Before you upload anything at Total Pop Star Site, be aware of this incident, and you decide whether Total Pop Star is a fraud or legal.
On May 30th 2008, thousands of angry contestants and supporters protested the turnout of the Total pop Star Season 1 Finale as most votes, including most of the finalists reset to zero. This is a well documented case of the so-called glitch in their voting system. Receiving numerous complaints, we decided to create an investigative site, and found out more:
Total Pop Star was never registered nor licensed at BMI, ASCAP and SESAC as they claimed to be licensed with
BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Without BMI or similar authorities' licensing, it means your music that you would be recording in the future with any unlicensed organizations could be easily pirated or stolen!
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. If you haven't copyrighted your song prior to uploading to the TPS site, you may not be protected with the rights with your own music, without this licensing or affiliations with ASCAP.
SESAC - Performing Rights Organization. Without SESAC license, you might not be well protected with your performing rights, and you might be endangered with copyright infringement claims by original songwriters and copyright owners. Unless Total Pop Star applies for a valid license with SESAC, you could never be sure of your PERFORMING RIGHTS protection!
Furthermore, we found out that IFAdotCOM LLC and Mr. Andrew Van Slee, Executive Producer of the Total Pop Star were facing Amended Desist and Refrain Order
for violations of Section 25110 of the Corporations Code, issued on April 2, 2008 by the State of California Business and Transportation Agency Department of Corporations. IFAdotCOM maintains the Total Pop Star site.
So for your protection, before you join and upload your videos at Total Pop Star, do more research. Let our site be your guide. Go to http://totalpopstarscam.wetpaint.com/
SESAC (Performing Rights Organization)
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated)
AMMENDED DESIST AND REFRAIN ORDER
Corporations Code section 25110
LLC - Limited Liability Company
ISSUES ONLINE, Investigating the issues concerning Total Pop Star
Total Pop Star Online singing Competition
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