Your funky wedding and musical garage sale just got a little more expensive.
The Copyright Board of Canada has, for the first time, decided to charge fees to anyone who uses recorded music as part of a public event. That means anyone who plans on using tunes to get the party started will need to dig a little deeper before hitting play on the iPod.
The new rules include any event in which music is played – weddings, ice shows, street parties, circuses, parades and karaoke bars are all named in the official notice from the country’s copyright board.
“Recorded music is a vital part of the business model for many live events and, indeed, it is impossible to imagine a fashion show, festival, parade or karaoke bar without music,” said Martin Gangnier, Re:Sound’s director of licensing.
“[It] ensures that the recording artists and record companies who create this music are fairly compensated when their work is used at these events.”
While many of these events pay fees already, those fees compensate those who own publishing rights to songs. The tariff announced today is new and on top of what already exists, and will go toward compensating those who actually perform the music.
Strange Random Copyright Quote:
“Men don’t like nobility in woman. Not any men. I suppose it is because the men like to have the copyrights on nobility — if there is going to be anything like that in a relationship.”
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- Copyright Law for Music in your Videos (bostinno.com)
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- News-Abolish Music Copyright? (pluginin.org)
- A general question about copyrights (gearslutz.com)
- ASCAP Targets Farmers’ Markets and House Venues (eastbayexpress.com)
- Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free (gizmodo.co.uk)
- The 5 Best Sources For Exploring The World Of Public Domain Music (makeuseof.com)
- Proposed Chinese Copyright Changes Would Encourage Re-Use (yro.slashdot.org)
- The Artistic Case for Abolishing Copyright (shareable.net)
- Copyright Kings Are Judge, Jury and Executioner on YouTube (federaljack.com)
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Strange Random Sound Quote:
“One dog barks at something and a hundred bark at his sound” – Chinese Proverb
- Pro Sound Effects Announces Distribution of BBC Sound Effects Archive (prweb.com)
- Booktrack Adds Music and Sound Effects To Ebooks (tech.slashdot.org)
- Productiontrax Expands Stock Sound Effects Library with Blastwave FX (prweb.com)
- Pond5 Turns Up the Volume with Audio Launch (prweb.com)
- Reviews Old City Blues (manodogs.blogspot.com)
- Notable Scream (jeffsargis.wordpress.com)
- Chess Wars: When Star Wars Meets Chess (techeblog.com)
Strange Random Electronic Music Quote:
Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You’re glad someone’s done it but you don’t necessarily want to listen to it. – Brian Eno
- Gallery: Vintage Moog Ads, Vintage Bob Moog, from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives (createdigitalmusic.com)
- Daphne Oram: an unlikely techno pioneer | Life and style | The Guardian (exitlanguages.wordpress.com)
- ‘Kraftwerk Who?’ Pioneering ’50s Synthesizer unearthed in French Barn (engadget.com)
- Create Analog Music: Buchla Love, Visiting the Studio of a Custom Modular Maker (createdigitalmusic.com)
- RnR Music Owes Dr. Robert Arthur Moog (wncx.radio.com)
- Moog Obsession (wiretotheear.com)
- Gear review… Logic 9 continued and ended. (makerofspace.wordpress.com)
Next to a pile of transistors and exposed metal, a woman with a pinroll hairdo tilts her head to one side and offers the camera a tight, prim smile. This is Daphne Oram, who, according to Science Museum curator Tim Boon, looked “like Margaret Thatcher . . . with a cut-glass accent”, but helped lay the foundation for techno music.
Oram seems an unlikely candidate for a techno pioneer, but as a new exhibition at the Science Museum shows, her life’s work was astonishing.
Strange Random Sound Quote:
- Weekend Clicking (rhizome.org)
- High-Energy Techno Soundtrack Officially Announced For Launch Of Updgraded Techno Kitten Adventure Game (prweb.com)
- S&M – Mr.TECHNO Beats (infoandskillz.wordpress.com)
If you missed Pi day, you’re just in time to celebrate the day that honours its nemesis. Tau is the double of pi, corresponding to the date 6/28 or June 28, and to help mark the occasion, musician Michael Blake has created a musical interpretation of the constant (see video above). It maps tau, up to 126 decimal places, to musical notes. Earlier this year, Blake created a similar rendition for pi, that became popular online. Somehow, the melody of tau seems to be even more pleasing to the ear though.
Strange Random Mathematics Quote:
If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi. – Richard Preston
- It’s Tau Day! Watch an amazing video of “What Tau Sounds Like” (geek.com)
- Happy Tau Day! (neatorama.com)
- Peace Of Pi On Tau Day (webnerhouse.com)
- Your Tau Day Serenade (nerdist.com)
- Forget Pi, Here Comes Tau (newser.com)
- Tau vs Pi….. it is getting vicious! (politics.ie)
- Circular logic (thedizzies.blogspot.com)
This week, we’ve added two new playlists of music videos with the key words PUT and LOOK. So you can find songs from the likes of Paul McCartney, The Coral, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Ramones, The Libertines, Jet, Dido, ABC or Monty Python (yes, that song) for your education and entertainment!
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Strange Random Music Quote:
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. – Frank Zappa
- Exit Languages on YouTube (new channel) (exitlanguages.wordpress.com)
- Embedded YouTube Video Search Bar Fix (webpagefx.com)
- YouTube Live – live streams all the time (exitlanguages.wordpress.com)
- Sorry Google, YouTube Captions Aren’t for the Deaf. They’re for Your Robots. (webpagefx.com)
- YouTube begins YouTube Block Box Office service (panasianbiz.com)
Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an important early influence on hip-hop, died on Friday at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 62 and had been a longtime resident of Harlem.
Worth listening to:
Strange Random Gil Scott-Heron Quote:
Because I always feel like running
Not away, because there is no such place
Because if there was, I would have found it by now
Because it’s easier to run,
Easier than staying and finding out you’re the only one who didn’t run
Because running will be the way your life and mine will be described,
As in “the long run“
Or as in having “given someone a run for his money”
Or as in “running out of time”
Because running makes me look like everyone else, though I hope there will ever be cause for that
Because I will be running in the other direction, not running for cover
Because if I knew where cover was, I would stay there and never have to run for it
- R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron…. (fr33domhall.wordpress.com)
- Gil Scott-Heron Poet and Singer Has Died (femaleimagination.wordpress.com)
- Poet Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62 (inquisitr.com)
- “Gil-Scott Heron Passes Away At Age 62” and related posts (missinfo.tv)
- Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P. (followmehere.com)
- The Revolution will not be Televised | Gil Scott-Heron (pdalbury.wordpress.com)