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Five Star Music Masters

Phone: (781) 341-1719 PO Box 207, Dedham, MA 02027

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Five Star Music Masters was organized in 1939 by Louis Tobin. As of February, 1978 the ownership, management and complete operation of the business was acquired by Richard Gardner. This company, for $39.50 plus $1.00 for postage and insurance, agrees to compose music for a poem, furnish lead sheets of words and music, furnish copyright advisory service (including all necessary papers to register the song), furnish a list of publishers, and send all completed work when the full amount has been paid. This company is not a publisher and makes no promise to publish a song. To avoid any misunderstanding that royalties are likely or assured, included in the contract is Nothing contained in the printed matter of Five Star Music Masters is to be construed as any promise or prediction of financial gain for the author as a result of service rendered by Five Star Music Master.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Five Star Music Masters include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Five Star Music Masters
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1939 Business started: 01/01/1939 in MA
Business Management
Mr. Richard Gardner, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Richard Gardner, Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category

MUSIC ARRANGERS & COMPOSERS Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (NAICS: 711510)

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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