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George Clinton Talks New Reality Series



May 24, 2013

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Funk icon George Clinton has vowed to use his new reality TV show to highlight his various legal battles over the copyright to his songs.

Clinton is embroiled in numerous ongoing lawsuits over the use of his back catalogue, and in January he was ordered to hand over the rights to four of his classic tracks to pay off a $1.5 million debt to his former lawyers.


Earlier this year, he announced he will be following in the footsteps of rocker Ozzy Osbourne by launching his own family-based reality show called The Clintons, and now the star has revealed his legal battles will be at the core of the program.


Clinton tells Uncut magazine, "I'm doing a reality show with my family, with my son Tracy, my six grandkids, Scott Thompson, Brandi - it's a big family thing. A bit like (The Osbournes) but most of them are, like, musicians, rappers and everything... "We got to come up with new ways to get the music across, so we're doing this reality show. So we can expose all the noses out there, stealing the copyrights and taking people's music and money. This is all gonna be part of the reality show, the copyright fight, plus we (are) still kicking a** onstage."



No word yet on a network or airdate.

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Reply #1 posted 05/24/13 12:09pm

Graycap23

hmmm

Don't know what 2 think about this one.

Heavy...................HEAVY editing b4 airtime.

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Reply #2 posted 05/24/13 12:48pm

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What a shame if no network picks up the show. The footage he's shot may never be seen by his intended audience, and that would be disappointing to me.

[Edited 5/24/13 16:11pm]

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Reply #3 posted 05/24/13 1:09pm

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If there's any black artist who could be like Ozzy, then it's George. But I don't think viewers are interested in a musician arguing with his lawyers over copyrights. That almost killed the carreer of another Artist we know. Audiences don't give a damn about who "owns" the music. They just want to hear it. But if nothing else, this announcement shows that it can be very frustrating for the artist, to the point where he just can't take his mind away from it. Sly Stone is another one being troubled by it.
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Reply #4 posted 05/24/13 1:10pm

SoulAlive

hmmm This could be really interesting,or a potential trainwreck lol we'll see soon enough

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Reply #5 posted 05/24/13 4:04pm

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If this reality show does make it to air, then I'll watch. If folks can take a break from watching Love and Hip Hop and Real Housewives Of Atlanta long enough, they could learn about the machinations of the music industry i.e. intellectual properties, publishing, royalities, radio industry and the complex network that makes up the record industry.

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Reply #6 posted 05/24/13 8:50pm

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SoulAlive said:

hmmm This could be really interesting,or a potential trainwreck lol we'll see soon enough

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Reply #7 posted 05/24/13 8:57pm

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If Sinbads boring ass family got picked up, this might be on one of the big 4 networks, lol.

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Reply #8 posted 05/24/13 9:03pm

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babynoz said:

SoulAlive said:

hmmm This could be really interesting,or a potential trainwreck lol we'll see soon enough

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x's 2 lol

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Reply #9 posted 05/26/13 12:31am

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Brother George just lost another round. I don't know how much longer he can keep up this fight. It seemed to me he had a strong case this time around. I could understand if George never felt like producing another damned thing again in his life. This is yet another sad day for The Funk.

Armen Boladian Wins Court Battle

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Reply #10 posted 05/26/13 2:05am

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Sorry to read about George's latest lawsuit loss. Isn't youtube the new claimed and promised media were he possibly could post a test pilot, and could youtube views eventually be financially gaining as broadcast views? It seems that companies are investing and sponsoring more and more online shrug

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Reply #11 posted 05/26/13 3:57am

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PDogz said:

Brother George just lost another round. I don't know how much longer he can keep up this fight. It seemed to me he had a strong case this time around. I could understand if George never felt like producing another damned thing again in his life. This is yet another sad day for The Funk.

Armen Boladian Wins Court Battle

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After reading that article above and this one, http://www.slate.com/arti...troll.html, I must say I really, really dislike that dude. He seems to be all about the money and doesn´t seem to have an iota of sympathy or respect for George Clinton, his music and his legacy.

What´s with those million dollar lawsuits? It´s not like he´s the creative genius behind all that music. If the artists don´t seem to have a problem with the samples, then how come this dude acts like a bloodhound?

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Reply #12 posted 05/26/13 9:07am

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KoolEaze said:

PDogz said:

Brother George just lost another round. I don't know how much longer he can keep up this fight. It seemed to me he had a strong case this time around. I could understand if George never felt like producing another damned thing again in his life. This is yet another sad day for The Funk.

Armen Boladian Wins Court Battle


He seems to be all about the money and doesn´t seem to have an iota of sympathy or respect for George Clinton, his music and his legacy.


What´s with those million dollar lawsuits? It´s not like he´s the creative genius behind all that music. If the artists don´t seem to have a problem with the samples, then how come this dude acts like a bloodhound?


He DOESN'T have any respect for George Clinton, his music, or his legacy. In fact, Armen Boladian believes that Black people are stupid, lack business sense, and deserve to have their money and rights taken from them; he considers it a game.


See My Earlier Post


Then, he's going after these young artists who sample P-Funk music, not because he cares about protecting George, he's going after them like "bloodhounds" because THAT money is going into HIS pocket. Boladian clearly forged documents, added stuff to contracts AFTER they were signed, extended the period of time that the contracts covered, all to give him additional rights over additional record titles & artists that were not in the original agreements that George signed, and I can't believe the courts are allowing him to get away with it.

The artists and musicians of all the great music that was made in the 70's & 80's, Funk, as well as other genres, aught to be swimming in money these days. Parliament/Funkadelic, Cameo, Con Funk Shun... all those bands should still be putting out music, but they've all been beat down and robbed (by executive thugs). Instead, the record companies court these kids who are happy to receive a gold chain, maybe a car, or 15 minutes of fame, in exchange for the "hit" or two they make for the record company, before getting kicked to the curb like hot garbage. Rihanna?!? Justin Bieber?!? Nicki Minaj?!? Chris Brown?!? SERIOUSLY?!? Their "music" is all churned out by the same machine, and none of them would know MELODY or HARMONICS if it hit 'em in the face.


disbelief Yeah, PDogz MAD... PDogz REAL mad!

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Reply #13 posted 05/26/13 9:12am

Graycap23

PDogz said:

KoolEaze said:


He seems to be all about the money and doesn´t seem to have an iota of sympathy or respect for George Clinton, his music and his legacy.


What´s with those million dollar lawsuits? It´s not like he´s the creative genius behind all that music. If the artists don´t seem to have a problem with the samples, then how come this dude acts like a bloodhound?


He DOESN'T have any respect for George Clinton, his music, or his legacy. In fact, Armen Boladian believes that Black people are stupid, lack business sense, and deserve to have their money and rights taken from them; he considers it a game.


See My Earlier Post


Then, he's going after these young artists who sample P-Funk music, not because he cares about protecting George, he's going after them like "bloodhounds" because THAT money is going into HIS pocket. Boladian clearly forged documents, added stuff to contracts AFTER they were signed, extended the period of time that the contracts covered, all to give him additional rights over additional record titles & artists that were not in the original agreements that George signed, and I can't believe the courts are allowing him to get away with it.

The artists and musicians of all the great music that was made in the 70's & 80's, Funk, as well as other genres, aught to be swimming in money these days. Parliament/Funkadelic, Cameo, Con Funk Shun... all those bands should still be putting out music, but they've all been beat down and robbed (by executive thugs). Instead, the record companies court these kids who are happy to receive a gold chain, maybe a car, or 15 minutes of fame, in exchange for the "hit" or two they make for the record company, before getting kicked to the curb like hot garbage. Rihanna?!? Justin Bieber?!? Nicki Minaj?!? Chris Brown?!? SERIOUSLY?!? Their "music" is all churned out by the same machine, and none of them would know MELODY or HARMONICS if it hit 'em in the face.


disbelief Yeah, PDogz MAD... PDogz REAL mad!

Does this come down 2 who has the better lawyer or is it something else?

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Reply #14 posted 05/26/13 9:49am

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Graycap23 said:

PDogz said:


He DOESN'T have any respect for George Clinton, his music, or his legacy. In fact, Armen Boladian believes that Black people are stupid, lack business sense, and deserve to have their money and rights taken from them; he considers it a game.


See My Earlier Post


Then, he's going after these young artists who sample P-Funk music, not because he cares about protecting George, he's going after them like "bloodhounds" because THAT money is going into HIS pocket. Boladian clearly forged documents, added stuff to contracts AFTER they were signed, extended the period of time that the contracts covered, all to give him additional rights over additional record titles & artists that were not in the original agreements that George signed, and I can't believe the courts are allowing him to get away with it.

The artists and musicians of all the great music that was made in the 70's & 80's, Funk, as well as other genres, aught to be swimming in money these days. Parliament/Funkadelic, Cameo, Con Funk Shun... all those bands should still be putting out music, but they've all been beat down and robbed (by executive thugs). Instead, the record companies court these kids who are happy to receive a gold chain, maybe a car, or 15 minutes of fame, in exchange for the "hit" or two they make for the record company, before getting kicked to the curb like hot garbage. Rihanna?!? Justin Bieber?!? Nicki Minaj?!? Chris Brown?!? SERIOUSLY?!? Their "music" is all churned out by the same machine, and none of them would know MELODY or HARMONICS if it hit 'em in the face.


disbelief Yeah, PDogz MAD... PDogz REAL mad!


Does this come down 2 who has the better lawyer or is it something else?


Probably a combination of both those things, as well as who has the time and money to waste on litigation, which in any case leaves George Clinton at a disadvantage.

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Reply #15 posted 05/27/13 10:17am

babynoz

PDogz said:

KoolEaze said:


He seems to be all about the money and doesn´t seem to have an iota of sympathy or respect for George Clinton, his music and his legacy.


What´s with those million dollar lawsuits? It´s not like he´s the creative genius behind all that music. If the artists don´t seem to have a problem with the samples, then how come this dude acts like a bloodhound?


He DOESN'T have any respect for George Clinton, his music, or his legacy. In fact, Armen Boladian believes that Black people are stupid, lack business sense, and deserve to have their money and rights taken from them; he considers it a game.


See My Earlier Post


Then, he's going after these young artists who sample P-Funk music, not because he cares about protecting George, he's going after them like "bloodhounds" because THAT money is going into HIS pocket. Boladian clearly forged documents, added stuff to contracts AFTER they were signed, extended the period of time that the contracts covered, all to give him additional rights over additional record titles & artists that were not in the original agreements that George signed, and I can't believe the courts are allowing him to get away with it.

The artists and musicians of all the great music that was made in the 70's & 80's, Funk, as well as other genres, aught to be swimming in money these days. Parliament/Funkadelic, Cameo, Con Funk Shun... all those bands should still be putting out music, but they've all been beat down and robbed (by executive thugs). Instead, the record companies court these kids who are happy to receive a gold chain, maybe a car, or 15 minutes of fame, in exchange for the "hit" or two they make for the record company, before getting kicked to the curb like hot garbage. Rihanna?!? Justin Bieber?!? Nicki Minaj?!? Chris Brown?!? SERIOUSLY?!? Their "music" is all churned out by the same machine, and none of them would know MELODY or HARMONICS if it hit 'em in the face.


disbelief Yeah, PDogz MAD... PDogz REAL mad!



yeahthat

It's beyond sad how easily so many artists have been taken advantage of for lack of business savvy...WAR, Sly Stone, the list goes on and on.

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Reply #16 posted 05/27/13 9:33pm

TonyVanDam

I'll watch the show just to see if anyone within the P-Funk household has the weed ! wink

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