A Note of Willful Intent
Shadowing R. Kelly’s “You Are Not Alone” Concealment Uncovered
About the Book
A Note of Willful Intent is a powerful nonfiction documentary that uncovers the entertainment industry’s exploits, incorrigible relationships, and cover-ups. The producer fulfills a wish to satisfy his insatiable dreams as an accomplished musician. Instead of divorcing himself from a path of crime, the hopeful artist chooses a destination that divorced himself from the law. I have observed these behaviors in the entertainment industry, being a makeup artist, professional model, and cosmetologist. I have seen the best and worst in the Industry. I envision this book as a tool to further this research and used by those who facilitate learning in copyright laws. This power tool validates those being impacted by aggressive behaviors, financial wrongs, plagiarism, and copyright infringement in the entertainment industry. This literature proves that everyone who has been impacted by intentional behaviors certainly has a unique story to tell. Linda Bell, Motivational Speaker, MzQueenOfPositivity As I find her to be insightful and astute, Dr. Julie demonstrates how unethical practices and noncompliance can lead to an unjust system, by bringing to light the fact that her lyrics were used without her consent for the song, “You Are Not Alone,” by R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. This book talks about exclusive lyrics being used without compensation, by the big artists and big record companies; about how sometimes songs and music that actually come to be; may not be totally created by the artist or writer listed on that project; but by another aspiring writer. I can relate, because I have written and published songs and music of my own, as I am a songwriter/music producer. “This book should be required reading for students studying music,” especially when it comes to protecting copyrights, negotiating with record labels or song publishers. Earl E. Shelby, Owner, Earl E. Soul Music Productions, LLC
About the Author
Juliette Moon, consultant, and researcher is the author of Everybody Sneezes and Sea Sponges Too, Bubble Gum Took My Breath Away, Teacher Reflections, and Affectionate Moon. Inspired by Thomas R. Guskey, and committed to teaching and learning, to enhance pupil/teacher performance, Juliette fulfilled a dissertation on Prenatal Substance Exposure and Its Affect on Student Achievement: Implications for Teacher Efficacy and Professional Preparation. She also participated in “Understanding Teacher Quality (UTQ), an Educational Testing Services (ETS) Study, presented by the University of Michigan.” Juliette’s professional background includes educational leadership, curriculum and supervision, teacher support, school counseling, early childhood, and special education. She facilitated collaborative literary projects, test-taking strategies, and student publications, in a gender-based middle school setting, that also included “Let’s Hear It From the Boys,” inspired by America’s Choice. Member affiliations include Pi Lambda Theta, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). A retired educator from Atlanta, GA, Juliette’s career in education began in Chicago, IL.