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Monday, April 21st, 2014 9:39 AM

Promo On SweetKenny In The UK_ Two Side Moon Productions

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 7:01 AM

Stay Up To Date With SweetKenny

You wanta stay up to date with all the latest news and info on SweetKenny?
just go HERE!
 
 
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 6:08 PM

The SweetKenny Store

The NEW! SweetKenny Store is now open!
 
go Here!
Thursday, November 17th, 2011 5:33 AM

New Song On SweetKenny's Wesite

Hi all,
 
There is a "New" song uploaded on SweetKenny's website titled
"The Whole World Is A Fantasy" so why don't you click the link and enjoy!
 
Song Link
 
take care!
The WaterFall Records Team
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 5:10 PM

The SweetKenny Blog

Hi all,
 
If you want some good reading.... you can head over to SweetKenny's Blog!
 
The WaterFall Records Team
Friday, October 21st, 2011 11:52 AM

SweetKenny On Reverbnation.Com

SweetKenny can now be found on Reverbnation. you can also buy his ringtones and download his music from his store.
 
The WaterFall Records Team.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 12:05 PM

SweetKenny On NUMUBU.Com

You can now find SweetKenny on numubu.com, this site is a new networking site for artist like SweetKenny. there you can network with studio's songwriters, sell your music, upload your video's and more.
 
So why not join now! it's FREE to join.
 
The WaterFall Records Team
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 5:37 AM

SweetKenny's Out There Again

Hi all,
 
Good news! you can now find SweetKenny (Ken Sutton) on
AristPr.com and he is telling everyone to join. it's FREE to join and this site will help you get where you want to be. and the best part is it's in HOLLYWOOD CA.
 
The WaterFall Records Team
 
P.S. don't for get to check out Ken's SweetKenny site.
Friday, August 19th, 2011 12:22 PM

SweetKenny Is Now ON Vimeo

Hello everyone,
 
You can now find SweetKenny on vimeo.
 
Its alot better then youtube and is more clearer, so check it out.
 
WaterFall Records Team.
 
 
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 6:04 PM

How Bands and Co-Writers Divide Percentage Shares in a Song

Hi all, Ken Here!
 
I got this from Discmakers, it was written by Bobby Borg. www.bobbyborg.com
 I think you all should read this and know it!
 
Under copyright law, as soon as one of your original song ideas is recorded on a handheld recorder or the lyrics to one of your compositions is written on a sheet of paper, a copyright is formed. A copyright grants you the exclusive first right to reproduce, distribute, perform, and sell your compositions to the public.
But what does copyright law say about your rights when an original idea is formed between two or more people? A few principles regarding joint works must be understood by the authors, and the most important principle has to do with ownership.
 

Division Of Ownership Under Copyright Law
There’s a presumption under copyright law that the authors of a joint work are automatically considered equal contributors. This simply means that if a band writes a song, each writer automatically owns an equal share, no matter how big or small their musical or lyrical contribution.
 
A "lyrical" contribution refers to the words written as part of a musical composition. Determining a "musical" contribution can be a lot more complicated. According to Neil Gillis, Vice President of A&R and Advertising at Warner/Chappell Music, a musical contribution includes the melody, as well as any pre-existing riff or groove that becomes an integral part of the song.
 
Take the drum part to the song "Wipe Out" for example, or the bass riff to the song "Come Together." Would these songs be the same if either part was excluded? Certainly not. Nevertheless, Gillis warns that he would never walk out of a writing session without first being clear among all the writers what percentage of each composition he owned. A simple written agreement will suffice. It’s not even a bad idea to record writing sessions on a small recorder, and to keep copies of original lyric sheets in case a dispute between writers ever materializes.

Exceptions To Copyright Law Per Written Agreement

Keeping in mind what copyright law says, if the percentage split in a composition is intended to in any way to be other than equal, there needs to be a written agreement setting forth what that split really is. For instance, if the members of your band agree that the bass player’s contribution in a song should only entitle him to a ten percent share, this must be put in writing.
 
You may be wondering whether any musician would carelessly agree to a smaller percentage share than he or she actually deserves. It’s not that uncommon! In fact, I know several musicians who, throughout the course of performing with one extremely successful rock singer, signed away 100 percent of their song shares in return for a small sum of money. Not realizing the potential value of their shares over the long term, the guys felt that it was what they needed to do at the time to keep their positions in the band. Needless to say, they’re all kicking themselves now.
 

The "All For One, One For All" Philosophy

With all this talk of who’s entitled to what, you might ask what happened to the "all for one, one for all" philosophy that most young bands and writers swear to. After all, if a group of writers stuff themselves into a practice room to spend hours of their valuable time experimenting with song ideas and recording demos, is it really fair that the harmonica player gets zero interest in a song just because he wasn’t feeling as lyrically or melodically creative as the others that day? And what happens when all the writers make relevant suggestions and have to determine whose chorus idea gets used? Can this potentially turn the writing process into a competitive game of who’s getting credit rather than focusing on writing the best song possible? It can be a very real problem. Consequently, many bands have an initial agreement stating that all of its members will receive an equal split in the songs regardless of who comes up with what.
 
The "all for one, one for all philosophy" makes perfect sense at first, and works for many years of a relationship. However, once a group becomes successful and everyone in the industry begins telling the vocalist or guitarist that he or she is the real star and genius of the band, writing credits and percentages can quickly become a topic of further consideration.
 
For example, guitarist Stone Gossard and vocalist Eddie Vedder wrote most of Pearl Jam’s songs, yet the band originally split the percentages in its compositions equally: each of the five members received 20 percent. However, as they became more successful and vocalist Eddie Vedder was recognized as "the star," essentially becoming the only irreplaceable member, the band wanted to keep him happy. They allotted 36 percent of each song to Vedder, and 16 percent went to each of the other four members of the band. In another, more drastic, example, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin started holing themselves up in a cottage in Scotland called Braun-yur to demo complete song ideas for Zeppelin III. In other words, this is where the other members of the group began to get cut out of the songwriting process.
Surely no one wants to lose out on their profitable piece of the pie, but the reality is there’s usually one or two key writers in a group who are the principle creators, and it takes a great amount of maturity on the part of the other members to somehow recognize and deal with it. It’s that simple! So it’s always best to get the sticky stuff out of the way before getting on to the business of writing – it can save potential hard feelings and your share of the credits when the time comes to collect your earnings.
 
As a Major label, Independent, and DIY recording/touring artist, Bobby Borg has over 20 years experience in the trenches working with some of the most respected management firms, A&R representatives, music producers, music publishers, equipment manufacturers, songwriters, and journalists. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music, a graduate of UCLA Extension with a certificate in Instructor Development, and a graduate of a number of UCLA certificate classes in business, writing, math, psychology, computer science, and music business. Today, he sits on the board of entertainment studies at UCLA, and is the recipient of the 2010 Instructor-of-the-Year award for his UCLA work in music publishing and music marketing courses. As a music business consultant, Borg is an A&R screener for record labels, a personal advisor to clients around the country, and a regular guest speaker at major music industry events. He is the is the author of Billboard Books best-seller The Musician’s Handbook: A Practical Guide To Understanding The Music Business and How To Market Your Music and Create a Buzz, as well the author of over 1000 music business articles published in journals around the globe. www.bobbyborg.com.
 
Too learn more about Discmakers blog http://blog.discmakers.com/
 
Happy Recording!
Ken...
 
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 12:55 PM

If Your With BMI You Can Now Get PAID For LIVE Shows

Hi all,
 
If any of you are with BMI http://www.bmi.com you can Now get paid for your live shows. just click the link for more info.
 
WaterFall Records.
 
BMI Live: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/550133
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 5:44 AM

Recording Lessions Members Page Is Up

Hi,
 
Michael Stevenson (web master) has just completed the recording lessions member page and it is now on the site. here you can find out more on recording, and the in's and out's of mixing music. there's even a story behind the mix song you can read about along with a forum to ask questions.
 
jusy follow the link and it will take you there; http://www.waterfallrecordings.com/recordingtips1.html
 
Good Luck in your recording!
 
The WaterFall Records Team.
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, September 20th, 2010 6:11 AM

WaterFall Records Completes Song Restoration

Hi all!,
 
Ken Sutton has just completed a song restoration on a 45rpm vinyl record from the 1950's from a country singer by the name of Bill Haight And The Northernairs from Canada.
 
This is what Ken has to say about the restoration; "When I got the record it was in bad shape, it was really dirty and needed alot of cleaning, it had alot of "Pops & Clicks" and noise in it from age, so after "Declicking" it I found it still had alot of "White Noise" in it. I mean it was bad, and alot of noise, but working out the "Freq's" and ajusting the "Q" fixed the problem and pulled out the noise. after fixing and ajusting eq problems, I brought it up to radio ready standards and burned it to cd."
 
 The song was to be played on the radio (WSOO 1230am) in Sault St Marie, MI. that sunday morning the 19th of september, so if you know Ken, it has to be done right and sound good for the client or it won't leave WaterFall Records until it is. and needless to say, it was. the client was happy and the song has a new life.
 
 
The WaterFall Records Team
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 6:45 AM

ReMix Of An Old Tune...

Hi all,
 
Last week we got a call from an old friend asking if we still have a song(s) he recorded with us back in 2003. well we sure do we told him!, but we would have to hunt for it, as it is in storage and to give us sometime to find it.
well needless to say we found the track(s) and all of the notes to them.
 
Ken (the engineer), loaded the song(s) into ProTools from a 16track fostex recorder and begain the mix. after listening to the track(s)"In Love", found that somethings just didn't fit the song(s) and some did. some parts were just bad and needed to be taken out. the background vox was just all over the place, and the strings came in at the wrong time in the song, as was the french horn. there were parts of the singers adlibs that just sounded off and gave no bearing to the song at all. as Ken mixed the song(s) he kept asking himself, "What in the world were we thinking in doing that!". so after two(2) days of mixing just one(1) song, it all started to make sense and turned into a nice piece of work. the title of the song(s) are "In Love" and "I Thug", and are written by sutton/stevenson/young/davis.
 
But going back and Remixing song(s) that you "thought" were good at the time is a good idea, and give's you new insight in your work as an artist. you find yourself doing as Ken did, asking yourself, "What In The World Was I Thinking!", and re-working the song to better art, not just art, "But Better Art!", putting "New" life into a song you gave up for dead long ago. just because you did it back in the day, doesn't mean it ain't good or no-one will like it. but remixing it and re-working it give's it a new life. and you find yourself better then years before.
 
The WaterFall Records Team!
 
Saturday, August 28th, 2010 5:54 AM

Ken Complete's Restoration Project For Native American Video

Ken Sutton (SweetKenny) has just completed the restoration project of a Instructional/Orientation video on Native American Indians in the correctional system. this is what they had to say in an email to Ken:
 
"The DVD looks very good. I appreciate your hard work. Gave your contact
information to the Michigan Dept. of Corrections. Hopefully they will
extend some business your way. Thank you once again for a job well done!"
 
Uniting Three Fires Against Violence
http://unitingthreefiresagainstviolence.org/
 
 
 
The WaterFall Records Team
 
 
 


Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 5:41 AM

Your Copyrights On Youtube

YouTube Copyright Rights


How your copyright rights are affected by YouTube. An overview of the YouTube terms of service and how your distribution rights are affected when you post videos on YouTube.

If you watch the news at all, chances are you have seen a YouTube video as part of a news story. For those unaware, YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google. Users can upload and share their videos. As it happens, "YouTube video" is somewhat of a misnomer, as YouTube does not create or own the videos on its site. YouTube is simply an online hosting site for a collection of user videos, recorded by thousands of people all over the world. But what happens when one such video gains national attention via TV news outlets? When such a video is on the news, there is usually a credit in the corner of the video acknowledging that the video was found on YouTube. This begs the question, however, "What about the video's creator? Doesn't he or she deserve credit?" The answer, according to YouTube, is a simple one: no.
In YouTube's terms of service, which every user must accept before uploading a video, the rules are stated very clearly. "By submitting User Submissions to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website." In layman's terms, by submitting content to YouTube, you are giving Google permission to use your content however it pleases.
It is important to remember that the majority of YouTube's profits come from advertising. Therefore, the more exposure YouTube gains, the more money Google will make. To put it in perspective, it currently costs $175,000 dollars a day to advertise on the front page of YouTube. This number can be expected to rise as YouTube becomes even more popular. You can now see why it is imperative that YouTube be able to distribute a user's content without specific permission by the owner. This necessity for promotion leads us to another interesting phrase in the YouTube terms of service. "You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without YouTube's prior written authorization." This states that no one may use any content from YouTube without Google's permission. This prevents news agencies from using a video hosted on YouTube without obtaining written permission, therefore ensuring that Google always receives credit for YouTube videos.
Interestingly enough, YouTube takes care to state in its terms of service that the user who submits the content still "retains all ownership rights to the content." Legally, there is very little difference between a license owner and a content owner. Therefore, while YouTube does not technically own the user content, it has essentially the same legal rights to the content's distribution and reproduction as the owners do. However, by allowing the content creator to retain ownership rights, YouTube can avoid liability for the content. The terms of service state, "You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them". This allows YouTube to reproduce and distribute the content as it sees fit while avoiding liability.
There is a fourth section of the terms of service that, while not expressly related to distribution rights, is interesting to note. "The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the YouTube website... YouTube may retain, but not display distribute or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted." Essentially, YouTube has the right to keep copies of uploaded videos on its servers forever, even if the user "deletes" them and cancels his account. YouTube may also continue to use the video for a "commercially reasonable' amount of time. This could potentially lead to a user video being used in promotional material for YouTube, even after the creator has deleted it.
While some of these terms may seem overbearing, or even an invasion of privacy, they are far from unusual. Veoh and Vimeo, two other popular video sharing websites, recite almost identical terms of service. While one may be inclined to view this negatively, there are some positives as well. For example, in June 2009, rioting broke out in Iran over presidential elections. Iran has a state controlled media, and did not report the riots. However, due to the proliferation of video enabled cell phones and YouTube, news agencies all over the world were able to report on this story. It would have been almost impossible to obtain permission from these users before reporting on the story, and if these terms were not in place an important event would have gone un-noticed. YouTube and sites like it are becoming more and more a part of mainstream media. Regardless of your individual opinion of them, these terms are here to stay, and you should be aware of them before posting a video or even a comment on YouTube.
Attorney Mark Levy specializes in intellectual property law. Nick Andreadis is his legal intern and an Industrial and Systems Engineer at Binghamton University.
 
 
This was copyed from www.videomaker.com
 
The WaterFall Records Team 
 
 
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 6:04 AM

New Cd Release Coming From MG Records

We at WaterFall Records are proud to have just mastered MG Records new Fatboy cd titled "Fatboy Still Hungry" do to be released on March 1st. of this year.
with tracks like, "Star With A Plan" (featuring Joey Giovanni), "The Break Up", "CO-Defendent" (featuring Marvalyss), and "Lady Of My Life". this cd is a mix of street wize and heart felt feelings coming from a true rap artist from the Hartford, CT. area. you can hear "Fatboy" on 93.7fm and www.wrtcfm.com or check him out at www.mgrecords.com , www.youtube.com/mgrecordsteam , www.twitter.com/mgrecords
 
 
this is a must have cd for anyone who love's underground rap music
WaterFall Records.
 
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 6:11 AM

New Artist From Moscow Russia

 
 
Alesya Frolova sent us here at WaterFall Records a request to hear her music, and I must say WOW!, she sounds Great!. she has a very nice tone in her voice and the songs she is singing match her voice. you all have to check her out www.myspace.com/alesya.frolova
we here at WaterFall Records will keep an eye out for her and keep you all updated.
 
The WaterFall Records Team
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 11:18 AM

New Video's Uploaded on SweetKenny's Youtube

 
 
 
 
Hi all!,
 
We have just uploaded new video's of "The Corner" on the SweetKenny youtube site, you can see them here http://www.youtube.com/sweetkenny1
 
see interviews with artist like "Trinnity", DJ Yokon, Lovely XXXL, and DJ/QT from the "Hi Hater's Show" on www.wrtcfm.com and many others from Boston, CT area. the show's hosted by C Stacks and brought to you by: WaterFall Records, Wess Entertainment Group, CS Entertainment.
 
The WaterFall Records Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 6:31 AM

WaterFall Records And SweetKenny Promo Video On Youtube

Check ou the new promo video for WaterFall Records and SweetKenny at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV8T6I3HJUE
 
WaterFall Records Team.
Monday, January 18th, 2010 5:42 AM

New Music Video From SUTTONFILM

Hello all,
 
Ken has done it again!, he's just completed a new music video for rapper C Stacks and you can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/sweetkenny1
 
the title is "Camera Girl" and was filmed at "SweetKenny's Fashion Week" here in Michigan. were sure you'll enjoy it.
 
also, Ken's game "John Presley - Zombie Hunter" will be out in February so keep an eye out for it.
 
until the next time.
 
WaterFall Records Staff.
Thursday, December 17th, 2009 7:46 AM

NEW PROJECT FROM C STACKS

Hi all!, Ken here
 
Well it's the end of the year and 2010 is in just weeks.
we've done alot here at WaterFall Records in the past 12 months, everything from cd design to music animation video's to video games. our newist project was to edit C Stacks new youtube spot titled "The Corner" hosted by C Stacks. the spot is  raw interview's on rappers in and around the Boston, MA. area. I uploaded it on my youtube page you can see it here http://www.youtube.com/sweetkenny1
 
 this is the frist in what is to become a rappers show and I hope to see alot of you on it. if you are a rapper and have a video about yourself you can contact C Stacks by email at
worldwidety@gmail.com
 
I wish you all a Happy New Year! 
 Good Luck in 2010
 
 
WaterFall Records 
 
 
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 5:50 AM

Whats Happening At WaterFall

Hi all, Ken here!
 
 
I just want to update you all on me here at WaterFall Records and it's staff.
 
Michael Stevenson (webmaster and all around guy) and his band are in the works of recording a new jazz cd. Michaels band is a jazz band so I know all you who love jazz will love to have this cd.
 
As for me, I'm in the works of createing a new animation movie titled "The Lost Buccaneers", and I am still working on the "Hitman", I also am createing a video game and a comic book for the both. I'm also writting the movie scores and the game scores for both movies. along with writting the title songs for both "The Hitman" and "The Lost Buccaneers". so I'm a bizzy guy and love what I do, what can I say! I'll keep you all posted as things come together.
 
 
until next time!
 
 
Ken...
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 5:34 AM

NEW ANIMATION MUSIC VIDEO COMPLETED

Hi all Ken here,
 
I just uploaded a new animated music video on my www.youtube.com/sweetkenny1 page titled "6 in the morning" by 211 Wall Street.
 
here is a link to it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUcFPNk-ko
 
enjoy!
 
Ken Sutton
Saturday, August 15th, 2009 7:04 AM

Only The Strong Survive.

Hello all! Ken Here,
 


  
        You have heard "Only The Strong Survive", well it's true....  you have to be strong in everything you do... "the let downs are your pickme up's, and the brick walls are your foundation"....
 
 
Ken Sutton
WaterFall Records
   
 
 

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 12:59 PM

RAY FRANKS NEW CD ONSALE NOW!!!!

Ray Franks new cd titled "LOOK UP!  RAY FRANKS SINGS COUNTRY GOSPEL" has just been released. you can pick up a copy at http://www/cdbaby.com/cd/Rayfranks
 
 
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 6:06 AM

ANOTHER HAPPY CLIENT ON MASTERING!

 
Hello all,


I  got this in an email, from Belguim, France...
 
 
"Hey Ken,

How have you been.? I downloaded the track today and i'm really happy with the result. It sounds much better then before. I'm amazed by it. Thanks a lot for your efforts, I appreciate it very much.
Joris"




Ken Sutton
WaterFall Records
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 8:11 AM

C Stacks "When I Take Off" Music Video Is Complete

Hello all!,

Well the looooog awaited animated music video is complete, and already on www.youtube.com/sweetkenny1

and on www.sweetkenny.com

so go check it out.

Ken Sutton
WaterFall Records
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 5:41 AM

Detroits Own

Hello everyone Ken here,

WaterFall Records has had the most enjoyable time listening too and Mastering Detroits own southern rock band "High Water Detroit", this is a great sounding, down to earth band with songs that have that feeling you get on the back of your neck when the hair stands up on it. Their songs tell of things that happen to all of us in life, the good and the bad. so we all can relate.


To learn more about "High Water Detroit" click the link below

http://www.myspace.com/highwaterdetroit

Ken Sutton
WaterFall Records.
Friday, November 21st, 2008 5:35 AM

SweetKenny's Film Scores

Hi ! Your music is very amazing! really

i'm selling in renderosity my music and i like to found another places on selling my music the problem here in Rendo, this is a 3d comunity and very few albums are sold...

You sell in soundclick? i see that can buy tracks individualy, works?

Thanks for all!!
Greetings

Sorry for my english, i'm spanish

Albert Álvarez
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 7:12 AM

A Comment From A SweetKenny Fan

I have visited your numberonemusic and myspace site today and I really enjoyd your music!!
i'm not using myspace too often but you can reach me by email anytime.
Please, keep me updated i will listen to all your music keep up the wonderful work!

take care,
Your New FAN Chris
Monday, November 3rd, 2008 5:47 AM

SweetKenny On Russian College Radio

Hi!!
I just had to tell you that your music is awesome and lately I recommended
your stuff to a lot of people i know. BTW I'm from Artyom, Russia and
recently I have been selected to be our college radio station (over 20000 listeners)
music director... I'd love to give you some spins..

Cheers,
Mikhail
Saturday, November 1st, 2008 1:20 PM

SweetKenny Update:

SweetKenny's new website is now up, so go and check it out.


www.sweetkenny.com


WaterFall Records.
Monday, October 27th, 2008 6:31 AM

SweetKenny's (Ken Sutton) Update.

Ken Sutton aka (SweetKenny) songs from his film scores and game scores has been "Published" by "Soundfile Productions INC". http://www.soundfileproductions.com

Soundfile Productions Inc, offices are located in LA, and has music placement in CSI (CBS), Law and Order (NBC) and Sleeper Cell (Showtime). "War" (Lionsgate), "Waitress" (Fox), and "The Protector" (Weinstein Company) to name a few.
So the "Next Time" you see a TV show you just might see Ken Sutton in the credit's, so keep an eye out for him.

WaterFall Records.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 5:23 PM

SweetKenny "Temptation"

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 7:52 AM

SweetKenny's On YouTube

SweetKenny's video "Temptation" is on youtube.com at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58sd-W-GYm8


So check it out.

WaterFall Records.
Monday, August 18th, 2008 7:22 AM

WaterFall Records Is Here To Help You In Your Recordings.

This is a response I got from a band in Detroit, http://www.myspace.com/poetstalepromotions


"Yeah man I want to work with you. You taught me more in that letter than I learned in 5 years of networking. Bro so cool your willing to help us out. Trust me in the end you'll be apart on a very good album..."



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