Friday, October 05, 2007

Getting rights wrong

Well, I just got a call from the music studio that I have to take down the YouTube video with the "making of" our latest CD project. Even though I was careful not to use footage from any contemporary composers, many of the "Catholic Favorites" we recorded had to be licensed, and those licenses don't include provisions for even the remotest clips being used for "public performance" or streaming on the Internet, not even if the purpose is to market the final product (which means increased royalties for those who "own" the work). Amazingly enough, the only two songs on the whole album which are in the public domain are "Amazing Grace" and "O Sanctissima." And those are the two I have the smallest amount of footage for.
Work is being done toward getting a "blanket license," at which time I may be able to re-post the video, but for now I must take it off of YouTube. I am tempted to use the footage and then just erase the offensive audio, but that doesn't make much sense when the whole "program" is about recording a musical album!
What a mess.


harv681 said...

The recording industry is quite serious in protecting licensing and revenue these days. A woman today was found guilty and fined over $200,000.00 for downloading music onto and from an internet music "sharing" site. Even with spiritual music, I guess they don't want to take a chance!

Anonymous said...

"Illegitimi non corborundum" (cs)

Anonymous said...

The only sense that can be made out of this whole whoopla is that it is "patently" Non-sense. Fritzie