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Browsing the net some of us found out that people around infer that the old Manowar songs are no more played at concerts due to copyright problems with Mr. Ross The Boss - Ross Friedman. As for now none of us had the chance to interview nor Mr. DeMaio nor Mr. Ross The Boss (but we are avilable to, if you want, contact us!!), and to ask them if they are really arguing, we want to give you some material about the property of the songs.
Let's start THE search about songs property.
The most reliable website about copyright in the USA, is the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington.
Both of the websites are public and allow people to make searches. Obviously they require registration to submit works and to see the applications forms sent.
But what is important, is that, all the applications sent to the copyright office and/or to the ASCAP to be recorded, proof the existence of the work. And the property of it.
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.
A.S.C.A.P
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.
Here the application page, here the writers application form, and here the publisher application form.
MANOWAR
U.S COPYRIGHT OFFICE
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:
- Magic Circle Films give one result: HOE V
- Magic Circle Films International give the same result: HOE V
- Magic Circle films Int give the same result: HOE V
A.S.C.A.P
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 gave the same previous results but with a different "code"
DeMaio, Joseph G. gave no results
DeMaio, Joseph G 1954 gave no results
The same results are given searching Joey DeMaio, Joseph DeMaio, Joe DeMaio and J DeMaio

Searching by Performer's name we got:
Manowar; and the song list: List 1  List 2

Searching by Publisher:
Last Update November 2015
Last Update November 2015
ROSS THE BOSS (ROSS FRIEDMAN)
U.S COPYRIGHT OFFICE
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".
A.S.C.A.P
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)
Searcing for "Ross The Boss" we go two results: Ross The Boss and Ross The Boss Lady Mina that is not accessible too.
Comparing the two lists we found that they had no difference.
And, the songs written with Joey DeMaio and performed with Manowar are the same listed on "Joey DeMaio" songs list.
As Ross The Boss quits Manowar and related companies, and started his own career, there will be no more update about him. IF, in the future he'll back and collaborate again with Manowar / DeMaio and related companies, we will provide to update it again.
DAVID SHANKLE AND KARL LOGAN
A.S.C.A.P
Searcing Karl logan we have also one result
U.S COPYRIGHT OFFICE
About David Shankle, we got only one result and the same happened with Karl Logan
As David Shankle quits Manowar and related companies, and started his own career,there will be no more update about him. IF, in the future he'll back and collaborate again with Manowar / DeMaio and related companies, we will provide to update it again.
Karl Logan last Update November 2015
HOLY HELL
U.S COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Searching HolyHell, Maria Breon, Mary Breon, Joe Stump, Jay Rigney, Rhino, Francisco Palomo, Tom Hess we had results only on:
- Mary Breon,  who gave two results: 1 & 2
- Maria Breon and it is interesting to see who owns right and permissions of the songs
A.S.C.A.P
Searching for Mary Breon we got a song list related to HolyHell,
Francisco Palomo, Jay Rigney, Rhino gave no results compatible with the song listed down there.
As HolyHell quits MCM and related companies, and started their own career, the HolyHell section will be no more updated.
IF, in the future they'll back and collaborate again with Manowar / DeMaio and related companies, we will provide to update it again.
 
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