STARS Productions

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STARS Productions is a full-service, fully licensed entertainment agency, that has been in business for over an RIAA award winning fifty years, establishing a record for providing top-quality entertainment. STARS Productions will provide any type of entertainment you are seeking, the kind of event you are planning, or what budget you are working with. Our professional staff can provide you with re

gional, national and international award winning named Gold ,Platinum and Academy winning entertainment. We can also provide production such as lighting, back line and sound. STARS Productions founder and President, Stephen Tarkanish has experience in all levels of the entertainment industry. He was elected an unprecedented three-time College Agent of the Year, and has affiliations with the ACUI (Association of College Union-International) and NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). He was also the former President of the Conference of Personal Managers. An executive officer with the North American Concert Promoters Association, numerous involvements with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, as well as the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, and the Country Music Association. As a speaker with the International Associations of Affairs and Expositions Steve also remains one of the top music business lecturers at colleges and universities nationwide. Steve won a decision at a senate sub committee hearing that would have made every musician in America an employee of any/all purchasers of musicians. STARS Productions is an booking agency, management company and is a worldwide promotional organization. Steve Tarkanish is an elite Chief Global Officer.

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06/11/2024

It's called Digital quantization. They digitally process all the instruments to put them exactly on grid. Then they "fly" parts of music around in the mix, sometimes reassembling bass lines or even vocals. It totally removes "feel" from the music. "Feel" is, for just one example, when you push a little ahead of the beat to add energy or you get a bit behind the beat for a sadder feel. Now every song is right on the beat and the tempo never changes. A lot of times the musicians don't even play together they record all the parts individually put them on a grid and then they are assembled in the studio on a screen. There are some videos on this, like this one, that actually show the process in action with actual music.

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —"STARS Productions, a New Jersey-based entertainment booking agency, is cooperating with Ji...
06/07/2024

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
"STARS Productions, a New Jersey-based entertainment booking agency, is cooperating with Jimmy Buffett to resolve an asserted infringement of Buffett’s trademark rights. The issue arose out of STARS’s creation, development and representation of the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Parrotville. S.T.A.R.S. first used the “Parrotville” mark on March 20, 1999.
Last week, a Frederick, MD roadside grill, 'Cheeseburgers ‘n Paradise,' bowed to pressure from Buffett to change its name. Buffett had asserted trademark infringement based upon his 1978 hit song, “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” The Associated Press reported on April 9, 2004 that the Maryland eatery was the second restaurant in two months to change its name under pressure from Buffett.
Through counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Atlanta, Buffett provided notice to STARS that he was the owner of federally-registered trademarks in the names, “Parrothead” and “Margaritaville.” It was asserted that Buffett had long used and promoted the marks in association with products and services. He claimed that STARS’s “Parrotville” mark both infringed upon and diluted the Buffett-owned marks. He further asserted that STARS’s use of the “Parrotville” mark created a likelihood that consumers would mistakenly believe that “Parrtoville” services were somehow associated or affiliated with or endorsed by Jimmy Buffett. STARS was therefore directed to cease and desist from further use of the “Parrotville” mark.
“STARS routinely represents bands whose acts pay tribute to national and international performers,” said STARS’s President Stephen Tarkanish. He observed that he was not aware of any prior trademark challenges to tribute bands. Tarkanish stressed that STARS’s cooperation with Buffett was borne out of respect for Buffett’s long, pre-existing intellectual property rights.Steve Tarkanish's trademarks include “THE NERDS,” STARS and Tarkanish have been active participants in the entertainment industry, particularly in the market segment that relates to musical performing groups, since 1966. STARS has been licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate as an entertainment agency since 1988.–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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(Celebrity Access MediaWire) — STARS Productions, a New Jersey-based entertainment booking agency, is cooperating with Jimmy Buffett to resolve an asserted infringement of Buffett’s trademark rights. The issue arose out of STARS’s creation, development and representation of the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Parrotville. STARS first used the “Parrotville” mark on March 20, 1999.

Last week, a Frederick, MD roadside grill, 'Cheeseburgers ‘n Paradise,' bowed to pressure from Buffett to change its name. Buffett had asserted trademark infringement based upon his 1978 hit song, “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” The Associated Press reported on April 9, 2004 that the Maryland eatery was the second restaurant in two months to change its name under pressure from Buffett.

Through counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Atlanta, Buffett provided notice to STARS that he was the owner of federally-registered trademarks in the names, “Parrothead” and “Margaritaville.” It was asserted that Buffett had long used and promoted the marks in association with products and services. He claimed that STAR’s “Parrotville” mark both infringed upon and diluted the Buffett-owned marks. He further asserted that STARS’s use of the “Parrotville” mark created a likelihood that consumers would mistakenly believe that “Parrtoville” services were somehow associated or affiliated with or endorsed by Jimmy Buffett. STARS was therefore directed to cease and desist from further use of the “Parrotville” mark.

“STARS's routinely represents bands whose acts pay tribute to national and international performers,” said STARS’s President Stephen Tarkanish. He observed that he was not aware of any prior trademark challenges to tribute bands. Tarkanish stressed that STARS's cooperation with Buffett was borne out of respect for Buffett’s long, pre-existing intellectual property rights.

STARS’s trademarks include “THE NERDS,” a New Jersey-based act whose career and popularity have spanned twenty-years.

STARS and Tarkanish have been active participants in the entertainment industry, particularly in the market segment that relates to musical performing groups, since 1966. STARS has been licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate as an entertainment agency since 1988. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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STARS Productions is a full-service, fully licensed entertainment agency, that has been in business for over an RIAA award winning fifty years, establishing a record for providing top-quality entertainment. STARS Productions will provide any type of entertainment you are seeking, the kind of event you are planning, or what budget you are working with. Our professional staff can provide you with regional, national and international award winning named Gold ,Platinum and Academy winning entertainment. We can also provide production such as lighting, back line and sound. We deliver a successful event! STARS Productions founder and President, Stephen Tarkanish has experience in all levels of the entertainment industry. He was elected an unprecedented three-time College Agent of the Year, and has affiliations with the ACUI (Association of College Union-International) and NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). He was also the former President of the Conference of Personal Managers. An executive officer with the North American Concert Promoters Association, numerous involvements with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, as well as the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, and the Country Music Association. As a speaker with the International Associations of Affairs and Expositions Steve also remains one of the top music business lecturers at colleges and universities nationwide. Steve won a decision at a senate sub committee hearing that would have made every musician in America an employee of any/all purchasers of musicians.