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March 11, 2021 at 11:56 pm in reply to: How streaming will continue to change everything in the music business #37528
Remember this thread a couple of years ago … looks like the Digital Art world has made the leap to using Blockchain as a way to enshrine ownership of a digital asset.
It certainly will be this week. :-0
I’m just down the road the other side of Cambridge.
Thanks for the replies.
It looks like the library used someone called Exploration Group LLC_Sound Recordings. I’ve put a dispute in for one track to see how they respond given that I have the contract which clearly outlines what the library were entitled to do, when the reversion clause kicks in addition to the accounts issued by the library documenting the (lack-of-enough) sales over the years. I’ll see how that one goes for now as I guess they are less likely to ignore it coming through YT.
At the very least this is a MUST WATCH for anyone giving away their copyright – or even just considering doing that – in order to begin to understand exactly what it is you are saying goodbye to ….
A quick update.
I have managed to find a good home for the entire set – we are planning to do something a bit different with marketing these… Ill let you know as things progress.
Thanks for all your replies.
Thanks for taking the time to listen and reply.
I think thats the difficult part, for me anyway, about writing something that, when used with picture, has these stops and starts edited in – how many do you put in yourself to suggest that the track is a trailer track and not a continuous underscore which needs to be rebuilt in order to add those specific edits. Creating and telling a story without the story actually being there in pictures is something I find quite tricky. Maybe I should run the sections together for the initial piece and leave editing up to those who need to do it? I did an album last year like that for a trailer house and the tracks, to my mind, were much more suggestive of underscore rather than trailer edits. Perhaps in the end a better way to go.
Yes … I think I’ll give that a whirl and see how it sounds 🙂 Dirty (sampled) beats at the back somewhere would fit the palette here.
Definitely more Hereditary than the ‘more overused horror sound palette’, but I think I’d rather go down that route – even if it does skirt a bit close to that sound as I develop my own palette – as I feel that I’d rather try to do something which is a little different than squeeze into an already over-filled stock cupboard. The overall production feel might be reminiscent at the moment but the music itself is not based in any way on that track. I probably won’t change the basic strings bias, but taking out things like the finger-snaps would definitely help. I do have a couple of solo brass and low woodwind lines that would also take it away from that reference. There is no client here at the moment – just me.
Thanks for that. I think by self-indulgent I mean writing for myself rather than a client although NOT having a client – especially for something sooo tied to the picture and the story rather than a musical form – means I am essentially writing in the dark as it were – I have to imagine my own trailer.
I’m grateful for your time and input. You’ve all given me good food for thought here and I’m going to take that all in and keep working on these.
DominicApril 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm in reply to: How streaming will continue to change everything in the music business #29902
I definitely see the potential of blockchain as a tool of copyright – it could essentially provide a singular, ‘original’ digital file, but it might take the whole industry to adopt the technology in order to give a backbone to the idea.April 23, 2018 at 7:15 am in reply to: Composers and artists themselves destroy the business. #29857
Just discovered that my Exclusive library is also offering a “monthly subscription” blanket license …
… Get unlimited access to our music library; download as many tracks as you like to use in as many vlogs as you like. Search through thousands of moods, genres and styles of music to find that perfect track for your video.
This is either for $12/month or $25/month depending on whether you monetise your video – MINIMUM TERM – 3 MONTHS.
The fact they have an reversion clause is totally borked due to tracks turning up on statements generating pennies in blanket revenues thus fulfilling the number of downloads criteria which keeps them in the library….
All of this change in marketing strategy without so much as an email giving us notice … even now – I found this out by contacting them as a potential client …
I’m not sure about paying for likes/followers etc but I do use Soundcloud a lot for listening and research as I find that amongst all those millions of banal, self-promoting tracks there are a few absolutely fantastic musical gems. There are definitely musicians on there that make beautiful, though-provoking and often challenging music just because they can. Its probably the lack of a huge number of followers/listens that makes it all the more rewarding when you find them. I’m not sure where else you’d go to just browse, take a chance and get that ultra-rewarding hit of finding something amazing with nothing stoping you but sheer effort on your own part.
I actually like this kind of retro sound and. at least in my parts, there is a call for it when done right. I feel that this style should be either one of two distinct types; A – ultra high tech with bang up to the nanosecond sounds, massive production values, minimalist intentions and a wildly expensive sounding filmic sheen to the whole thing or, B – ultra low tech with dirty, vintage sounds preferably recorded on a C90 cassette and phoned in to the mastering engineer ;-).
This for me falls somewhere in the middle. Time to make a decision.
Just my tuppence worth 🙂February 8, 2018 at 5:58 am in reply to: How to know when to stop sending cues to a library? #29457
When you sit there a few weeks afterwards regretting it and wishing you’d kept the last batch back or sent them elsewhere ….
Any chance of knowing who these industry friends, nice people and music shakers are? There is no information on the website save the aforementioned Russell Emanuel. Any deadline? What about the prize?
This sounds a little bit RSL…
Absolutely +1 for the Shure SRH 1840s. Love them. They balance very well for me with the Focal Twin6 Be monitors.
Great clip. Wading through it 15 mins at a time and letting it slowly sink in :-). Bitcoin may, or may not, please the establishment but the technology that makes it work – the use of blockchain – is undeniably successful.
Yes. Definitely something to think about now. If in the future the technology behind Bitcoin could be used to make an electronic (music) file a unique document with information about who created it, ownership, copyright, licensing and publisher info an intrinsic part of the file itself then every copy of it would be just that – a copy – an unlicensable, undocumented counterfeit – still able to be listened to presumably, but not exploited.