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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I HATE starting new topics... Anyhow, I cannot be arsed to look if this has been asked before, and I believe it has not... so here we go:

Who is QP? Is it Brian, John and Roger? Or are there more people included? Or do they actually not belong to QP??? If so, who is sitting on the throne of QP?


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QPL is the band's production company.

Directors being (I believe) Brian, Roger, John, Jim and a representative of Freddie's estate - I believe that is also Jim.


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot... but since you wrote "I believe": How certain is this? 90%?

I would have thought the same but I forgot Jim... But basically QPL is the four of them (plus Freddie's soul)


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, a representative of Freddie's estate - Freddies's soul would be unable to contribute to any business decisions.

Actually, it might be able to make a few "better" decisions that allowing the use of Queen material for Toyah Wilcox to royally f*ck up......


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So basically, whenever we insult QP, we insult Roger and Brian and John and Jim, am I right?


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim is not a director there. And yes John is still 'working' there and signs documents (I've seen them). Check this for details:
http://serryfunster.narod.ru/ltds.htm

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Posted: 14 Apr 05, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim is on the Board Of Directors of QPL as Freddie's representative.


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Posted: 15 Apr 05, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

Jim is on the Board Of Directors of QPL as Freddie's representative.


Again: he IS NOT a director there. I have their financial statements for 2003 year:
"Company information:
Directors: B H May, R M Taylor, J R Deacon"

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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry Funster wrote:

Benn wrote:

Jim is on the Board Of Directors of QPL as Freddie's representative.


Again: he IS NOT a director there. I have their financial statements for 2003 year:
"Company information:
Directors: B H May, R M Taylor, J R Deacon"


I know quite a bit about entertainment law and estate law...and since Jim is Queen's Manager...it would be what is called in legal terms...a Conflict Of Interest for Jim to be BOTH Manager of Queen, AND serve as Freddie's legal representative for Freddie's estate. (not that this kind of thing isn't done..but when it is...it usually blows up legally) so it's BEST NOT to have a conflict of interest. If Jim held both posts, that would be Double dipping to himself financially and legally...with financial and legal implications...against the Freddie Mercury estate, but which would serve Jim's interests financially and legally on both ends..as Manager of Queen AND as Director of all of Freddie's persoanl/professional assets/business, etc.


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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does Mary Austin not act on behalf of Freddies estate?

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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is from the article/interview with Mary Austin, "Mercury Left Me His Millions"

"Mary is also a trustee of the Aids foundation set up in Freddie's name. The Pheonix Trust, based in Montruex, Switzerland, where Queen have their own recording studios."

I don't know about her role in terms of Freddie's estate. I do think she is still part of Freddie's music publishing company (which administers the royalties, licensing, and legalities of Freddie's music), which Freddie employed her in when he was still living. Also from the same article.

"As another way of keeping her close, Freddie created a job for her, making her company secretary to the music and publishing businesses he ran from his home."



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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She's a company secretary at Mercury Songs Ltd and Mightytape Ltd (another Freddie's company).

Just as I wrote above - check this for details:
http://serryfunster.narod.ru/ltds.htm

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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

arlene wrote:

Serry Funster wrote:

Benn wrote:

Jim is on the Board Of Directors of QPL as Freddie's representative.


Again: he IS NOT a director there. I have their financial statements for 2003 year:
"Company information:
Directors: B H May, R M Taylor, J R Deacon"


I know quite a bit about entertainment law and estate law...and since Jim is Queen's Manager...it would be what is called in legal terms...a Conflict Of Interest for Jim to be BOTH Manager of Queen, AND serve as Freddie's legal representative for Freddie's estate. (not that this kind of thing isn't done..but when it is...it usually blows up legally) so it's BEST NOT to have a conflict of interest. If Jim held both posts, that would be Double dipping to himself financially and legally...with financial and legal implications...against the Freddie Mercury estate, but which would serve Jim's interests financially and legally on both ends..as Manager of Queen AND as Director of all of Freddie's persoanl/professional assets/business, etc.


Yeah, very possible in this case.

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Posted: 16 Apr 05, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Sergey:

I went on your website...nice!!!! But how come it say Jim Beach is a Director at Goose Productions, Ltd.,(formerly Mercury Songs Ltd, formerly Pond Productions Ltd.,) Freddie's Music Publishing Company? I still don't think that's accurate. You said you have the financial statements..are those up to date to 2004-2005...what do THEY say, for Freddie's Music Publishing Company...or can we find out who ACTUALLY is the Trustee/Legal Representative for his estate?

Freddie Mercury
· Goose Productions Ltd - previously Mercury Songs Ltd until 31/12/78 - previously Marlhouse Productions Ltd until 31/12/76 (a)
· Mercury Songs Ltd - previously Pond Productions Ltd until 31/12/78 (b) (directors: Jim Beach, John Libson, Amin Saleh) - for Freddie's solo recordings, Mary Austin is a company secretary there
· Mightytape Ltd (director: Jim Beach) - Mary Austin is a company secretary there



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Posted: 17 Apr 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

arlene wrote:

Hey Sergey:

I went on your website...nice!!!! But how come it say Jim Beach is a Director at Goose Productions, Ltd.,(formerly Mercury Songs Ltd, formerly Pond Productions Ltd.,) Freddie's Music Publishing Company? I still don't think that's accurate. You said you have the financial statements..are those up to date to 2004-2005...what do THEY say, for Freddie's Music Publishing Company...or can we find out who ACTUALLY is the Trustee/Legal Representative for his estate?

Freddie Mercury
· Goose Productions Ltd - previously Mercury Songs Ltd until 31/12/78 - previously Marlhouse Productions Ltd until 31/12/76 (a)
· Mercury Songs Ltd - previously Pond Productions Ltd until 31/12/78 (b) (directors: Jim Beach, John Libson, Amin Saleh) - for Freddie's solo recordings, Mary Austin is a company secretary there
· Mightytape Ltd (director: Jim Beach) - Mary Austin is a company secretary there


Jim is not a director in Goose Productions - Amin Saleh is.

About Mercury Songs and Mightytape - yes, his name mentioned in these statements (for 2003 year) as a director and his sign is there.

Maybe because he's not a manager to Freddie (since Fred is dead) it's possible for being a director to Freddie's companies... I don't know!

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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway thanks for your thoughts about this my article and I've mentioned that forgot to write who was director at Goose, so page is updated and again thanks!

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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry Funster wrote:

arlene wrote:

Hey Sergey:

I went on your website...nice!!!! But how come it say Jim Beach is a Director at Goose Productions, Ltd.,(formerly Mercury Songs Ltd, formerly Pond Productions Ltd.,) Freddie's Music Publishing Company? I still don't think that's accurate. You said you have the financial statements..are those up to date to 2004-2005...what do THEY say, for Freddie's Music Publishing Company...or can we find out who ACTUALLY is the Trustee/Legal Representative for his estate?

Freddie Mercury
· Goose Productions Ltd - previously Mercury Songs Ltd until 31/12/78 - previously Marlhouse Productions Ltd until 31/12/76 (a)
· Mercury Songs Ltd - previously Pond Productions Ltd until 31/12/78 (b) (directors: Jim Beach, John Libson, Amin Saleh) - for Freddie's solo recordings, Mary Austin is a company secretary there
· Mightytape Ltd (director: Jim Beach) - Mary Austin is a company secretary there


Jim is not a director in Goose Productions - Amin Saleh is.

About Mercury Songs and Mightytape - yes, his name mentioned in these statements (for 2003 year) as a director and his sign is there.

Maybe because he's not a manager to Freddie (since Fred is dead) it's possible for being a director to Freddie's companies... I don't know!


Sergey, thanks alot. I went back on your website too and saw the update about this. Good to know.


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Posted: 02 Sep 07, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Their landlord is Jim Beach.
Their employees are Brian, Roger and John
Their teaboy and general bullshitter is Greg Brooks

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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

where does Nick Holford, Mary Austin's soon to be ex-husband fit in here. I know he was with Mercury Songs Limited.

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Posted: 23 Aug 12, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim Beach...

Company Name

Company Status




EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION

Active




MIGHTYTAPE LIMITED

Active




TONLEIGH LIMITED

Active




MERCURY SONGS LIMITED

Active




GOOSE PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

Active




GOLDHAWK PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

Dissolved




GLOBAL BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENTS LIMITED

Dissolved




SPINNEY MUSIC LIMITED

Dissolved




HADRIAN TELEVISION LIMITED

Dissolved




BROADBEAM LIMITED

Dissolved




DESTINATION DESIGN LIMITED

Dissolved

(Director Resigned 29/05/1998)



SPOOKS LIMITED

Dissolved

(Director Resigned 14/04/1997)



MOUNTAIN STUDIOS (MONTREUX) LIMITED

Dissolved

(Director Resigned 01/03/1993)


regarding QP, yes Brian Roger and John are director, however this is a company with a fair few employees, dont for one minute assume Brian and Roger make all the decisions they just oversee and get recomendations, Jim will be heavily involved in this being the bands manager but ultimately when QP decide to put out a product it's Brian Roger and John who have given it the green light.


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