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Thursday
Jul212016

Contacts for different aspects of copyright approvals

Here's an interesting one folks to be aware of...

It's not uncommon now to use multimedia or film clips to enhance productions - particularly dance shows and music acts. It's now coming under increased copyright scrutiny.

If you use a film clip and original music for a dance show that then gets filmed and distributed (eg a end of year dance concert) then the APRA fees cover the live performance ONLY - If you intend to film the show (or in fact parents film the show and upload it to Youtube, facebook etc) and it's distributed (whether for money or not on DVD or Electronically) then it has to get the publishers copyright approval. That's a whole different ball game to music only and can be time consuming and VERY costly.

If you have a show coming up allow plenty of time to get approvals and a few bucks for the extra fees. 

Here are some useful links:

MUSIC RELATED

The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) may be able to help you find the owner of copyright in music, as they have extensive databases of rights holders.

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) may be able to help you find the record company that owns copyright in a sound recording you want to use. Playing or performing music in public 

APRA|AMCOS Phone: (02) 9935 7900;www.apraamcos.com.au

PPCA Phone: (02) 8569 1100; www.ppca.com.au

ARIA Phone: (02) 8569 1144; www.aria.com.au

 

GENERAL COPYRIGHT INFO:

Australian Copyright Council: www.copyright.org.au

Australian Publishers Association Phone: (02) 9281 9788;www.publishers.asn.au

Copyright Agency Phone: (02) 9394 7600;www.copyright.com.au

Australian Society of Authors Phone: 02 9211 1004;www.asauthors.org

 

FILMS, TV PROGS, DVD & VIDEOS

Copying - The first point of contact to get permission to copy a video is usually the production company. Directories such as the Encore Directory will help, www.encoredirectory.com.au

Screen Australia Phone: 1800 213 099; www.screenaustralia.gov.au

Screenrights Phone: (02) 9904 0133; www.screenrights.org

 

PHOTOS, IMAGES ETC

Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) Phone: 1300 656 512; www.alliance.org.au

Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Phone: 03 9856 0700; www.aipp.com.au

Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP) Phone: (02) 9025 3975; www.acmp.com.au

 

PLAYS & WRITTEN WORKS

The Australian Writers’ Guild may be able to assist in finding the copyright owner of plays etc:www.awg.com.au

 

WORKS OF ART

Viscopy, the visual artists’ collecting society, for the reproduction of works of art from Australia or overseas:www.viscopy.org.au

 

SOFTWARE

Business Software Alliance www.bsa.org/Australia

Tuesday
May032016

Mobile phone audio enhancement

We get many requests for enhancing audio and video from mobile phones and similar recorders. Here's some of the issues and tips to try and improve the quality of recordings from these devices.

Read More Here:

Tuesday
May032016

Audio Reel to Reel tape failure

Is this the worst tape failure we've had to date?

 Nothing lasts forever - especially audio reels read more here:

 

Thursday
Apr282016

42 Aussie Winners in the International Songwriting Comp for 2015.

Candace Avery, Founder/Director of the International Songwriting Competition has just sent us a press release:

The US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2015 winners, and out of over 18,000 entries from 120 countries, Aussie artists did extremely well, with 42 wins in the competition!

I have included a press release below, and please go to our website to see all the winners:

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

You can download a low-res photo of many ISC winners at
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners


Friday
Apr012016

Unsigned Only Deadline Extended to end of April 2016

 

 

The Unsigned Only deadline to enter has been

extended until April 29, so you still have time

to enter!

 To Enter Click Here

$150,000 in prizes will be split among 28 winners,

including a Grand Prize package of $20,000 in cash

(US) and much more in merchandise and services.

Prizes include merchandise from D'Addario, Gretsch

 Drums, Sony Creative, Disc Makers, Intellitouch,

and many more. Winners also gain exposure and

recognition from music industry professionals,

 press, and music fans.

The Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one

mentoring from a group of upper echelon music

industry executives, ranging from label presidents

 to heads of A&R. These are the people who make

decisions about who gets signed, and this could

make the difference in your career. This is a

once-in-a-lifetime chance to directly network with

 the top record company professionals and get advice,

 guidance, feedback, and networking opportunities.

Unsigned Only is open to solo artists, bands, and

singers who are not signed to a major label record

company. 

Unsigned Only is looking for outstanding, talented

 artists - newcomers or veterans - and accepts

original and cover songs.