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)
- No More Karaoke? (businessattorneysacramento.wordpress.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)