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  Ace Records
By the end of the decade, he had left distribution, and moved to running a full time record company.
He learnt the hard way and when he finally kicked off Westbound he kept it to himself this time.
In 10 short years Westbound produced an enduring catalogue of great and at times radical music, all driven by the talent and enthusiasm of one man.
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Specifically, Westbound appeals from the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment to defendant on the grounds that the alleged infringement was de minimis and therefore not actionable.
Westbound argues that the district court erred both in its articulation of the applicable standards and its determination that there was no genuine issue of fact precluding summary judgment on this issue.
The exclusive right of the owner of copyright in a sound recording under clause (2) of section 106 is limited to the right to prepare a derivative work in which the actual sounds fixed in the sound recording are rearranged, remixed, or otherwise altered in sequence or quality.
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 Westbound Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Westbound Records is a Detroit-based label founded by Armen Boladian in 1970.
It had a distribution deal with Janus Records.
The label's most successful act was Funkadelic and its biggest hit was The Americans recorded by local news reporter Byron MacGregor in 1974.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Westbound_Records   (99 words)

 samplinglaw.com>cases>bridgeport music v. dimension films
Westbound does not challenge the district court's characterization of either the segment copied from "Get Off" or the sample that appears in "100 Miles." Nor does Westbound argue that there is some genuine dispute as to any material fact concerning the nature of the protected material in the two works.
The exclusive right of the owner of copyright in a sound recording under clause (2) of section 106 is limited to the right to prepare a derivative work in which the actual sounds fixed in the sound recording are rearranged, remixed, [**16] or otherwise altered in sequence or quality.
Taxe involved a criminal prosecution of sound recording "pirates." The defendants were convicted in the district court and on appeal the court held that a jury instruction that characterized "any and all re-recordings as infringements" went too far, but nonetheless found the instructions as a whole to be free of any error requiring reversal.
www.superswell.com /samplelaw/cases/cases004.html   (9139 words)

 CopyCense: Uncleared Sample Halts Sales of Seminal Hip Hop Album
Second, it harms record companies by forcing them (at least in the 6th Circuit) to engage in a retroactive process of determining who they may have to pay off for past, unpaid samples and well as possibly requiring them to institute extremely restrictive future policies.
Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records hold copyrights in the musical compositions and sound recordings of several influential soul artists, including George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, and the Ohio Players.
Since royalties are Bridgeport's and Westbound's primary source of income, both entities are certain to continue pursuing and litigating all unlicensed uses of their compositions and recordings.
www.copycense.com /2006/03/uncleared_sampl.html   (1544 words)

 OHIO PLAYERS: Everything Is On The One
Those records were notable not only for the music, which meshed primitive, rough-edged funk with free-flowing jazz, but also for their SandM themed album covers featuring a shaven-headed woman.
Back when vinyl records were the medium of choice, Fire and Honey were the type of albums that you literally wore out because you never wanted to take them off your turntable.
Recorded as the soundtrack to the Fred "The Hammer" Williamson's movie of the same name, Mr.
www.wfnk.com /ohioplayers/encyclopedia.html   (2330 words)

The album was on Westbound Records which was distributed by Atlantic Records.
Westbound would play a key role in both their lives.
With both Mike and Dennis firmly entrenched at the Westbound label, the guys geared up for what was to be a banner year for both disco music and them.
www.discomuseum.com /DennisCoffey.html   (901 words)

 richard cleaver » No Samples Please
Bridgeport Music, Westbound Records and other parties filed lawsuits in May 2001 against 800 defendants, claiming 500 instances of copyright infringement arising from the unauthorized sampling.
It is illegal to copy an entire sound recording without permission of the copyright owner but the Court decided that it is also illegal to sample less than the whole recording.
If a producer is not able to obtain a licence to sample from a sound recording, either because the copyright holder refuses to issue a licence or demands too high a price, then the producer cannot legally sample from that recording.
www.richardcleaver.com /?p=77   (409 words)

 Janus Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Janus Records is a record label which distributed Westbound Records from 1970 until 1977.
One of Janus Records artists was James Leroy and Denim.
In the early 1970s Janus also released American editions of recordings made by Bill Haley and His Comets for the European Sonet Records label.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Janus_Records   (89 words)

 Westbound Sign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Three tracks have been recorded: "Gone too Fast", "Infamy", and "Letter-chaser" The tracking was engineered by Karl Hess at Sound Stage One Studios with Blake Burgess Producing and Josh Wimmer & Matt Keane Co-Producing.
August 2002: Westbound Sign is scheduled to begin recording their next album on August 31 at SoundStage 1 Studios in Climax, MI.
Former Westbound Sign drummer Allen Carr has return to the group to play bass on the upcoming recording.
www.nd.edu /~bburgess/wbs.html   (744 words)

 Interview with Armen Boladian (Westbound Records) from 1996 (Part 2) :: New Funk Times :: George Clinton | Parliament | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By the time you pressed records up, by the time [you] paid for the records C.O.D. and everything else, you're chewed up with costs and expenses.
They knew I had Westbound, and they talked to me about trying to work something out when they saw I was excited over it.
And still even today, many people go in and make a record and they can't afford to pay the studio and the studio is holding the tapes until they get their money.
www.newfunktimes.com /news_index95.html   (1398 words)

 Sixth Circuit Court Cases - Case Law and Opinions from the 6th Circuit Federal Court - Court of Appeals - unoffical ...
TVT Records owned the sound recording “4 My Click,” while TVT Music and DJ Irv Music each held a 50% interest in the composition “4 My Click.” TVT Records had a policy of requiring clearance of all samples in its releases and depended on the “creative types” to identify any samples in a new recording.
The short answer is that the district court found plaintiffs had failed to present evidence of any direct infringement by TVT within three years preceding the filing of the complaint.
Carapella testified that TVT Records had a modified arrangement with Diamond Time under which Diamond Time would provide phase one sample clearance services for a fee of $200 and would end its phase two work with the issuance of the Usage Reports for a fee of $40 each.
www.romingerlegal.com /sixthcircuit/opinions/04a0181p-06.htm   (5885 words)

 Renaissance for Westbound Records @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries
DETROIT, MI - (Westbound Records) - Detroit, Michigan label Westbound Records will unveil their new talent roster Friday August 26, 2005 at the State Theatre.
TMoney has graced the stage with classic R&B group The Dramatics, godfather of funk George Clinton, and can be heard thumpin' left-handed on platinum tracks "Gin and Juice" and "Doggy Dogg World" by Snoop Dogg, "Indo Smoke" by Warren G & Mista Grim, and "Let Me Ride(RMX)" by Dr. Dre.
Under the helm of Armen Boladian, Westbound Records brought such groups as The Fantastic Four, The Detroit Emeralds, Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, Denise LaSalle, and many classic R&B, funk and disco groups to prominence in the 1970s.
top40-charts.com /news.php?nid=16567   (446 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Renaissance for Westbound Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
TMoney has graced the stage with classic RandB group The Dramatics, godfather of funk George Clinton, and can be heard thumpin' left-handed on platinum tracks "Gin and Juice" and "Doggy Dogg World" by Snoop Dogg, "Indo Smoke" by Warren G and Mista Grim, and "Let Me Ride(RMX)" by Dr. Dre.
Under the helm of Armen Boladian, Westbound Records brought such groups as The Fantastic Four, The Detroit Emeralds, Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, Denise LaSalle, and many classic RandB, funk and disco groups to prominence in the 1970s.
"We wanna show Detroit that we (Westbound) never left, and this new talent truly represents Detroit and its musical legacy," adds Green.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=93059   (283 words)

 The Deadbolt - Judge Halts Notorious B.I.G.'s Album Sales
These defendants have been ordered to pay the plaintiffs, Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records, $4.2 million in direct and punitive damages.
Bridgeport and Westbound are the two companies that own the rights to the Ohio Players tunes.
The case was declared a mistrial when the judge determined the LAPD was withholding evidence that linked LAPD officer David Mack and Death Row Records exec Marion "Suge" Knight together.
www.thedeadbolt.com /news/687888/biggiesales.php   (460 words)

 Michigan Bands dot Com
The year was 1969; Armen Boladian was driving Westbound on 8 Mile Rd. when it occurred to him that everyone was going to California to make it in the music business.
Armen began in the music business in the early 1950's at the young age of 15, he would later drop out of college to devote his life to music.
He started by Promoting and Distributing records for artists such as Dionne Warwick (which he is credited for breaking out of Detroit with her 1st hit "Don't Make Me Over"), MC5, Credence Clearwater, Doors, Neil Diamond and many more.
www.michiganbands.com /calevent-4187.html   (665 words)

 Westbound Album Discography
Westbound became part of the Atlantic distribution system in early 1977.
Once these stars left Westbound for the major labels (Funkadelic to Warner Brothers, Ohio Players to Mercury, Teegarden and Van Winkle to Bob Seger's band on Capitol), the fortunes of the label waned.
Westbound 4000 gospel series (Distributed initially by Chess/Janus, later by SOG Records):
www.bsnpubs.com /atlantic/westbound.html   (2461 words)

 Gimme The Loot: Bad Boy Sued Over "Ready To Die" Samples published by SOHH.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bad Boy Records, the estate of The Notorious B.I.G. and Universal Records, which distributed Ready to Die, are all currently being sued for samples used on the late rapper's 1994 classic album.
Music publishing company Bridgeport Music Inc, and sister company Westbound Records have launched a copyright infringement lawsuit, contending that Biggie (born Christopher Wallace), Bad Boy and Universal never received permission to use sample their works to record the songs "Ready to Die," "Machine Gun Funk" and "Gimme the Loot."
Bridgeport and Westbound say that B.I.G. recordings of "Ready to Die" and "Gimme the Loot" illegally used samples from Ohio Players' "Singing in the Morning," and that "Machine Gun Funk" uses a part of the Horny Horns' "Up for the Down Stroke." Bridgeport owns only the copyright for both compositions.
www.sohh.com /article_print.php?content_ID=8088   (438 words)

 Westbound Records / Alpha Pup, MP3 music download at eMusic
Westbound Records / Alpha Pup, MP3 music download at eMusic
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On Friday (March 17), jurors found that Bad Boy Entertainment and executive producer Sean "Diddy" Combs illegally used a part of the Ohio Players' 1971 song "Singing In the Morning." Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records, which owns the song rights, were awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages.
This legal action is the latest in hundreds of sampling lawsuits brought by Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records, which also own song royalties by George Clinton and the Funkadelics.
His family sued the city, alleging that the police department covered up the involvement of rogue officers in the killing.
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 Work Projects
Recently our audio recording and production skills can be heard on a major project for Grotto Productions; the recording of the complete works of Paul Paray.
The idea caught on, it was duplicated times 5 by Mike McLane for Motown Records in the late 60's for their studio monitoring direct box.
Recently numerous problems have been discovered in the stability of magnetically recorded media as well as problems in the audio playback devices.
audiographics.home.mindspring.com /workproj.html   (520 words)

 Lawsuits Filed Over Samples Used on Biggie's 'Ready To Die'! :: Sixshot.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Music publisher Bridgeport Music Inc., and its sister company, Westbound Records, filed a copyright infringement suit in Nashville federal court against the estate of the late rapper, born Christopher Wallace, Bad Boy Records and Universal Records.
Attorneys for Bad Boy and Universal argued, before the judge last week that "Singing in the Morning" was recorded before songs had federal copyright protection.
Bridgeport and Westbound attorney Richard Busch, maintained the publisher does have a federal copyright on the song along with hundreds of other 1970s funk recordings.
www.sixshot.com /print.asp?id=5759   (184 words)

 Amazon.com: Orgasm: The Very Best of the Westbound Years: Music: The Ohio Players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Ohio Players (especially from their earlier days on Westbound Records) should be required listening for funk fans and those interested in the roots of present-day hip hop.
Incidentally the cover art trades in on a rumour that once spread that one of their recordings included the scream of a woman who had been stabbed in the studio.
The Players had a minor hit on the Detroit-based Westbound label in 1971 with "Pain," which reached the Billboard RandB Top 40 but then the band signed with Mercury Records in 1974 and they hit the motherlode.
www.amazon.com /Orgasm-Very-Best-Westbound-Years/dp/B0000072NP   (1513 words)

 Rolling Stone : Parliament: Biography
The group finally got a single out on Revilot Records; "(I Wanna) Testify" hit on the R&B and pop charts in 1967, but lousy distribution and an ensu-ing contractual dispute prevented a followup.
Unable to use the Parliaments name, Clinton renamed the band Funkadelic and signed it to Westbound records.
Up for the Down Stroke was the moment when Clinton decided what made this band distinct from Funkadelic: punchline vocals and intricate harmony arrangements; Bernie Worrell's keyboard as bass line, melody, and Harpo-like vocal respondent; an easy-going sense of humor; horns, keyboards, and interlocking percussion rather than rock aesthetics and guitar solos.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/parliament/biography   (1154 words)

 Stealth HIP HOP Message Board - Powered by XMB
Stealth HIP HOP Message Board » Stealth Magazine » $4.2 Million awarded to Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records in Biggie - Ready To Die sample clearance case.
The two music companies that own rights to Ohio Players recordings were awarded $4.2m (£2.3m) in damages.
Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records, which owned the rights to Singing in the Morning, have filed hundreds of legal cases over "sampling" of their songs, although most were settled out of court.
www.stealthmag.com /board/viewthread.php?tid=6649   (576 words)

 Westbound Disco Sizzlers Various Artists (LP) DiscoMusic.com
A nice sampling of Westbound records Disco hits.
The "Westbound Disco Sizzlers" compilation LP is especially nice since it includes the Tom Moulton remix of "Feel the Need In Me" by the Detroit Emeralds as well as "Wings of Fire" by Dennis Coffey-two very good and hard-to-find songs.
I have this on record, Its excellent and I love the Fantastic Four Medley and the amazing "Wings of Fire" track!
www.discomusic.com /records-more/2142_0_2_60_C50   (162 words)

 Ohio Players Westbound Images: S&M Lite...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
note: the band didn't approve of the "Climax" cover, an album of unfinished tracks released after they signed to Mercury Records.
Since the bald lady had come to represent the band to many fans, Westbound Records was implying that OP stabbed them in the back when leaving for Mercury.
Junie Morrison continued on Westbound and continued using the bald model for several LP's.
wfnk.com /ohioplayers/images/westbound.html   (93 words)

 Dennis Coffey Calling Planet Earth (12") DiscoMusic.com
Disco Music > Disco Record Discography A-Z > Disco Records: C > Dennis Coffey
While "Calling Planet Earth" is a good track, one should look for Dennis Coffey's "Wings of Fire" also on Westbound.
Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore were both responsible for the 1972 hit by Gallery called "It's So Nice To Be With You!"
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