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Recent Proof of official misconduct

Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace 

E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: Friday, April 19, 2016

No one should be able to take your rights openly. Below are just a few examples which demonstrates blatant misconduct.

Why would the police abuse their positions by modifying, adding trumped up, bogus charges and provide false information against one female?

 (This is what shows up when you search criminal background for me. This is supposed to be – Tiwanda Lovelace)
When you seek assistance no one should be able to block, tamper with
or hinder your emailed, mailed or faxed request.
 I have lived in many jurisdictions within  the U.S. from Detroit, Michigan, Atlanta, Georgia, Las Vegas, NV but no one would provide assistance only added to persecution.

There is nothing that anyone can say about  regions, jurisdictions and political reasons why a U.S. citizens rights can be
snaked and bullied away.

 There is nothing that anyone can say to  justify why the public finds it easier to blame one female for racism, sexism
and quiet wars…
EVERYONE can pretend like it is not what it  is and that it is not really happening but everything that is and has been done
leaves a trail.
I intend to expose these atrocities until justice and proper resolution is  reached for (30) thirty years of blatant abuse, deliberate violation of rights  and misconduct.

Most people go about their business and daily grind without any issues, while others are subject to constant questionable violations. I am not carrying the blame for others greed, hate and warring.
Most are able to mail simple packages worry-free and they have faith that their items will reach their destination whole and unhampered.
 
Well, I have definitely mentioned in previous posting that there have been issues with mail tampering but I guess since some find it easy to challenge the validity of previous claims since they were dated.
In my opinion, it has become necessary to once again demonstrate that there are those who are and have been continually abusing their unwarranted access, positions and power to further hinder my efforts to obtain justice and resolution for continued allegations of corruption.
 

PACKAGE 3 U.S.P.S. TRK #RB572662546US -(CLICK TO TRACK)

THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS COPYRIGHTS FOR 

INVISIBLE: LIVING IN AMERICA WITHOUT RIGHTS!
(Perfect bound 290 pages of documented proof).

 Exposing corruption, civil rights violations, copyright infringements, etc…

PACKAGE U.S.P.S. TRK #RB572662529US -(CLICK TO TRACK)

 
THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS COPYRIGHTS FOR  PLATINUM 30/40/50 PROGRAM 


(Multiple Comb-bind booklets, Agreements, Comic Strip series which seriously depict the trials and tribulations that victims of this system allows to transpire.)This program is meant to encourages educating our future aspiring Artist to learn from my experiences by utilizing my publications which demonstrates tactics and methods used to steal the artist lives. Exposing corruption, civil rights violations, copyright infringements, etc…

I sent these (2) TWO other packages,  BOTH;  PRIORITY 2-DAY REGISTERED MAIL 

IT WAS 30 HOURS BEFORE THIS PRIORITY MAIL EVEN LEFT LAS VEGAS, NV (3 X’S LONGER THAN OTHER) THEN WENT THROUGH JAMAICA, NY IT TOOK (4) FOUR DAYS FOR PRIORITY PLUS REGISTERED MAIL TO GET TO WASHINGTON…

THIS PACKAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 AND WHY WOULD IT BE NECESSARY TO RE-ROUTE THROUGH JAMAICA, NY…?

I understand that there are no deliveries on Saturday and Sunday, but clearly if it was not rerouted to Jamaica, New York…it would arrived on time FRIDAY, APRIL .17, 2015.

IT TOOK (4) FOUR DAYS TO GET TO WASHINGTON…

 PREVIOUS PACKAGES SENT TO MI AND GA, WAS DIRECT DELIVERY AND A DAY EARLIER.

I RECENTLY DECIDED THAT I WILL CONTINUALLY, PERSIST WITH MY EFFORTS TO EXPOSE THE CONTINUED, DELIBERATE VIOLATIONS OF MY CIVIL RIGHTS, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS, AND MANY OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR AND MUCH MORE…

I mailed very important a total of (4) four packages. (2) two on April 14, 2015 and another (2) two on April 15, 2015… Please review package and tracking information below for proof of undeniably questionable mail tampering in 2015.

Although I have previously copyrighted materials in the past, I have never sent them REGISTERED and PRIORITY MAIL.

REGISTERED MAIL is a service offered by the United States Post Office that is supposed to guarantee security of your package by keeping your package under lock and key during transit.

REGISTERED MAIL service also requires a signature of each postal worker that comes in contact with your package during delivery.

PACKAGE 1- U.S.P.S. TRKG #
9114999944313517620195 (CLICK # TO TRACK)

I MAILED A COPY OF A COMPLAINT AGAINST A GEORGIA JUDGE – TO THE JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION REGARDING

Georgia Northern District Atlanta Division – Civil Action Fie No. 1:03-CV-0925-WSD
Tiwanda Lovelace, Pro Se Plaintiff
Vs.
Dekalb County Police Department, Defendant
Hon. Judge William Duffey

This complaint alleges judicial misconduct and violations of civil right.

Shipped PRIORITY 2-DAY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015 –

AFTER 13 HOURS, THIS PRIORITY MAIL LEFT LAS VEGAS, NV.

Tracking shows package traveled DIRECT from LAS VEGAS, NV TO GEORGIA…
WITHIN 2 DAYS!

PACKAGE 2 – U.S.P.S. TRKG # 9114999944313517620218

(CLICK # TO TRACK)

I MAILED A COPY OF A COMPLAINT AGAINST A MICHIGAN JUDGE – TO THE MICHIGAN JUDICIAL TENURE COMMISSION REGARDING EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN, SOUTHERN DIVISION – CASE NO. – 96-72270
Tiwanda Lovelace, Pro Se Plaintiff Vs. Zomba Music Publishing, INC. and BMI, Defendant – Hon. Judge Bernard Friedman

This complaint alleges judicial misconduct, courts ignoring violence, COURTS CLERKS hindering justice by manipulating, editing and mislabeling filings, violations of civil right failure to uphold the law.

Shipped PRIORITY 3-DAY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015 – ORIGINAL EXPECTED DELIVERY WAS APRIL 16, 2015 BUT WAS DELAYED 1 DAY.

AFTER 13 HOURS, THIS PRIORITY MAIL FINALLY LEFT LAS VEGAS, NV.

BUT WHY DID THE OTHERS TAKE 30 HOURS TO LEAVE LAS VEGAS, NV…

Tracking shows package traveled DIRECT from LAS VEGAS, NV TO MICHIGAN…
WITHIN 3 DAYS!

ITEM REFLECTS THAT IT WAS DELIVERED AT 9:11 AM (SHADY)

How many other citizens have these mail issues? Convenient delays…but the real question that needs to be asked is, ‘What are the odds of these copyrights and complaints have of being delayed?’ 


Why did it take so many hours before leaving Las Vegas, NV?  You cannot block or hinder mail unless you know when it is being sent…


What are the odds that those 30 hours were used to manipulate submissions? Why else would these violations be allowed to continue, if not due to corruption and abuse.


Again, who do you think would be able to delay mail that is supposed to be under lock and key? 


Is it a coincidence that the MAIL that is being sent and most likely ‘gutted’ would expose the most heinous of acts thrust upon individuals forced to live as outcast by those in positions of making a difference while the public scorns.


With each attempt to obtain assistance or with each effort, I am faced with additional hardship or pressure to succumb due to lack of support and ostracism. 


Each instance of hindering justice, ignoring  and blocking resolution by mail tampering only continues to violate my civil rights. 


No one should be refused the same opportunities and rights guaranteed by the constitution to exercise these rights that are denied when mail that is being sent to proper officials. 


MY ALLEGATIONS ARE TRUE AND CAN BE SUBSTANTIATED BY THE FULLY COMPLETED, WHOLE DOCUMENTS, PUBLICATIONS, PHOTOS, RECORDINGS, VIDEOS, ETC…EACH, THAT I SUBMIT 


BUT IF THESE ITEMS CAN BE DELAYED OR HINDERED THIS CLEARLY WOULD

DEMONSTRATE HOW INDIVIDUALS WITH POWER CAN CONTINUE TO ENSLAVE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS FOR DECADES. 


I EXPERIENCED SIMILAR TACTICS WHEN ATTEMPTING TO UTILIZE OTHER OUTLETS FOR MY PUBLICATIONS…MY PRODUCT WAS REPEATEDLY MISREPRESENTED. 


Further supporting documentation is available in the tabs above this blog!

If you search the police records for Tiwanda Lovelace…You will find blatant false

information and I am sure that you see that this is not ME shown below….

 Official Misconduct – ‘Under Color of Law’

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.

THIS WARRANT WAS ISSUED ALTHOUGH I WAS REPORTING AS DIRECTED BY COURTS…(As shown below)

 

 

THIS WARRANT HAS LEAD TO REPEATED LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

dept of housing 
 
LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT
MULTIPLE COPYRIGHT
INFRINGEMENTS!

I didn’t expand on the fact that a warrant was issued  conveniently during the days when I was suffering through  retaliation and my torturous days of being forced to listen to all 
my ‘gutted’ works on the radio, etc… 

The timing of the execution of this warrant was in sync with  everything that was going on around my trials with seeking  assistance from attorneys and all of the many groups. I had 
filed the copyrights listed below and they were processed just  months prior to the illegally obtained warrant being issued. 


1. PAU001720136 / January 7, 1993 “Collection I – Tiwanda.” 

Lovelace, Tiwanda, 1967 – 18 SONG LYRICS AND 

MELODIES, 1 RAP, 2 POEMS 

2. PAU001721382 / March 4, 1993 “Collection II – Tiwanda.” 

Lovelace, Ne Ne – 6 SONG LYRICS AND MELODIES, 

 

SONGS LISTED IN CONTRACT AND PROVIDED TO
 
ZOMBA UNDER 50/50 CO-PUBLISHING AGREEMENT!
LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT
WHEN COURTS IGNORED ACTUAL VIOLENCE
‘So, let me get this right…I imagined my house getting shot up, 
double homicide, children and sister assaulted. 
 
The judge could have assigned counsel or made another 
decision. Talk about getting assaulted, I felt violated all over 
again.
I agree my letter to the court was emotional but it didn’t negate my request in accordance Federal Rules of Civil procedure, Rule 16 (a)(b)(c); Also under U.S.C., Title 15 28,19,49; Under 28 U.S.C, 1915(d) – Plaintiff request counsel be assigned…preventing protraction due to lack of management.
AND
THE COURTS ATRIBUTING ACTUAL VIOLENCE WITH MYSOGINIST RESPONSE
(BY THE WAY MY COMPLAINT WAS AMMENDED TO COMPLY WITH
FEDERAL RULES…)

I’M LITTERALLY TRAPPED AND THEY GOT ME SURROUNDED…

“For over two decades…Officials – while acting ‘under color of law,’ circumvented justice, hindered and enslaved daughter of man accused of murdering a Police Officer!’ 

How would you react if you lived in a world where ANYONE could do ANYTHING to you for decades and no one would interfere or stop them because the ‘system’ is profiting from stealing your life? 

While being victimized, ostracized, isolated and placed under continued pressure to end her own life, she was advised that profits, proceeds and royalties were confiscated and given to the slain officer’s family.

If it was not this message, it was other repeated negative comments used to instill some kind of sense ‘hopelessness.’I believe that officials involvement and possible association with the copyright infringements within music industry has had negative results that have affected many lives because when I fought for my rights to musical works that I had copy-written – violence ensued.

I have tried everything within my means to try obtain assistance but using the mail and emails have been thwarted because of those in position are able to impede.

I recently walked into a local F.B.I. Office in Las Vegas, NV regarding multiple major criminal activity but even with proof of judicial misconduct, criminal acts (including rape and murder) but they shrugged it off.
No one should be able to take your rights
openly but when ANYONE can take from
you and the ‘system’ refuses to uphold the law…
then they are worse than those that they sit in
judgment against becoming bullies.
The real question is whether
I am being persecuted because of who I am
or for what others have done
or because of who I am
or because of my attempts to gain freedom
or are people just hating on anyone trying to rise above
 
the madness and be free?
I have never been informed, addressed or consulted in any of these years that  I have been blamed, subjected, refused assistance, ignored, posted up and vilified!

 

 THE ONLY MESSAGE WAS FOR ME TO DIE, DIE AND DIE!
I signed up for Bebo and this is the first thing that
the Bebo Team posted with my Avatar:
Coincidentally, I am without housing again…
Can you tell me why this is acceptable that I have to fight everyone?
AND YOU THINK THAT I AM SUPPOSED TO JUST LET GO OF
DELIBERATELY INDUCED VIOLATIONS?
FOR MORE DEFINITIVE PROOF OF CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT, ETC…SEE PREVIOUS POST ALONG WITH MORE PROOF OF A MODERN DAY SLAVERY!
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Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace Bio Email Website | Twitter | YouTube | Online Store

E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: Friday, February 7, 2016

https://requestforlegalhelp.com/

The  purpose of these publications and website’s are to assist with obtaining legal representation with regards to multiple allegations involving a number of illegal activities.  This website organizes and compiles the supporting documentation so that each incident can be addressed properly by a legal professional in their field or category.

Please take the time necessary to review my requests for assistance and let me know whether you are willing to consider helping me to obtain proper representation. The information provided represents a small portion of the supporting documentation which substantiates each allegation. In order to review more, login is required so please refer to the emailed request for login credentials.

I am constantly misrepresented by those who are in a position to thwart justice and I do not have to tell you how people rally against you when suing governmental agencies; such as, the police. The first thing that individual may face, is an attempt to discredit or minimize the major negligent and deliberate violations. No one realizes that supporting these methods only further condones continued injustice. 

Again, I recognize that this is an extremely difficult task but I have faith that this can be remedied. 

 
UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICESPROOF: UNFAIR COMPETITION / 

 

 

Each Seller listed has the same description as CreateSpace/Amazon!

CreateSpace has provided the option to work with Amazon.com and KDP Select Book services. They send the
pricing to Amazon and has additional options available to *Bookstores and Online Retailers. 
They also offer *CreateSpace Direct.
*Bookstores and Online Retailers
By enabling this channel, you can make your book available to thousands of major online and
offline bookstores and retailers, and expand the size of the potential audience for your books.
 
**CreateSpace Direct
By enabling this channel, you can make your books available to certified resellers such as independent bookstores and book resellers. The CreateSpace Direct program allows eligible resellers to buy
books at wholesale prices directly from CreateSpace.
I noticed that when I offered one price, suddenly there was lower prices and other sellers available on both eBay and Amazon. I have an agreement with CreateSpace where I chose my book price and then THAT information is sent to Amazon.
 
 As Managing Member of Seven West Productions, LLC & Author of these titles…I opted out of the option to utilize other sellers shortly after realizing that I was in competition with other sellers of my own books. 
 
In over (2) two years, NO SALES REPORTED!
 
If No Sales were reported, then how is it that my book are showing available (New and Used) from so many other sellers listed.
 
I checked for sales with CreateSpace, Ingram Sparks, Lightning Source, Kobo and Smashwords; YET,
 
THEY ALL REPORTED NO SALES!
 

If my products were not in conflict with a billion dollar industry would their be this much opposition?

UPDATE

*NOW AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE PLAY AND GOOGLE BOOKS

MUSIC, MURDER AND MAYHEM – A TRUE STORY!

MUSIC BUSINESS: IT’S A DIRTY GAME!

INVISIBLE: LIVING IN AMERICA WITHOUT RIGHTS!

While promoting and marketing the following titles, Seven West Productions, LLC has faced multiple acts that can easily be described as Unfair Trade Practices and Unfair Competition.

These Titles shown below, shed light on the darkest parts of the music business AND the ‘system’ that uses and/or allows this industry to operate with impunity!

MUSIC BUSINESS: IT’S A DIRTY GAME!

Music, Murder and Mayhem – A True Story!

INVISIBLE: Living in America without Rights!

When an entity interferes or when too many instances of convenient tampering or editing of websites and blogs sites, deliberately interfering with a competitors business interest by blocking content and/or impeding a competitors sales can at the least contribute to Unfair Trade Practices among the many other criminal and/or questionable activities.

Google Search shows my book for $0.99 but of course this is not correct. Amazon
has the correct price $19.99 but Google displayed this search results. Yes, I
have asked them to remove listing repeatedly.
Finally, I was able to have MusicBusiness: It’s a Dirty Game! – removed from their Google Books and Google Play websites.


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In an effort to maintain day to day operations, I am in the process of developing a few projects with resins, wires, framed art, marketing ideas and campaigns that will hopefully lead to having a storefront. I really find peace and tranquility when I am creating so actually having others take an interest is an added blessing.

Thank you again for your interest and consideration,

Tiwanda Lovelace
 
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Framed Art
 
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Seven West Productions, LLC has also compiled a set of publications which demonstrate firsthand what traps await our young aspiring artist by providing detailed information regarding methods and tactics used. 

There are no other books that will provide extensive knowledge regarding their process.  

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.

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Your Rights CAN Be Deprived!

Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace 

E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: December 14, 2015, Updated February 7, 2016

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Your Rights CAN Be deprived!

This post has been moved to ‘tab’ listed above as:

BREAKING NEWS: Officials acting ‘Under Color of Law!’ 

For supporting documentation for allegations, Visit: http://RequestForLegalHelp.com
In my situation, one of the first things that I did was to seek counsel. I sought legal counsel in Michigan, Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA. I contacted a number of groups, agencies and organizations across the world for assistance but even with copyrights, 50/50 major music publishing contract, public records, search warrants, etc no one would help. Instead, I was blamed for atrocities and kept in the dark. 

While behind the scenes, the hurting of others continue so that they will hate you too…this is not a game!
 
It’s 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.




 

After being targeted for one or both reasons, I have had multiple musical works that I have created –
stolen, gutted, and used to inflict harm against me while the system profits. Take a moment to look up the words Keptocracy!
 
These same works generated hundreds of millions of dollars for others; yet, I received nothing but
threats. Instinctively knowing that there is a definite connection between the use of my works and my inability to receive any type of assistance in bringing the culprits to justice. This is difficult to accept especially after presenting supporting documents to substantiate my claims.
 
These continued incidents are instigated in the hopes that this will ensure that no one will support your fight for justice.
 
Those in or associated with the music industry have engaged in, encouraged and have allowed violent acts to incur solely due to their pride, greed and hate. 

In addition, for over two decades…Officials – while acting ‘under color of law,’ circumvented justice, hindered and enslaved daughter of man accused of murdering a Police Officer!
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 because whoever is behind this is in position to hide the truth.Officials under collaboration with a billion dollar industry has used courts, judges, power, positions and connections with Music Business to exact revenge and for the purposes of making a profit from enslaved individuals. Who would you choose?

How would you react if you lived in a world where ANYONE could do ANYTHING to you for decades and no one would interfere or stop them because the ‘system’ is profiting from stealing your life? 

It’s not like no one knows about this blatant corruption but it is sad that people can stand by idly and do nothing when it is clear that this is so wrong. 



ATTENTION LEGAL PROFESSIONALS!!!

For supporting documentation for allegations, Visit: http://RequestForLegalHelp.com

Everything in these Articles and Books are based on fact and can be substantiated with documentation from public record. I only wish that I had someone take the time to share even a tiny bit of the information with me prior to my decision to pursue a career in the music industry.

 
I feel that these Articles and books differ because it doesn’t just give you words from one person’s viewpoint, it provides step by step documentation proving how the artist works are stolen and how they are able to continue stealing lives with this modern day form of enslavement.


 

THIS IS HOW INJUSTICE CONTINUES AND IS MISREPRESENTED AS A LACK OF EDUCATION WHEN THE PROBLEM IS THE LACK OF DECENCY AND CONSIDERATION.
 
NOT TO MENTION CORRUPTION, MAIL TAMPERING, MURDER, INTIMIDATION…
I CAN SEE HOW THIS CAN BE MISREPRESENTED AS A LACK OF EDUCATION… 
 
ESPECIALLY, WHEN NO ONE QUESTIONS!

JUSTICE HAS BECOME A POPULARITY CONTEST!

 


Help support my Booster Campaign to obtain legal representation @ http://www.booster.com/undercoloroflaw

 
 
These book use a contract with major music publisher, copyrights, court records, personal experience and more to demonstrate tactics used to steal, oppress and destroy lives.

Find the answers to the many questions regarding how the music industry and this ‘system’ continues to operate with impunity in E.O.A.A. Educating Our Aspiring Artist  Weekly Articles Sponsored by SWP, LLCSubscribe!

ATTENTION LEGAL PROFESSIONALS!!!

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RAPE, ROBBERY AND INTIMIDATION HAS BECOME AN ACCEPTABLE PRACTICE WITH ANY JUSTIFIABLE EXPLANATION
 
FOR DECADES, YOU CAN BE PUBLICLY VIOLATED AS LONG AS THOSE IN POSITIONS CAN MISREPRESENT AND PROFIT!
 
PROOF @
 

BREAKING NEWS: Officials acting ‘Under Color of Law,’

 
 

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When you seek help, your efforts are blocked, hindered by mail tampering, use of technology to block emails, etc…

 

Still Fighting For My Rights..

Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace 

E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: Friday, August 12, 2015 Updated August 17, 2015

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Still Fighting For My Rights…

As much as I would like to spend my time blogging, I have had to focus my attention on other pressing matters – like shelter, etc….


I need you to take a minute and review this blog, my other blogs and websites…review the many years of deliberate abuse, deprivation of rights, major entities and groups that have blatantly bullied, harassed, persecuted and blamed for their atrocities. 


I have been completely disrespected, betrayed, sacrificed, scorned, robbed and violated. I raised my children up right. I have never been strung out on drugs nor do I have any issues with alcohol. I am a well-rounded individual, with good sense. I am a decent human being. I have always been a hard working and innovative person so why is it that I have to be forced to be subjected to such disrespect by all?


These deliberate atrocities and deprivation of rights has not only been ignored but encouraged for decades….


LET ME BE AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE…

I WILL LET GO UNTIL THIS IS 
 
PROPERLY ADDRESSED!


I am working on my next title which will be right to the point so that readers won’t have to scan 300+ pages before they receive the shockingly unbelievable truth about what actually happened behind the scenes to ensure the continued deprivation of rights through blame for loss of life. 



This next title will clearly provide the cold hard Truth and only focusing on the corruption cover-ups, violence, rapes, intimidation and bullying perpetrated for the purposes of justifying deliberate atrocities and the continued violation and deprivation of rights. 


As many are already aware, the more that you stand up for yourself, the harder the fight. I have been forced to fight many battles recently; old and new so this has taken a lot of time from my business ventures. 


I am in the process of relocating so my articles will cease for now but please feel free to browse my previous post to review valuable information regarding your future endeavors.


I have spent many years combating the worst of the worst kinds of people and no matter where your interest lie, if you are aspiring for more out of life…the information found on this blog can assist in preparing you for the way the world really works for most rather than how your were taught.


People are constantly saying, ‘that’s the past’ but sweetheart – this is happening today!


In all of my years, one thing is clear…I am allegedly supposed to be an uneducated idiot or that I am supposed to just lay down and die because I am unpopular with a lot of popular, well-connected individuals and groups that are insistent on blatantly ignoring human and civil rights.


I assure you that this was not an intelligent thing to do to someone who has already experienced firsthand, obstruction of justice at the hands of the Courts.


It has been decades of this premeditated acts so I have also attempted to send a fax request to the FBI – DC/VA AND FBI – GA,  regarding blatant criminal activity, civil rights violations, corruption and obstruction of justice. I sent an email to the email addresses that were listed and according to my email server, the messages were successful. 


However, I am concerned that I will receive the same results as when I walked (in person) into the FBI office in Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas office showed no interest in pursuing any criminal activity; which included allegations of rape, murder, civil rights violations, mail tampering, etc…It would appear that the modern day response is, ‘Deny, Ignore, deny…!’


That same day, I get a phone call from an alleged ‘loved one’ advising me that I am not welcome at their house…Coincidence?


So once again, I have followed the rules only to have snakes counter my actions which only provides time for more abuse and opportunity for those who refuse to take responsibility to rape, violate, harass and persecute while others idly, sit in judgment.


Due  to my extensive, supporting documentation, I was hoping to have obtained some legal assistance or at least found some human beings that can actually help by now.


Let me be clear, I am still seeking proper resolution because what you call ‘the past’ is still being used to deprive me of Life, Liberty and Justice. What’s worse is that it is not ‘my past’ but others ‘past’ that I am being forced to carry. I was born into this and all I wanted to do was to write…WOW!


I am on my way back to Las Vegas, NV and as nice as the weather is…it is never a good time for me! I know that they have been missing me (with every bullet so far)!


I guess that I will still be fighting until I can finally reach some human beings that don’t  blame me for things that were never in my control! On that note, I forgot to mention the constant mocking (that I also have recorded) about ‘sob stories’…I must mention that the only real ‘sob story’ is that we live in a society that ALLOWS the deprivation of rights publicly for decades.


Please review the detailed information listed in the attached PDF file or visit the URL below :


General Request for assistance with major corruption
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YOU’VE BEEN WARNED

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?

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Invisible: Living in America without Rights!
 
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
 
That’s more help then I ever received from anyone…
 
 
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VIDEO – LEFT FOR DEAD

Created & Written By Tiwanda ‘Ne Ne’ Lovelace 
E.O.A.A. Weekly News Article: Friday, May 1, 2015
 

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WHO WOULD YOU TURN TO?

Each of these individuals and members of certain groups have 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 police and officials have not responded to or addressed multiple complaints and allegations from the daughter of slain Police Office, Stanley Rapaski and Cass Czerwinski. I can’t help but wonder if Czerwinski is related to Democratic Representative Joseph C. Czerwinski because whoever is behind this is in position to hide the truth.

 
All violations from and including; civil rights violations, mail tampering, intimidation, rape and murder have been ignored.

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.

FACT: 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.

Because these groups could not profit, I have been led to believe that they are threatening all other groups or individuals from assisting.
 

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?

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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What if you were posted up, displayed and misrepresented without your knowledge or consent?

How would you react if you lived in a world where ANYONE could do ANYTHING to you for decades and no one would interfere or stop them because the ‘system’ is profiting from stealing your life?

No one has ever said anything to me regarding why I have to be subjected to having no rights to Life, Liberty and Justice!

Well this is being done openly from Michigan to Atlanta and currently here in Las Vegas, NV. Yeah, I can’t wait to hear this…

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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?

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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