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Discussing this at length recently on a weekend agreed to demonstrate the long outstanding case of infringement against the writers of the popular song known as 'Halo'. 


October 2010 became the first initial introduction to outgoing costs and overall financial loses to a song heard for no more than 30 seconds on the U.K's Smooth FM when instantly singing the stand out melody written for 'Standing On The Balcony'. 


Initially contacting former writers and band mates in the U.S became alarmed at the then already display of issues both 'Halo' and subsequent release of another song known as 'Already Gone', had produced (July, 2009).


During the same year by case had been contacted by a U.K based friend who had advised me of concerns to, "Mike, I've heard one of your songs on the radio". The reply at the time was due to situations of both previously mentioned facts below something of which i'd stated, "More than likely". Moreover due to the realities of living 995 feet on a private mountain due to circumstances something of which seemed, at the time a trifle non compete. 


Having sent a number of emails to stated writers and former band members of the group 'Clever Bastards', decided to contact Sony Music, in London by around the end of November 2011. Contacting their own legal department left a message and was promptly called back some 15 minutes later. Feeling positive at that stage felt an amicable solution would be agreed. 


2009, being pivotal as musical year had found all former band members from both groups involved with suddenly making or easily receiving monies. One by default having taken up a role in a Heart cover band which at same time had removed my own abilities to compete with the original act known as 'The Cafe Authors'. Usual reactions of excitment had been fielded upon being short listed to have made an appearance at then U.S Presidential inauguration the previous January for then 44th U.S President in Washington D.C. Claims of senior members of the U.S music industry having heard and sharing round of the 16 track album, 'Looking Up Looking Down', with the now more structured elements of 'Standing On The Balcony', continued to be played live in Washington State. The song itself had also made it as far as Dubai via the details of a friend and due to ongoing works via the show 'LiveInTheLounge'', had made itself popular via the internet (February, 2008).


The aforementioned having been part of a growing musical portfolio for myself as both a writer and producer of talent(s) stretching from Seattle, Nashville, Paris, Glasgow. 


Upon contacting a firm of U.K Solicitors in England was further strengthened in step while being advised that they agreed. The overall ability and argument in case that one is able to not only sing both melody and lyrics over the entire song of Halo. Moreover, proved Halo to be a direct call or answer in part to its lyrics. 


In then at point of being asked to provide an official musicologists thoughts was never surprised by the zero settlement answer that came as with 'Lynne, Petty, Versus Smith', claims may have been "Claims of a different key" (January, 2015).


At which point due to costs and loses already incurred during that period within the United States music industry froze all paper works for six years at the solicitors in Solihull, England. 


In adding twists to an already rancid bout of situations and issues of growing ill health was also never shocked by the flip sides. The very same people who had all but left a real life situation of 'Parental Abduction' of a child to make further funds immediately after or during that time had also been elevated to status of the very well known Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (April, 2013). 


Realities to votes to become members having been gained by the same Seattle PR guru who had removed my own abilities to earn in assistance to breaking up of the band. One recipient stating "Best of luck with that", during an email exchange. Sarcasm being a thing would later receive a notification to expire including the deceased face of a friend via photograph between that period and up to April of 2017. Alliances being some what twisted have also been advised not to contact those people again. 


In closing or more importantly performance, happy to take any backing track of the song Halo, and place it in the hands of what it actually is: Copy written music that by release of one year prior belongs to me. 


Michael David Curley

Best of Luck With That 

References below. 


When this one decided to write. 


Practice Set 3 - One - 2015





Articles listed remain until reasonable official requests to the United States State department are answered as were originally detailed via U.K Official Solicitors in 2012 dating [February 2007 thru February 2018]. Currently attending University within the United Kingdom. In terms of an now none ability to option social medias draw proof from the details. Daniel will be 16 in May 2019 at which time all attempts to reestablish contact will be met. For & On Behalf. 



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