Honest, Original Music Artists Have Never
'Got To Give It Up' For Other Musicmakers Taking Their Music, No
Matter The 'Blurred Lines'
essay about authorship, originality, responsibility, big thinking in
the arts, the origins of art forms, the persons who drive them and a
bit of history to go with it, intended to challenge everyone to take
the arts more seriously; an article not made to demonize anyone, no
matter how badly they have knowingly behaved. The recent court case
where the family of the late, great Marvin Gaye won their lawsuit
against the creators of the hit song Blurred
for ripping off Gaye's brilliant #1 hit Got
To Give It Up (Part One)
not only forces the entire entertainment industry to fess up to grey
area over what are copyrighted works and the like, but to stop
ignoring authorship for profit.
doubt everyone likes to get some things for free and in the world of
consumers listening to music, watching films, taking in TV shows and
more, they can make a copy for themselves in what is called 'fair
use', which has nothing to do with whatever is considered illegally
stealing a work. That is a separate essay that does not apply here
at all because consumers can do mash-ups (or the like) and usually
not get sued, depending on what the copyright holder decides. Also,
just because something is 'old' does not mean you get to use it for
free, an overgeneralization that is just an excuse to throw a tamper
tantrum when one does not get their way on something.
was a big #1 hit for months, bringing together a likable and
inarguably talented Pharrell Williams (both as a producer, performer,
composer, conductor and award winner, starting with his fine work as
part of the duo The Neptunes) with troubled rapper T.I. and the son
of talk show host, TV sitcom star and TV theme song composer Alan
Thicke, Robin Thicke, for a danceable ditty about... the fun and joys
of sexual assault and rape?!?!?
that is just the tip of that iceberg, a Hip Hop/Rap song you can
dance to that sexes up something that is NEVER sexy unless you are a
predator, pervert, sexual predator and/or woman hater. It's
unfortunate success is the ugliest reflection of our cynical, sad
times, where civil rights have all been undone, especially in Rap &
Hip Hop, a genre artist Questlove has rightly stated has failed
African Americans (it peaked in 2000 and could not stop George W.
Bush from having two terms as President in an administration that was
not liberal/African American friendly). This does not make Williams
or T.I. traitors to any of these communities or Thicke some kind of
weird racist, opportunist, et al, either. This is about money and at
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Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List
the World' appears on the 56th Grammy Entry List in the categories of
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration,
and Best Rap Song.
November 15, 2013 - The
has selected the original version of Around
the rap/sung collaboration by Art featuring Ike C, for inclusion on
the 56th Grammy Entry List in four categories. Around
in the entry categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best
Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song. Members of the Recording
Academy vote from the 56th Grammy Entry List for the nominees for the
2014 Grammy Awards.
here to listen to a clip of Around the World.
Grammy Award for Record of the Year recognizes the artist; the
tracking, mix and mastering engineers; and the producer. Chaz
Peacock tracked Around
Charles Constantino and Chaz Peacock mixed the song. Garrett Haines
mastered the Charles Constantino production of Around
awards for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song recognize the
songwriters. Steven "Art" Williams wrote the rap lyrics
Isaac "Ike C" Cummings and Charles Constantino wrote the
sung lyrics. Charles Constantino wrote the music for the song. The
Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration recognizes the artists.
member of ASCAP,
the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers--is the
exclusive publisher of Around
a division of Core Media House L.L.C., released the song.
Core Media House cofounder and chief creative officer Charles
Constantino produced and co-wrote the Somerhill recordings of Free
Your Mind (Tara Na)
Both of the Somerhill recordings appeared on the 52nd Grammy Entry
List in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group
with Vocals and Best Rock Song.
original version of Around
is available at Amazon,
and other Internet retailers. The song is available in FLAC, MP3-320
and MP3 file types at CD
On March 17, 2013, Around
reached number two on the list of the bestselling MP3 songs in neo
soul at Amazon.
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here for a PDF version of the preceding press release,
Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List.”
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