News: June 2010
In cooperation with 24/7 Management in the UK and Phantom 4 Music, we are please to announce the inclusion of singer Cherry in the Anything But Monday girl group which is signed to Universal Records. Congratulations Cherry !
News: November 2009
Phantom 4 Music placed signed Producer and Writer Scobie Ryder's song
"Let's Go Crazy" in Season 2, Episode 2 "Red
Badge" - The Mentalist - which
aired October 8 2009.
Release: January 2009
For Immediate Release:
United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland (Press Release)
December 25, 2008 -- On December 16th, 2008, Universal
Recording artists, ANYTHING BUT MONDAY – a brand new group consisting of 5 talented young
ladies from Miami - released its first song ever. They
released it in the UK. Within a mere two days they became one
of the most popular groups in the country. Within 4 days,
more UK DJ’s were playing their music than any
other group on the entire continent. By the end of
one week, ANYTHING BUT MONDAY was showing up
all over the place on playlists in the UK, and already
branching out into France, Italy and Germany. Before New
Year’s Eve could strike twelve, they were getting calls
from the major radio networks in Scandinavia.
These ANYTHING BUT MONDAY girls have
actually gone out of their way to try to keep their music
from getting played in the United States for the moment,
because they think:
“It’s kinda cool” to “do
Europe first before we have to settle down. Plus, if we
screw it up over there, then we can still come back home
and probably be OK.”
Even still, a travelling DJ from Slovenia brought one of
their songs with him to spin at a club in North Carolina . .
. . and within days after the gig, ANYTHING BUT
MONDAY suddenly debuted in the top 10 of one
of the biggest and most powerful record pool in the United
States. The girls then turned around and asked Universal not to promote them in the States for the moment, despite this obviously good sign,
because they really wanted to wait until Spring or Summer to
Amidst their enormous popularity, the ANYTHING BUT
MONDAY girls are content on the fact that they might
not ever hit an industry top-40 sales chart.
What the heck is going on?????
Well, for one thing, it's pretty clear that these girls must
have been paying attention in music history class…
Five years ago the major record labels launched about 35,000
lawsuits in a massive litigation campaign against music fans
who shared songs online. It pissed off a lot of kids and
Universal Music Group, Sony BMG MusicEntertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI
Group, have been trying to play make-up ever since. The
problem is nobody trusts them or wants to be their friends
Next, industry investigators went after the wrong people
when they couldn’t match Internet accounts that were
active on file-sharing networks, with the actual computer
users. The RIAA ended up suing everybody under the sun and
they didn’t care who went down, so long as somebody was
made an example of.
The pressure became so bad that the parents of innocent
adolescents wound up paying to settle lawsuits just to avoid
the costs of litigation, even though their kids had done
absolutely nothing wrong and were not even involved in any
sort of file-sharing. The RIAA got it wrong . . . but what
the heck... somebody had to go down!!!
Even Al Capone would have a tough time stooping to this level
What’s really amiss is that even a decade later after
the major labels obliterated Napster, they, themselves, still
have not been able to figure out how to make money off the
same activity that they just destroyed.
In the end, an industry whose life is dependant solely on
making people happy, sat around scratching the back of its
heads for years, wondering why nobody loved them anymore.
Meanwhile, their victims have been festering for revenge.
So when the girls of ANYTHING BUT MONDAY got
discovered while performing for their friends at a local mall
in Miami, they did the unthinkable ….. they said
“no thanks” to a 165 page major label record deal
from SONY BMG.
From there the girls had the nerve to call Universal Music
Group and ask for “the top guy"... and the call
actually when through . . . and to make a complicated story
simple, the girls were able to set their own terms for a new
deal with Universal.
The contract, written by a 14 year old girl, in essence,
“Universal will let us do whatever we want to
do in order to make friends over the Internet ......... and
there’s no suing anybody ... or the deal's
When asked what their marketing strategy was going to be, the
“We’re going to figure out everything
that the major record labels are telling all their other
groups to do . . . and we’re going to do the
So far the girls have allowed file-sharing all over the
place . . . they’ve allowed remixing by the DJ’s
to flood the market . . . they’ve talked hard-core
underground bootleggers into going legit and signing their remixes over to Universal for a fair split
. . . there is no “official” remix, and,
unbelievably, they are never going to allow Universal to
release the original ANYTHING BUT MONDAY masters . . . and most blatantly, they’ve completely
bypassed all industry charting institutions.
“If we happen to chart, that’ll be cool
- but there’s really no need for it the way
we’re doing things."
The girls may seem out-of-control under the normal music
industry business model, but in reality they might be onto
something. Now that Universal has called off the attack dogs,
by allowing ANYTHING BUT MONDAY to do their
thing, perhaps at least one major record label is finally
about to discover a way to make money from file-sharing
enthusiasm for its products.
Release: February 2008
ANYTHING BUT MONDAYBANNED
PERFORMING AT 2008 MIAMI WMC!!
Miami-based musical group ANYTHING BUT MONDAY has been
banned from the WMC on the basis of being
The group of girls, whose name is derived from the fact
that they “never want the weekend to
end,” says it’s all a big
One conference official, who asked not to be identified,
has commented that the group was so brand new that their
application to perform did not even arrive until beyond the
mandatory deadline . . . but that even still, a special
exception was made for them to perform due to their seemingly
overnight popularity amongst the DJ population. However, when
it was discovered that the girl’s performance included
a massive pyrotechnic show with a row of a dozen cannons that
shot fireballs out over the audience, we felt it prudent to
eliminate them from the performance roster due to liability
factors. “They are simply too
The official goes on to say that:
“the conference would have been glad
to have had the group still perform if they would have
agreed to forego the use of pyro. But, instead, some of
their Miami-based DJ friends all got together and arranged
for them to perform secretly and unannounced at club
MANSION during the height of the Conference. When we
learned of this, we felt it prudent to ban them altogether
from the Conference in order to completely distance
ourselves of any potential liability."
Group singer, Porscha, responded by suggesting that:
"Osama Bin Laudin is “too
dangerous” . . . and Al Pacino in Scarface is
“too dangerous” . . . all we have are a couple
dozen fireballs that fizzle out in a split second . . .
we’ve never blinded or cooked any of our fans, and as
far as we know no one has even gotten an eyebrow toasted .
As far as planning to secretly perform under the radar of
Conference officials, the girls feel that this probably was
not the best laid plan . . . because they got caught before
they could pull it off.
Canadian-based, Phantom 4 Music Publishing Group is
somewhat disappointed with the way this went down for the
girls, but finds that as a result of it all the girl’s
morale is now at an all-time high. They actually like being
UPDATE: P4MG is excited to
learn that "30 Days 'til I'm
Famous" is heavily in negotiations with one of
the world's most powerful music distribution companies and,
at the same time, on the verge of signing a ground-breaking
A fully edited pilot is
about 20 to 30 days from completion.
In the meantime, NAYER, one of 5 members of the fabulous
"ANYTHING BUT MONDAY" all-female group, is currently in New
York at finishing up her
share of the vocal work on the group's songs for the
television show soundtrack and album releases. Sharing studio
time with her is PAUL from "NEW LIFE CRISIS" working on his
tracks for the show. At the same time, Paul's song DAYLIGHT
IN YOUR EYES - which will be used in the show soundtrack
- has now reached triple platinum status at 3.2 million in
certified sales in Europe.
Swedish producer, ,
of HITFIRE PRODUCTIONS is working simultaneously from his
studio in Stockholm via Internet lock-up with Ruffhouse /
Platinum Island producer, Stephen Stone, at the Lobo
Recording Studios in New York. Also, INSOMNIAX producers, , will be joining the production
on September 5th to assist in the co-production of their
"ANYTHING BUT MONDAY" track called "BUCKWILD".
Stay tuned for more
NEWS: P4MG places writer song called "Get What You Give" in the 2006 direct to DVD
movie "". Check out the
UPDATE: Phantom 4 Music -
January 2006 - P4MG adds an additional 8 songs placed within
the upcoming docu/reality show "30 Days 'til I'm Famous"
bringing the new song total to 28!
UPDATE: Phantom 4 Music -
November 2005 - P4MG adds an additional 10 songs placed
within the upcoming docu/reality show "30 Days 'til I'm
Famous" bringing the new song total to 20!
Airing sometime between spring
and summer of 2006, this fresh docu/reality show will focus
on 3 bands trying to make it in the music industry. As more
details on this show are released, check back and learn about
it here first!
NEWS: Phantom 4 Music - June 2004 - P4MG gets 9 to 10
songs placed with new docu/reality show "30 Days 'til I'm
Airing in Spring of 2006, this
fresh docu/reality show will focus on 3 bands trying to make
it in the music industry.