Over the last year, since I’ve been on FACEBOOK, I’ve been amused, angered, touched, and inspired by the postings of my FACEBOOK friend Dan S. White especially some of his own quotable quotes. I asked him to put together this edition of “QUOTES WORTH REMEMBERING” which include some of his favorites as well as his own creations.

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by the other person, it isn’t worth having.

“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” ~Voltaire

Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending and speak without offending.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was about to end, it became a butterfly.

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~ Emily Dickinson

There becomes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.

If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you made me smile and feel good, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

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All quotes without quotation marks are by Dan S. White

Copyright 2011 by Dan S. White

To reach Dan  https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/danstuartwhite?sk=info

bridgehorse@aol.com
bridgehorse@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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After a whirlwind trip of selling dance records around the world, and tracking down a guy in Germany, who bounced a $15,000 check on me, when I get back to LA, I have one of the strangest nights of my life.

My long time friend, Neil Bogart has invited me to the Casablanca records party and concert, for the unveiling of his new group, KISS, at the Century Plaza. Allan Rinde, the head of CBS records west coast A&R waves to me frantically as I walk into the main ballroom, suddenly, an eerie hush comes over the room, and everyone’s eyes are on me! My friend Cecil Holmes, a Casablanca VP, comes over, hugs me, and says, “You’re Alive!!”

I have no idea what he’s talking about, until we’re joined by Allan and some of our friends, who told me that a full page obituary on Artie Wayne, who was a band singer in the ’40s had just appeared in Daily Variety! After having the article read to me over the phone, I spend the next few hours acting lively explaining, that it was the “other” Artie Wayne, who passed away.

After KISS plays an electrifying set, Neil Bogart comes over and says, “Artie, I thought you were dead!” I smile and say, “Neil, you know I’d never miss one of your parties!”

“I Wanna’ Rock and Roll All Nite and party every day!

I Wanna’ Rock and Roll All Nite and party every day!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Env5iMrBjws

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A FEW DAYS AGO I RECEIVED ANOTHER LETTER FROM YOUTUBE…

Dear Publisher or Society:

The National Music Publishers’ Association (“NMPA”), The Harry Fox Agency (“HFA”) and YouTube are excited to offer to all independent music publishers, whether or not affiliated with HFA, and non-U.S. mechanical collection societies who have entered into reciprocal agreements with HFA, the opportunity to opt into a direct license agreement with YouTube that will be administered by HFA (the “YouTube Licensing Offer”). NMPA and HFA have negotiated the terms of the License Agreement with YouTube for the benefit of music publishers.

A CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE PREVENTS ME FROM REPRINTING THE EMAIL (WHICH YOU KNOW I WOULD), BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A ONE SIDED DOCUMENT IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

ANY AGENCY, ORGANISATION, OR PUBLISHER WHO SIGNS THE 11 PAGE AGREEMENT WILL ALSO GET PIECE OF A 4 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FUND (PROVIDED FROM YOUTUBE) ACCORDING TO THEIR SHARE OF THE MARKET…WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO THE AMOUNT OF VIEWS ON YOUTUBE. THIS MEANS PUBLISHERS WHO HAVE EARNED THE MOST FROM OTHER SOURCES, WILL GET THE MOST FROM THIS YOUTUBE APPEASEMENT…WHILE MANY PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY GOT THE VIEWS ON YOUTUBE WILL GET NOTHING!

SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT ALSO MEANS YOU CAN’T COME AFTER YOUTUBE FOR RETROACTIVE PAYMENT. MY GUESS IS THAT ALL OF THESE COMPANIES ARE GRATEFUL FOR ANY KIND OF COMPENSATION THEY CAN GET AT THIS POINT.

MY LATE FRIEND AND CO-WRITER, BEN RALIEGH (“TELL LAURA I LOVE HER”, “WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL”) USED TO TELL ME, “YOU’RE NOT A LAWYER, ART, YOU MIGHT FIND A FEW OBVIOUS THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE OUT OF A CONTRACT, BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT OUGHT TO BE PUT IN?”

IN THIS CASE…HELL YEAH! THERE WAS NO MENTION OF HOW MUCH THEY WOULD PAY FOR EACH YOUTUBE PLAY WHICH IS THE KEY ISSUE HERE!!! THERE WERE ABOUT A DOZEN OTHER POINTS THAT I TAKE EXCEPTION TO, BUT THEY DON’T MEAN ANYTHING UNLESS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT IS RESOLVED FIRST. HOW MUCH WILL YOUTUBE PAY THE PUBLISHER PER VIEW?

ALTHOUGH INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS HAVE THE OPTION TO MAKE THEIR OWN DEAL WITH YOUTUBE, HOW MANY HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ACTUALLY DO SO?

Publishers can also obtain additional information about the program by calling toll free at 1 (888) 430-7225.

The Opt-In Period begins on November 17, 2011 and ends on January 16, 2012. The submission of all necessary forms must be completed electronically through the YouTube website or received by us no later than January 16, 2012 in order for a publisher to participate in the advance described in the YouTube Licensing Offer Overview. This deadline cannot be extended. The NMPA strongly encourages all interested music publishers to carefully review the detailed information in this offer.

REGARDS, ARTIE

P.S.AFTER THE DUST SETTLES, I WONDER, HOW MUCH MONEY WILL THE SONGWRITERS ACTUALLY GET? BUT THAT'S ANOTHER BLOG

 

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Okay, I admit it…I was/am a ruthless self promoter. When I moved to California in 1971 and became general professional manager of Warner Brothers music, I did everything I could to get noticed by the show business community. I would sit by the pool of the Beverly hills hotel and have my secretary page me every few minutes, so the luminaries would know who I was. I also became friendly with members of the Paparazzi, who would take my picture chatting and mingling with the stars.

I remember being at a party with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neil, who hadn’t made their affair public yet. My photographer friend, Andy Kent, snapped a picture of the three of us, which prompted Ryan to beat the shit out of him. I don’t know how Andy did it, but the film was saved and made it to the cover of the National Enquire the following week! ( Andy sued and got a handsome settlement. )

Later that week, I wasn’t able to attend Barbra’s session for “Since I Fell For You” which was in Warner Brothers,”What’s up Doc?”, for fear she would recognize me.

I didn’t see her again until the late 80′s when she came into Allan Rinde’s, Genghis Cohen, a chinese restaurant in a Jewish neighborhood, which I named and hosted. My longtime friend and sometime song writing partner, Richard Baskin came in with Barbra, who was his girlfriend at the time. As Richard and I caught up on old times, she checked out the menu, nervously reminding Richard that their recording session, which he was producing at Cherokee studios across the street, started in 10 minutes.

He told her not to worry because the restaurant would deliver it. I explained to Richard that we didn’t have delivery service. He looked disappointed, but said, “We’re right across the street…Artie, if you bring it over yourself then you can hear what I’ve been cutting with Barbra.” How could I refuse an offer like that, besides my friend Dee Robb, who also owns the studio was engineering the date.

Twenty minutes later, I took a couple of our dinner specials and six egg rolls across the street to the studio. they seemed happy to see me and Barbara stopped the playback to check out the order. Suddenly, the mood changed as she looked over the bill. She was outraged at the price of egg rolls at $1.75 each! She went on and on how the price of our egg rolls were a rip-off, while Richard, Dee and I just looked at each other…then broke out laughing! I reminded her that since the studio was costing $300.00 an hour and she had spent 10 minutes ranting, these were going to be the most expensive eggrolls in history!

After she calmed down and paid the bill, Richard told her about my background in publishing. She asked for a playback of a song she had co-written and asked me for my opinion. I was really impressed and told her how much I admired the song and her underated talent as a writer. Her eyes lit up and for the moment the price of egg rolls was almost forgotten…almost. 

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I’VE GOTCHA’ COVERED!

November 9, 2011

When I was a song plugger back in the ‘60s for Warner Brothers Music, in addition to getting new songs recorded by the hottest artists on the charts, we had to get songs from our catalog cut as well as songs from current films to help promote the movie every time it was played on the radio.

I remember the Warner Raiders (which I nicknamed my professional staff) got over 100 cover records on “The Summer Knows- theme from “Summer of ‘42”, in a three month period, which earned us a lot respect. We also had unexpected hits from the catalog when I updated songs like “You’re 16” for Ringo Starr or super creative casting ideas like getting Al Green to cover, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”.

Today artists and managers realize that song writing and  publishing royalties are sometimes the only source of income from their “Multi-Platinum” CDs, since the  artist is usually charged with everything a company can get away with, including the making of million dollar videos.

When I think back, I remember hearing stories about Beatle manager, Brian Epstein sitting down with Lennon and McCartney and forcing them to write more original songs for economic reasons…Andrew Loog Oldham convinced Jagger and Richards to do the same, which changed the musical direction of two of the greatest “cover” groups of all time!

And speaking of covers, I was there with “Papa” Joe Jackson, the day that Michael and the Jackson 5 left Motown. They were weary of being forced to do “covers” on their albums and “other peoples songs” on their singles. I was able to help Joe get a $25,000 dollar advance, within 48 hours for their sub-publishing around from Freddie Bienstock, for world rights to  songs that were yet to be written by unproven writers (Michael, Randy, and Jackie). The deal ultimately included “Beat it” and most of the compositions on the “Thriller” album!!.

Okay…Okay, The world’s a better place because of these self-generating artists…but how many artists
today are capable of really writing “Great” songs all the time? I’d be happy as a music lover and consumer to have a couple of familiar songs on every CD that I buy. Maybe even one I could sing along with.

I’d like to hear Bruno Mars sing, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, Katy Perry do “MacArthur Park”, Bono and Mary J. Blige kill, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for starters.

WHAT SONG FROM THE PAST WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR REMADE TODAY AND BY WHOM? (YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS BELOW THE ARTICLE)

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In a world where darkness comes with regularly, as sure as the planet Earth revolves, we welcome those people who share their talents and goodness with others. I mean the singing aritsts, songwriters, musicians, producers, and anyone who trie to make a difference.

Daylight savings time is one of renewal, I believe, as it gives us one more hour of sleep to rest our weary bodies, and when we wake up, for most of us, the sun shines in on the world for us, and we have hope and expectations of great joy for a brand new day. I want to take this first day of DST to thank each of you, my friends, my readers, and wish you a great beginning to what will be rolling into a holiday season for us.

We are a family, here on Artie Wayne on the Web, and I just want to tell you all that I love you and appreciate you for being here.

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AS YOU ALL KNOW I LIKE TO TURN PEOPLE ONTO RESOURCES AND WEBSITES THAT HELP US ALL IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS. MY FRIEND ART MUNSON STARTED WHAT IS NOW BEING CALLED A GODSEND TO COMPOSERS AND SONGWRITERS THAT WISH TO PLACE THEIR MUSIC IN MOVIES, TV, COMMERCIALS AND THE MANY NEW MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES THAT SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE   http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/the-music-library-report/
 
NOW HERE’S ART MUNSON TO GIVE US ALL AN UPDATE… 
 
“It has now been over two years since I started my website Since that time the site has grown to over 400 listings of music libraries that specialize in placing music in TV and Films, webcasts, corporate videos and any media that needs music. The emphasis, though, is on TV placements and mainly instrumental music. There are also over 5000 comments from users around the globe. Many of those comments are composer’s experiences working with those libraries as well as comments answering questions and sharing information with each other. This is an invaluable resource if a composer is thinking of working with a music libraries.
 
There are many active threads as well as new features. They include “Newbie Questions”, “Copyright Questions”, “General Questions”, “Collaborations”, “Jukebox” (where composers can feature some of their music) and “Cue Critiques” (where composers can request critiques of their music). The site has also attracted many industry professionals that visit on a regular basis.
 
All in all MLR (Music Library Report) has been, and continues to be, a very rewarding experience for my myself and thousand of composers from around the world.

Art Munson
www.MusicLibraryReport.com
www.MunsongRecords.com

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BACK IN THE ’60S, WHEN I WAS GPM OF WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC, I FOUGHT THE EXPLOITATION OF SONGWRITERS AND HELPED MY FRIENDS, AL CLEAVELAND (“I SECOND THAT EMOTION”, “WHAT’S GOIN’ ON”) AS WELL AS NICK ASHFORD AND VALERIE SIMPSON (“AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH”) ESCAPE FROM MOTOWN.

I NEVER DREAMED THAT 35 YEARS LATER, I’D BE IN THE MIDDLE A BATTLE WI TH AN OLD ADVISARY…I GUESS EVERYTHING OLD IS NEWS AGAIN!

MOTOWN ORGINALLY BOUGHT BY THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP HAS RECENTLY BEEN AQUIRED BY THE VIVENDI MUSIC CONGLOMORATE. AMONG THE TRACKS THEY OWN ARE, “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” AND “TOUCH THE ONE YOU LOVE”, WHICH I CO-WROTE WITH GEORGE CLINTON, JR., AND WERE RECORDED BY MICHAEL JACKSON

THESE TWO SONGS ARE IN FOUR POSTHUMOUS RELEASES, AND I WAS PAID LESS THAN $4000 IN ROYALTIES…

WHEN I STARTED SPOTLIGHTING THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND THEIR QUESTIONABLE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM I STARTED GETTING CONFIDENTIAL E MAILS AND PRIVATE MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO GET WHAT THEY WERE DUE ALSO, BUT WERE AFRAID OF RETALIATION.

I SUGGESTED A CLASS ACTION AUDIT, WHICH WOULD MAKE ECONOMIC SENSE, IF YOU COULDN’T AFFORD YOUR OWN INVESTIGATION. IN THE MEANTIME, I STARTED WRITING ABOUT THE INJUSTICES I WAS DEALING WITH, URGED EVERYONE WHO HAD A PROBLEM WITH UMG, TO SPEAK UP NOW!

I’M HAPPY TO SAY THAT MORE AND MORE OF THAT IS HAPPENING, AND I’M THRILLED TO SAY THAT TWO MORE VOICES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE CHORUS…I MEAN THE CHORALE!!

THE ESTATE OF RICK JAMES, WHOM I DISCOVERED AND SIGNED TO A+M RECORDS, HAS FILED SUIT AGAINST UMG FOR THE UNDERPAYMENT OF ROYALTIES THAT COMES TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS! http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2011/111102jamesa

AND CHUCK D., FROM PUBLIC ENEMY WHOSE RECORD COMPANY DEF JAM RECORDS WAS BOUGHT BY UMG, HAS JUST FILED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY AS WELL http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2011/111102chuckd

IF I WERE VIVENDI I’D BE LOOKING TO SETTLE OUR CLAIMS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE SO THEY CAN GET ON WITH THE MARKETING OF THE ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC CATALOGS IN THE WORLD!

IF “THE MAN” DISABLES “FIGHT THE POWER”…JUST CLICK ONTO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk&feature=related

THANKS TO PAUL RESNIKOFF FOR THE INFO ON THE LAWSUITS 

SPECIAL THANKS TO DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD FOR SPEARHEADING THE CAMPAIGN TO FIND JUSTICE FOR ME STARTING WITH THE TWO SHOCKING ARTICLES SHE WROTE FOR THE NATIONAL EXAMINER LAST WEEK…ARTIE WAYNE VS. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY  http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/artie-wayne-vs-the-music-industry-can-a-nice-guy-finish-firstAS WELL AS PART TWO OF HER SCATHING BEHIND THE SCENE STORY. http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/the-artie-wayne-school-of-music-economics-counting-up-friends-who-count

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WHEN MY FRIEND, ARTIE KORNFELD “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK” KEPT TALKING ABOUT HEIDI LITTLE ON HIS SERIUS RADIO SHOW AND WROTE ABOUT IT ON HIS BLOG, I KNEW SHE HAD TO BE SPECIAL…SHE WAS…SHE IS, AND SHE ALWAYS WILL BE.

NOT SINCE I REPRESENTED JONI MITCHELL’S PUBLISHING IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES HAVE I BEEN SO IMPRESSED BY A BODY OF WORK FROM SOMEBODY SO YOUNG…AND SO CANADIAN.

WHEN I ASKED HEIDI WHY SHE THINKS SHE HAS SO MANY FANS AROUND THE WORLD SHE SMILES AND INSISTS, “IT’S THE MESSAGE NOT THE MESSENGER”

“I have always had hope and our future nestled in my heart. I have always spoke and acted out against injustice on all levels. Our hearts and minds have seen and taken in so much devastation, killing, brutality. And all the while I wrote the songs.

 Love and care is welling up in the hearts and minds of us all. And not a second to soon. With all of our social and environmental concerns, the growing debates on funding wars when schools are closing and people are starving. It begins  with deep self acceptance and ends with love, compassion and care.”

TO HEAR “SHINE” CLICK ON TO   http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/occupy-together-and-heidi-little-shine/

FOR MORE ABOUT HEIDI LITTLE  www.heidilittle.com

http://heidilittle.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/in-our-lifetime 

“SHINE” THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY WEDIGO WATSON http://www.restlessheartwanderings.blogspot.com/  http://www.youtube.com/user/wally1435

2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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