that an artist by the name of Desire (real name Monique), with
the help of Michael Powell, Art & Rhythm’s – Larry Roc Campbell, Paul D.
Allen, and Larry Hatcher has received a 6 album deal with Warner Chapel label
releasing single in May 1995.
{Now how would I have a clue if someone
didn’t tell me and give me specific’s. This is the same public that runs around
breaking their necks to hurt. I was definitely out of the loop but the source
seemed reliable and I did supply a lot of material to all parties included.}
I bring this to your attention because I heard personally and have others confirm blatant similarities to my work and have been derived in full and/or in part from my
copies submitted to Paul D. Allen. of M. Powell’s – Vanguard Studio, Larry Hatcher of Hatcher Hits, Larry Roc Campbell of Art & Rhythm and David R – Zomba, rep .I worked consistent with all parties listed for a period of time. I have split sheet for “Baby Stay With Me” and I heard this finished by her.
I would like for this situation to be taken seriously. In addition, I would like a copy of a detailed Royalty statement for Hi Five’s song, “What can I say to you to justify my love” and a copy of (signed) split sheet for my records.
As a whole, they have collected 30 or more songs from me and they are all on this same project. Larry Roc Campbell
laughed and told me that he received money when I signed with Zomba. How is this possible?
I certainly hope that you will handle my administration of copies of materials that were sent to David R – Zomba, rep; Cherry, Drew D – Zomba, rep, and Kymberlee Thornton –
Zomba, rep. 
Paul D. Allen received a copy and signed split sheets with me. I also have copyrights for the materials:
1.  Why can’t I?
2.
Baby
stay with me
3.
Is the
sex still good
4.
Casual
Love
5.
With
your love
Larry Hatcher
received more than 14 songs. Larry Roc Campbell received more than 20 songs.
Of course, Zomba
received copies of all copy-written materials, see list enclosed.
b.      Completed
Split
sheets for musical works submitted to Zomba
I completed split sheets on shared works and
I required signed agreements for those who chose to work on projects with
me.  I was able to secure four or five
writers under my Production Company, Seven West. 
See bottom for Split Sheet:

Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game!

Chapter 12: Coping
methods

The
music industry has some complex rules regarding how things are done with
regards to how money is distributed. If you work for any particular label or
company, your loyalties are supposed to lie with that company. Back then the labels were structured into five major
labels. Even though people are shuffled amongst the different companies, again,
their loyalties were supposed to remain unscathed.
When
I had my first encounter with writing lyrics, I was living in my home town – Detroit, Michigan.
I wrote for Lee Marcus and Jake Salazar. Lee was connected with the police
department. That was definitely my song lyrics and melody used on that sitcom
prior to Zomba contract.
I
had refused to sign with other production companies because either they offered
no money or they didn’t seem to have my best interest in mind.
I
was encouraged by Detroit
attorneys to sign with Zomba. Then after painstaking months of hard work and
submitting multiple lyrics and melodies, I was subjected to harassment.
I
stepped up for credit and monies for my works and I kept pushing; while Detroit groups were trying
to sabotage.
Remember,
Lee told me of that story of the girl who was robbed of her lyrical credits
then forced to commit suicide. In addition, he was associated to the police who
never had any good intentions for me because of family’s history.
So
here I am, all by myself, stuck listening to all my works on the radio,
fighting for what should be mine. Clueless to what was going on around me.
Lee’s group wasn’t
happy, Larry was in the Hi-Five’s video of the song that was used to present
the contract but he didn’t look happy. As I look back the plan was for Lee’s
group to use me for lyrics, make money and then drive me mad. Jake Salazar was
a co-founder of the Tempo Music Group. A coalition of independent record
companies owned by veteran industry professionals and celebrities such as Anita
Baker/Michael Powell, Sylvia Moy, Martha Reeves, Isaiah Thomas,
Thomas Hearns, John Salley, Lee Marcus, and Leonard Jones among
other prominent business colleagues. They all knew each other and they all were
influential in Detroit.
Getting
back to the rules…It turns out that some of the people that I had worked with
locally were not supposed to or were in conflict with the plans. It felt like a
game was being played within a game and not all the higher ups were in the
know. I am sure that this type of thing is not uncommon but this had some extra
mess added.
 
 
They did not want a woman to succeed; especially me!
 

Why don’t you just die? I am not the one…

 
A young man attempted to berate my
fight for 
 
my rights by referencing the dates as if 
 
violations of my civil rights expires or
that it 
 
does not matter. 
 
 
Chains – 
 
Invisible or Visible 
 
are still…Chains!
There are no Statutes of
Limitations 
 
on Violations of Civil Rights, Threats
and 
 
Intimidation Tactics, Obstruction of
Justice, 
 
mail tampering, deliberate abuse, etc..!
Just because I am Black does not negate
my rights to justice!
 
Just because I am a Woman –
this does not invalidate 
 
my copyrights!
 
 
Just because I am not a man
does not make it 
 
okay to use their positions
and power to 
 
manipulate or orchestrate events 
 
to circumvent justice!
snky crookclown robber
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
 
Everyday and in Every way, 
 
I will fight for my rights to justice. 
 
I could accept it if I had
set out to do harm or if 
 
I had not protected myself with
copyrights and 
 
if I did not maintain thorough
documentation 
 
but for them to just gang up,
line up to take my 
 
materials and then attempt to
cause duress and 
 
influence suicide…

I AM NOT THE ONE!

They sought me out with hate
in their heart!

 

I AM NOT THE ONE!
 
AND 
 
IT’S NOT OKAY