U.S COPYRIGHT OFFICE
In this site, "Search Records" allows to find all the recorded applications sent to the office to be recorded.
Here the tutorial to register your work at copyright office. You can easily understand who are all the actors involved in copyright record of a single work. It is useful because when you'll read the record of the songs you can understand who is the author and copyright claimant.
A very interesting explanation about who is the owner of copyright and how it works in the US, could be found on page 5 of the Circular 23. About prior to 1974 recording files and so on.
ASCAP ensures royalties to the authors and owners. This site, helps in "registering your songs, collect performance royalties and take advantage of many exclusive career benefits" as explained here.
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Searches had been made by random key words using all the search options given, both in "Basic Search" and "Other Search Options"
Starting from the Band Leader Joey DeMaio, we got:
- DeMaio, Joe (NOTICE: records are not only about our Joey)
- DeMaio, J (NOTICE: records are not only about our Joey)
- DeMaio, Joey 1954 and here is Joey DeMaio's year of birth
- DeMaio, Joseph G. and here is Joey DeMaio's real name
Searching by Band name we got:
- Manowar - except record 1 and 3 - (search by title)
- Manowar (search by name)
Searching by Company name we got:
Up on the right side of the home page, you can find “ACE/ REPERTORY - Find Titles, Writers, Publishers and More”.
Clicking on it you arrive here. Searches had been made by random key words using all the search options given.
Starting from the Band Leader Joey DeMaio, as Writer, we got:
DeMaio Joey leads to two different IPI lists of song (songs are equal in number) and one related to DeMaio, Joseph:
- DeMaio Joey list 1
- DeMaio Joey list 2
DeMaio, Joe gave the same results of DeMaio Joey listed up here
DeMaio, J gave three records: the previous two listed on "DeMaio Joey" and "DeMaio Joe", plus a third one under the name of "DeMaio Joseph"
DeMaio, Joseph G. gave no results
DeMaio, Joseph G 1954 gave no results
Searching by Performer's name we got:
Searching by Publisher:
- Magic Circle gave two results: Magic Circle music GMBH and Magic Circle Entertainment LTD (no info on the file)
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About Mr. Ross The Boss, Browsing was easier.
Searching for "Ross The Boss" we got the first list
Searching for "Ross Friedman" we got the second list (It contains also people with the same name).
Other searches like "Ross Funiciello", "Ross Funniciello", "Ross Funicello", "Ross Funnicello" gave no results at all
Among all the songs listed, an interesting correspondence is given by the song "Animals". While on the Manowar/DeMaio songs lists it appears as 1984 and the related name are DeMaio Joey, Manowar, 10 Music Ltd.; On the First List of Mr. Friedman, it results of 2008 under the name of Ross Friedman, 1950.
As Official sources don't give real information about Mr. Friedman's birth date, Manowar Undisclosed accepted the result of Wikipedia which set the birth date on 1954.
If this birth date is true (and we invite Mr. Ross the Boss or someone of his office to confirm it), this means that the song "Animals" listed on the first list, isn't the same Manowar song and doesn't belong to OUR Mr. Friedman.
About Copyright, it is possible to notice that all the Manowar related songs, are the same listed in the note "with Ross The Boss / With Ross Friedman".
As done on the Copyright Office page, we started to search "Ross Friedman" and we got two results: Friedman Ross H and Friedman Ross Harlan that, for now is not accessible (maybe log in is required)