Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WAIT! Don't post that video without a sync license.

Musicians getting in trouble with the law – well, that’s nothing new. What’s a good music resume without a couple of arrest reports to fill out the career dips? (kidding)
But what about that YouTube “take down” notice you just received for the video you posted of your band covering “Freebird?” You got a mechanical license to release the song on your CD (right?), and the video turned out awesome, so you owe it to the world to post it online. But did you get a sync license for your online videos of cover songs?

“When you attempt to ‘sync’ a sound recording of a song with any audio/visual element, you also need to obtain a synchronization license (or sync license). This is a separate, negotiable license that allows you to use a particular piece of music in synch with other visual elements, such as in your music video.”
That’s a snippet of what CD Baby’s resident entertainment attorney/blogger Christiane Cargill Kinney posted on The DIY Musician blog in her thorough explanation of the requirements for posting videos of cover songs online. The article is titled “Posting Cover Songs on YouTube: Music Licensing Law Explained,” 
and it’s filled with serious information about compulsory mechanical licenses, broadcast licenses, re-print licenses, sync licenses, and so on, and so on. As she puts it, “There are about as many music licenses as there are ‘Beliebers,’ and they each serve different purposes.”

Read more: Wait! Don’t post that music video on YouTube without a sync license!

Good Luck and have fun!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's been a Long Day

Hey, I hope your season is ending well!
Mine's been great and is ending in like wise!
     Crystal Waters, (writer and singer of Gypsy Woman , Happy, 100% Pure Love, Le Bump, etc), and "I" recorded a duet together that's produced by the mighty Stonebridge.
Have you heard it?
If you haven't, you can listen to ALL of the versions/mixes here:

If you dig us, you can buy us!  :-)
Purchase here:

     We're quite proud of our project and our little team and are looking forward to pumpin' out a few more tunes together.
Check it out and send us some positive feedback. We'd love to hear from ya!
I'll update you later!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

May The Works I've Done Speak For Me

As you may or may not know, I write most of my own songs AND I write and sing with, and for, other artists.

View the album art for some of the things I've done.....
So when you wonder where I am or what I could be doing,,, If you're wondering if I write or if I'm "STILL SINGING", here ya go  :-)
Enjoy the views and read the comments. (feel free to leave some positive ones of your own).