Saturday, April 17, 2021

Criminals Gone Wild: UNRELEASED FOOTAGE



This is behind the scenes footage that was featured on the original Criminals Gone Wild DVD filmed in 2007. This footage was NEVER released on the internet. I forgot that this edit existed until I was looking through my old hard drives the other day. Check out all 3 of the Criminals Gone Wild movies below.

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild" ► http://youtu.be/l6tnQyL0Ems

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild 2: Menace II Humanity" ► https://youtu.be/dMRVM6SHQmk

Watch "Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions" ► https://youtu.be/Ozt-wdIw_c4

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

How To OWN YOUR MASTERS | Copyright | Publishing | Music Business Advice



How To OWN YOUR MASTERS | Copyright | Publishing | Music Business Advice

What does it mean to "OWN YOUR MASTERS"? A master recording is the official and original recording of a song, sound or performance. Also referred to as "masters", it is the source from which all the later copies are made. This is Part Two of my session with E.Z. Cin, who is a talented songwriter, composer & guitarist who had several questions about copyright, master recordings, split sheets, music publishing and more. In this video, I discuss counter claiming copyright takedown notices, how to secure and own your master sound recordings, having all of your paperwork in order including split sheets, an artist manager's roles in the music business, getting electronic signatures and more. Check out the video and make sure you Like the video. Leave your feedback and thoughts in the comment section below and make sure you subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

How To Properly SPLIT UP A SONG | Music Publishing 101



How To Properly SPLIT UP A SONG | Music Publishing 101

In this consultation, I speak with E.Z. Cin, a songwriter, composer & guitarist who had several questions about split sheets and music publishing. In this video, we discuss work-for-hire agreements, split sheets and how to properly split up a song. I also discuss Digital Performance Royalties and cover several real life examples of how things can go wrong if you do not properly use split sheets and give credit to other songwriters and composers that you may have been inspired by. I also talk about the Vice video titled "The Story of "Thong Song" by Sisqó". Check out the video and make sure you Like the video. Leave your feedback and thoughts in the comment section below and make sure you subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

How To Start an LLC WITHOUT Paying a Lawyer



How To Start an LLC WITHOUT Paying a Lawyer

If you want to learn how to set up an LLC online and without hiring a lawyer, this is the video for you. I show you exactly how I set up an LLC for my new business in under 30 minutes, step-by-step. I've set up several successful LLCs and in this video I want to show you exactly how. LLC stands for "limited liability company." An LLC is one type of legal entity that can be formed to own and operate a business. LLCs are popular because they provide the same limited liability as a corporation, but are cheaper and easier to form and run. If you're starting a new business and expect money to start flowing in soon, then I suggest starting an LLC.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How Jay-Z STEALS Artists from SMALL Record Labels



How Jay-Z STEALS Artists from SMALL Record Labels In this clip from a consultation session last week, I discuss starting your own record label, signing artists, publishing and loyalty. I also discuss how Houston, TX based artist Megan Thee Stallion recently sued her record label, 1501 Entertainment, after she wanted to renegotiate her record deal. Megan signed a 360 deal with baseball star Carl Crawford's record label 1501 Entertainment, a few years back. After reaching stardom, it was reported that Jay-Z's management company, Roc Nation, reached out to Megan regarding their interest in managing her career. Shortly after the news that Megan was going to be working with Roc Nation, reports started to surface that Megan was in talks of suing her record label, due to her wanting to renegotiate her agreement with 1501. Usually when up and coming artists gain fame, various management companies will gain interest in the artist. Management companies will want to see your contracts and offer advice on your behalf, but this practice is known in law as "tortious interference". Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, in the common law of torts, occurs when one person intentionally damages someone else's contractual or business relationships with a third party, causing economic harm. Whether intentional or not, you should not interfere with other people's financial agreements. This is how Jay-Z and other artists management companies steal artists from smaller independent labels. I recently won a six-figure lawsuit a few years ago due to unscrupulous artists, management companies and lawyers who will cut anyone's throat to get ahead in life and in business. The music business can be great, but it can also be dirty. Loyalty may play a major part in your success in the music business. Is your loyalty based on how much you can get paid or is it based on your true belief in yourself and your team / situation? I don't put much faith in loyalty nowadays. What are your thoughts? Check out the video and make sure to Like, Comment, Share this video and Subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Monday, February 1, 2021

How DIDDY Made MILLIONS from Music Publishing



In this clip from a consultation session, I speak with an entrepreneur from Florida named Nuko. We talk about setting up a publishing company and I also discuss with her how Sean "P. Diddy" Combs set up a successful publishing company along with his hit record label Bad Boy Records. I've always respected Diddy as an entrepreneur and I've heard several stories about his rise to success and fame. One of the stories that I've heard dealt with him taking large sums of his artists publishing royalties. In the 90s, record labels spent lots of money to market their artists, so the labels taking a portion of the artists publishing money can be justified. Musicians depend on publishing royalties and artists often regret signing publishing deals later in life, when their music and touring revenue begins to slow down. Some of these publishing deals are straight up predatory. Music artists are often unemployed and in need of money and artists often sign deals without consultation. A record label or publishing company may offer the artist an advance, which means cash in their hands right now. This is how the music business works and this is why labels like young and naive artists. You can't hate on a business man or woman for trying to make a profit. The whole point in being in business, is to profit. No one is in business to lose. You must try your best to never take business personally, even though business and finance has an affect on your livelihood. I also share the story of the day I received my first publishing check in the mail. Check out the video and make sure to Like, Comment, Share this video and Subscribe to the channel if you haven't already.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions CAUGHT On Stick Up Cameras



"Home Invasions Caught on Stick Up Camera" is a documentary that covers 100% REAL home invasion burglaries caught on stick up cameras such as Ring, Nest and Wyze. Watch as unsuspecting homeowners are caught off guard by brazen criminals who have no concern for the law and don't mind showing their face on camera. In this series, we investigate frightening daytime home invasions when you least expect it, burglars who dress up in disguise to gain your trust, unscrupulous women who help burglars set up home invasions, brave men & women who fight back to defend their family and the latest home security devices that will help keep you 10 steps ahead of unwanted intruders. This is Criminals Gone Wild: Home Invasions CAUGHT On Stick Up Cameras.