Let’s Face the Music!
Let’s face it, even though you may or may not have ties to the music business – you have heard some of the horror stories associated with the business. Although many lives are continuously lost, many aspiring artist are still sending in their demos and running to give their musical works away hoping to make their dreams come true.
For decades we have all heard about artist not getting paid but the first thing you think is one of the following:
1. They did not have their copyrights or they failed to protect their work…Or
2. They did not have legal representation…Or
3. You may actually believe that the individual was at fault….Or
4. You may think they it would never happen to you.
I used to think this was the case but I was so WRONG!
Although many have protected themselves in every way, many artist, writers and producers have been denied the opportunity to even pursue their claims and are forced to fight for their rights.
1. It’s not just a simple matter of another artist taking credit or a simple issue of copyright infringements. It’s not just about the music!
2. The initial lawyer will encouraged signing a standard contract with low figures. They may not tell you that when the deal sours or goes bad, that you will need tens of thousands for a legal retainer.
3. They will not tell you about the major issues with ‘conflict of interest between entertainment attorneys within the music industry.
4. They will not tell you about the fact that the courts will not even review your evidence because the ‘system’ is set in place to deny you any other recourse.
5. They will not tell you those behind the scene will be putting too much emphasis on trying to use the music for dual purposes and the ‘double dealing.’
6. They will not tell you that those rights that you believe that you have and are counting on having are simply non-existent when your claims involves millions of dollars and well connected individuals.
Dual Purpose Use: This is when after signing, the artist works are utilized against the aspiring artist in an effort to induce harm and even suicidal responses from the helplessness of being unable to secure representation or assistance.
Double-Dealing: This is when the aspiring artist’s compositions, lyrical works and compilations are spread across multiple labels for use and to be ‘gutted!’ In some cases, this is after falling victim to the ‘twisted’ contract presented by local production company or some want to be ‘slick’ producer.
FYI: Personally, I was encouraged by legal counsel and I only signed a single 50/50 co-publishing agreement with a major music publisher- Zomba.
There were no other management or production agreements to justify non-payment for the numerous works that I submitted under Seven West Productions.
I never received a dime for all of my ‘works’ but I was forced to listen to my ‘gutted’ works reach the top of the charts. However, I received many threats, persecution and intimidation methods used to insist that I surrender.
Apparently, it is an acceptable behavior to refuse compensation for many individuals.
I guess that the thought of actually paying people for their hard work and encouraging treating aspiring artist like human beings is completely out of the question.
The truth of the matter is that they give you so many enemies and physically hurt too many people to the point where you have to deal with an over-whelming amount of opposition. Don’t be naive and believe that these entities won’t take it to the ‘streets!’
Of course, there are many different groups that can actually provide some kind of shelter but it depends on how far down the figurative ‘rabbit-hole’ that you have gone. It depends on how much damage has ensued while you were tending to your ‘wounds.’
Remember, this ‘business’ has eyes and ears everywhere and they saw you coming before you arrived on the scene.
Being properly aligned doesn’t necessarily ensure that all your dreams will come true instantly.
In fact; when you stand up to defend your work, you may be interfering with someone’s million dollar deal or cause conflict amongst very dangerous groups.
Instead, these subjected artist, writers and producers are forced into ‘gladiator’ type scenarios where hate filled crowds provoke and prepare to be entertained by the violence among friends and foes. Each, ferociously fighting each other in a battle to the death over royalties.
These aspiring artist, writers and producers must first get through a gauntlet paved with haters whose sole purpose is to destroy and prevent you from progressing or getting anywhere and even worse.
My point is that I don’t think that you can really compare the music industry to other industries because other industries are held accountable when they blatantly violate individuals.
This cannot be said about the music business because they operate with impunity for decades! Their victims deserve more than being accused of being bitter or embittered.
It is your decision as to whether you choose to ignore the recommendations and warnings regarding conducting business from experienced individuals those in that industry.
Every week, we provide information related to shedding light on the darkest parts of the Music industry and we expose the ‘system’ that allows these illegal activities to continue to operate with impunity.
I would like to encourage you to read up on what’s really going on before you jump in with both feet. Even if you feel like you are well connected and have support, be prepared and fully equipped by learning about the tactics and methods used to steal lives.
In my articles and books, I provide actual steps that can be taken in order to avoid pitfalls and I provide information to assist in preventing victims.
For more detailed information, please review previous articles and actual documentation which supports all accusations and proves unethical, illegal activities which are supported by the ‘system’ that is supposed to protect your rights!
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These titles clearly describes how some of these individuals work together to conspire against their own artist and others.
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Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace of Seven West Productions, LLC has been in the music industry since 1991, our company has more than 21 years of experience. She is now determined to help others before they sign a contract with a major company. It is her goal to ensure that every aspiring artist is fully equipped before they sign.
Unlike most authors, Lovelace will not only tell you exactly how it is AND will provide documented proof. I provide uncut truth with a direct approach. These titles are informational and not for entertainment purposes.
SWP has compiled a set of publications which provides detailed information regarding methods and tactics used by the Music Business. These thought driven, life changing publications are not easily accessible through mainstream publishers solely due to the information provided within conflicts with the goals of a billion dollar industry.
Available @: http://shop.7westpublishing.com
These thought driven, life changing publications are not easily accessible through mainstream publishers solely due to the information provided within conflicts with the goals of a billion dollar industry.
Lovelace has created the following publications:
1. Keeping your Children Safe Online: Step by step tutorial and guide to the basics on how parents who are not computer savvy can prevent, limit and supervise their children’s online activities.
2. Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game: This title exposes corruption in the music industry. She proves it using supporting documents, copyrights, public records, court documents, journal entries, and contracts.
ISBN: 978-0-98962253-0 Printed
ISBN: 978-0-9896225-9-2 eBook
3. INVISIBLE: Living without Rights in America:
The court system has been placed under the microscope from the view of the everyday citizen to reveal how it really works for the less fortunate. Therefore, by limiting assistance and preventing Due Process they enslave individuals by using their money, power and positions to deny rights that should be guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.
ISBN 978-0-98962255-4 eBook
4. Music Murder and Mayhem-A True Story: An un-cut non- fiction description of how the music entertainment business murders its artist and writers quietly behind the scenes. People assume that artist just sign bad deals that allow producers or managers to take everything but this is not always the case.
ISBN 978-0-9896225-4-7 Printed
ISBN 978-0-9896225-8-5 Audiobook
ISBN 978-0-9896225-7-8 eBook
5. Antitrust Brief: The Business of Music – Made Visible: View never seen before documents which demonstrate how the Business of Music Operates with Impunity for decades!
There are no other books that provide extensive knowledge. These publications are not easily accessible through mainstream publishers solely due to the information provided within and due to conflicting with the goals of a billion dollar industry.
Throughout the decades, it has been said that I have been subjected to public humiliation and dehumanization because I have not graduated college.
I can assure you that not only have I produced proof of blatant deliberate violations of my human and civil rights inside Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game, Music Murder and Mayhem – A True Story, INVISIBLE: Living in America without Rights -2014!I’m going to need whoever it is that is doing drugs while reading from a script to stop lying to the public!
Stop lying and blaming my deliberate oppression on a lack of a college degree. Going back to college is not going to make greedy lawyers, politicians, racist, liars, bullies and revenge seekers – recognize me as a human being.
Going back to college is not going to make the courts and this system miraculously recognize my valid substantiated claims (that were previously ignored).
Going back to college is not going to erase the lies and blame that has been placed on me and that I have been forced to carry by ruthless cowards!
Going back to college is not going to miraculously give me the rights that I have had repeatedly deprived and stolen from me.
Going back to college is not going to erase the murders of innocents and otherwise; committed by the greedy, the haters and the revenge seekers.
Going back to college is not going to make me forget that a legion of my fellow American citizens, co-workers, friends and family attempted to induce suicidal actions as a result of vilification, alienation and oppression just so that they can continue to hide the truth.
I am glad to disappoint and I would never; especially, when I know better.
My plight is not just about a broken heart, it’s not about greed, and it’s not about revenge. It’s about obtaining true freedom from oppressors who have deliberately used money, power and positions to create a form of enslavement.
My Titles demonstrate decades of torture and abuse.
…IT’S NOT OKAY!