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Clinton Sparks releases “Favorite DJ” featuring Jermaine Dupri and DJ Class!!

Get Familiar with the new single from Clinton Sparks! “Favorite DJ” is the official DJ anthem for the DJ and by the DJ, featuring Jermaine Dupri and DJ Class. Produced by Clinton Sparks and DJ Snake. “Favorite DJ” is dedicated to representing the DJ, taking DJ culture to the next level and continuing the tradition set by many other DJ’s past and present who’ve shown the world that DJ’s can do more than just play and break the hits, they can make the hits, Get Familiar! Who’s your Favorite DJ?

“Favorite DJ” is now available for purchase in Clinton’s Store as well as on iTunes and Amazon.com, please support so that we can continue to bring you the best quality music possible!

Purchase the BUNDLE here! It comes with the Explicit, Clean, and Instrumental versions of “Favorite DJ”, as well as a more inclusive Artwork package!

Clinton Sparks: “Favorite DJ”
Featuring: DJ Class and Jermaine Dupri
Produced By: Clinton Sparks, DJ Snake and Kamau Georges
Written By: Clinton Sparks, DJ Class and Jermaine Dupri
Recorded and Mixed By: Kamau Georges, Marcus ‘DL’ Siskind and James Zaner at Blue Jay Recording, Carlisle, MA
Mastered By: Anthony Dawsey

FIND CLINTON SPARKS ONLINE:
B l o g :clintonsparks.com

F a c e b o o k : facebook.com/djclintonsparks

T w i t t e r : twitter.com/clintonsparks

M y s p a c e : myspace.com/djclintonsparks

Lyrics
INTRO:
JD: Get, get, get, get, get your ass on the dance floor
Clinton Sparks: (Jermaine Dupri)

JD: Get, get, get, get, get your ass on the dance floor
Clinton Sparks: (DJ Class)

JD: Get, get, get, get, get your ass to the dance floor
Clinton Sparks: (and I go by the name of Clinton Sparks)

JD: Get, get, get, get, get your ass on the dance floor
Clinton Sparks: (and tonight, I’M GONNA BE YOUR FAVORITE DJ)

DJ CLASS VERSE:
How could anybody say that dey the shit like I be
Bring the club to life like I done gave the crowd an IV
I P, not me, anywhere I go they follow me
Moet straight from the bottle while I hook up my Serato
Then I say check, One, Two
Need more than one fly girl, gimme two
All of yawl together huh? Bring your whole crew
Tryin’ to fit you all in the DJ booth
Sip on something eighty proof
Get these sexy ladies loose
Tear the club up raise the roof
Then link up wit me like Bluetooth

CLINTON SPARKS CHORUS:
Lemme see you hit the floor (c’mon)
I know that your wit it
Till ya body soaked
Girl you know you can get it
I’m gonna play for you tonight like it’s your birthday
Tonight I’m gonna be you’re FAVORITE DJ

(Lemme hear you say)
Go, go, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ
Tonight I’m gonna be your Favorite DJaaaaaaay (that’s me)
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Ay

JERMAINE DUPRI VERSE:
One, Two – One, Two
In the place to be, I go by the name of Jermaine Dupri

First I let everybody know who I am
Den I drop the hottest jam
Den I watch this bitch go crazy, where I’m from we call it ham (atl)
Then I hit the roll call
Just to get to know ya’ll
Then I take a sip a what I’m drinking just to show ya’ll (circoc baby)
Why the club keep callin’ me back
Why the dance floor so damn packed
Why when he play the same thing; I play; his shit just don’t sound
Like that (uh, uuh)
Or this (nope)
Just like the homie Class girlfriend, I’m The Shit
That, or this, it’s amazing what I can getchu ta do wit the flick of my wrist

CLINTON SPARKS CHORUS:
Lemme see you hit the floor (oh)
I know that your wit it (yup)
Till ya body soaked (uh huh)
Girl you know you can get it (yup)
I’m gonna play for you tonight like it’s your birthday (c’mon)
Tonight I’m gonna be you’re FAVORITE DJ

(Lemme hear you say)
Go, go, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ (ya heard)
Tonight I’m gonna be your Favorite DJaaaaaaay (always)
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay (that’s me)
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay (that’s me)
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay (that’s me)
Ay, Ay, Ay

JERMAINE DUPRI BRIDGE:
Now let’s go
JD, Clinton Sparks and Class wanna see ya shake dat ass (Get on the floor and Break it down)
JD, Clinton Sparks and Class wanna see ya move dat ass (Get on the floor, Break it down)
JD, Clinton Sparks and Class wanna see ya shake dat ass (Get on the floor and Break it down)
JD, Clinton Sparks and Class wanna see ya move dat ass (Break it down, down, down)

CLINTON SPARKS CHORUS:
Lemme see you hit the floor
I know that your wit it
Till ya body soaked
Girl you know you can get it
I’m gonna play for you tonight like it’s your birthday
Tonight I’m gonna be you’re FAVORITE DJ

(Lemme hear you say)
Go, go, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ
(Lemme hear you say)
Go, goooo, say GO DJ
Tonight I’m gonna be your Favorite DJaaaaaaay
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Deee Jaaay
Ay, Ay, Ay

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Introducing…Noel Gourdin

Or…Reintroducing Noel Gourdin

You may have never heard of Noel Gourdin, or it may have been a while since you have heard from him, but for all of you, we have some exciting news to share. First and foremost we hope you will join Noel’s New Mailing List! Noel has recently signed to independent Boston-based Label Mass Appeal Entertainment. Since the signing, Noel has been in the studio recording his new album. The album is not yet titled and if you join the mailing list and follow Noel online, you will receive all of this information as soon as it becomes available!

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The New Album

The Mass Appeal Entertainment team had the chance to preview some tracks from Noel’s new album, and were all very impressed. He continues to deliver the unique sounds from the soul that fans fell in love with when Noel first hit the music scene. Everybody here at Mass Appeal can’t wait for the day the album is ready to be released.

This album features great production offered by The Heavyweights, Surefire Music Group/Surefire Music Group Official Site, and some amazing Songwriting from Ryan Toby, Kevin Ross, Alvin Garrett, Noel himself, and more.

Noel is scheduled for his album packaging photo shoot in the coming weeks and soon you will get to see the results of this!

Join New Mailing List

Please join the new mailing list and visit Noel’s other websites! Check out these pages to hear songs off Noel’s previous album, view pictures, and receive updates regarding Noel right away. BECOME A FAN!!!

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Industry Question: Record Labels vs. The Radio

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the Performance Right’s Act and ruling for radio stations to pay performance royalties to record labels. MAE wants to know what you think!

Should radio stations have to pay record labels to play music? Is it fair to implement this law given the longstanding tradition of not having to pay performance royalties for the use of masters? Are record labels right in demanding compensation for the use of their tracks? Is the Performance Rights Act just another money making scheme being implemented to offset poor record sales or have radio stations just been stingy in compensating artists? Is the claim that radio stations provide promotion to artists and thus shouldn’t have to pay for their songs legitimate? Should there be a trade-off between promotion and royalties?

Who’s side are you on? Let us know!

For more information on the Performance Rights Act its related issues check out our blog post below!

READ RADIO ROYALTIES AND RECORD LABEL POST HERE

IOTW Opinion: Radio Royalties and Record Labels

Ashley Macaulay: Radio Royalties and Record Labels

Conflict between the radio and recording industry has been escalating over new legislation proposing artist and label royalties for radio airplay. The Performance Rights Act calls for radio broadcasters to pay royalties in order to air recorded music, effectively overturning a 70 year copyright standard. If the bill passes, it potentially could force radio stations to pay around $500 million annually, which would be split between artists and record labels.

Supporters of the act claim that artists and labels deserve to be compensated for use of their work, and point out that music publishers are paid for underlying the words and composition of tracks. Sound recordings are considered intellectual property, and radio stations have fundamentally been capitalizing on artists’ and labels’ work for free. Proponents of the act believe that the royalties to artists will support not only their livelihood, but help foster further creativity and motivation. The increased revenue to labels may provide relief to the current losses accrued by falling record sales, and could supply extra income to be spent on artist support and development.

Opponents of the Performance Rights Act point out that the costs of paying royalties to radio could be disastrous. Increased spending and consequent decreased revenue to large stations may result in less spending in important areas, such as community service and outreach programs. Small stations could be forced out of business- especially local and college setups. Furthermore, stations may begin to play less music and revert to talk-shows and advertising to offset the royalty payments and costs. The act may also be detrimental to independent artists, as stations may decide it is less risky and more economical to play acts signed to major labels with an established fan base instead of trying to promote new music.

The advantages and disadvantages of the Performance Rights Act are both strongly defined and pose a wide range of problems. However, I believe that given the nature and custom of copyright law, the act should be implemented. Copyright law exists to protect intellectual property and promote innovation and is based on the idea of compensating creators and owners of work. Given the nature of radio play and the emphasis it places on recordings, I feel it is only natural that copyright law be exercised. Radio companies would simply need to adjust to the cost increase in sound recordings- just as other businesses acclimatize to price changes in factors of production. Business models could be altered and creative new ideas generated to help counteract the effect of the royalty payment, perhaps resulting in greater operational efficiency. In respect to arguments claiming that radios would revert to more talk-based shows to offset costs, I believe that such actions would significantly lower the radio consumer base and would not be highly utilized by stations.

The relationship between radio and the recording industry is reciprocal; radio needs sound recordings to attract listeners and fans and labels utilize radio extensively for artist and album promotion. Which side is “right”? Is the Performance Rights Act fair? Should radio stations be responsible for compensating artists and labels for their work? Are labels and artists wrong in seeking royalties for the airing of recorded music? Is there a better way to handle the issue?

Sources & More Information:
http://news.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/10381/549087.html
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/40285/
http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2009-10-20-radio-music-royalties-congress_N.htm
http://www.creativedeconstruction.com/2009/06/5-reasons-why-the-performance-rights-act-is-a-bad-idea/
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/08/is-radio-suppressing-pro-performance-rights-act-artists.ars
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Intern of the Week!!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Mary Aldrich

Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your Internship go? With fresh ideas and many posts, you are proving how easy it is to steal the show! Mary was in interesting addition to the team since she is studying Business Administration with a Management major and African American Studies minor. She also attends Northeastern University and her efficiency and effectiveness seem to come naturally and we greatly appreciate her here. Mary is an absolute pleasure to have in the office and we are looking forward to seeing what ideas she will bring to the table!

  1. The first CD I ever bought was: Fugees – The Score
  2. The artist I admire the most is:I really admire Wyclef for his work with Haiti especially in light of the recent tragedy there
  3. I’m hoping this experience at MAE will: introduce me to the music industry and provide me with my first work experience in the field.
  4. My dream vacation would be: Relaxing in over-the-water bungalows in Bora Bora
  5. One album I could listen to constantly is: Ready to Die
  6. On my iPod you will find: Diverse mix from hip-hop and R&B to classic rock and soul
  7. My ideal job would be: A&R executive for a successful record label.
  8. When I’m not interning at MAE you can find me: At school or spending time with my family and friends
  9. My guilty pleasure song is: “Blame It” by Jamie Foxx – I think Autotune is best left to Zapp & Roger Troutman usually!
  10. 3 words that describe me are: loyal, driven, and independent.

Industry Question: Favorite Music Experience

We all love music, that’s why we’re here… either at MAE or reading this blog/question as a fan…. Personally, music is good EVERYWHERE… in the car, at home in any room, in the sunshine, in the rain, morning, noon, or night… in the headphones at the gym, walking the streets of your favorite city…. and yes, at a LIVE event indoors, outdoors, track show or full band…. We are asking you today—

What’s your favorite way or place to listen to music? Do you get hooked at a concert then buy the album or is the other way around? Are you an internet streamer? Do you like the Radio? College Radio? Satellite Radio? What really does it for you? Please enlighten us by sharing your favorite music experience!

Intern of the Week!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Courtney Fangmann


Courtney comes to Mass Appeal via Berklee College of Music…. A world renowned music school that encourages hands on learning and pushes their students to be the best they can be. Courtney brings to Mass Appeal an unparalleled enthusiasm both for what she is learning and experiencing as an MP & E major and for life in general. Courtney’s personality shines through in all that she does and if you ask her even about her last haircut, you’ll see even her stylist thought so! Courtney has been doing a great job covering the posts and updates from Mass Appeal Entertainment each Thursday and Friday. She is definitely pairing her love of music with her interest in the business of music. There’s no doubt that Courtney gives her all to what she loves and I am sure because of this, she will be happy and successful.

  1. My favorite album of 2009 was: Bring Gary Go’s self-titled record = AMAZING.
  2. The best concert I have ever been to is: MuteMath ft. As Tall as Lions (if you ever have a chance to see them live DO IT!)
  3. On my iPod you will find: lots of R&B/Hip-Hop/Rock/Gospel/Soca/Dancehall/Regae…pretty much everything.
  4. My guilty pleasure song: Ke$ha “Tik Tok”, Miley Cyrus “Party in the USA”, anything Taylor Swift….they’re so damn catchy!
  5. I’m hoping this experience at MAE will: Give me more experience with New Media Marketing and mold me into a marketing machine!
  6. My ringtone is currently: “Last Word” A.I. Music Group
  7. My dream vacation would be: Escaping to a hut over the water in Fiji or Tahiti…I need the beach!
  8. When I’m not interning at MAE you can find me: In the studio working with my production company, A.I. Music Group LLC! Chea!
  9. My ideal job would be: Freelance Production and Engineering for high-profile clientele!
  10. 3 words that describe me are: confident, motivated, spontaneous

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Industry Question: Affects of sex appeal and artist image on artist development

How do you think the current image marketing of artists, and overdone sex appeal, has affected the area of artists development?

Intern of the Week!!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Ashley Macaulay


You see this sweet innocent girl and would never think she fits into the ‘Metal’ world… but the reality is, packed into her petite self is an intense passion for various music and definite dedication to an abundant life!! Ashley plays the guitar, has taught the guitar and is active with Tastemakers Music Magazine and MEISA at Northeastern University. Ashley hates being with us just once a week and cannot wait until the Summer when she can take her MAE foundation to the next level 😉 ! We are definitely looking forward to this and hope Ashley will too! Be on the lookout for Ashley’s updates in the coming weeks!

  1. My favorite album of 2009 was: Bring Me the Horizon – Suicide Season
  2. The best concert I have ever been to is: Ozzfest ‘07
  3. On my iPod you will find: Everything from Bright Eyes to Necrophagist
  4. My guilty pleasure song: I Wish (the Little Mermaid Remix) – Skee Lo
  5. I’m hoping this experience at MAE will: Help me learn more about the music industry and the way an independent record label works.
  6. My ringtone is currently: Things That Rhyme With Orange, I Set My Friends on Fire.
  7. My dream vacation would be: Somewhere warm, with a beach!
  8. When I’m not interning at MAE you can find me: Collecting cookies from Stetson East.
  9. My ideal job would be: Something that I love and enjoy doing.
  10. 3 words that describe me are: Motivated, committed, fun

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