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Friday
Sep232016

Do your old films have vinegar syndrome?

If you have an old film collection of 8mm, 16mm, Pathe or 35mm then you should check it regularly for "vinegar syndrome" - You do this by opening the can and if you can smell a vinegar like odour then that's a definite sign that a chemical reaction is underway with your film collection. 

What is happening?

Essentially this means that your film stock is beginning to deteriorate and the film is starting to decompose. Usually at this time we start to see a "snowflake" type of effect on the pictures, This is where the emulsion layer is starting to get really damaged (this is irretrieveable at this stage).

What should I do?

If you detect this vinegar smell we recommend that you remove the affected films from the rest of your collection and store them separately in a cool location until you can have it digisited. 

You will get the best copy of your films if they are digitised before this process has started to occur. With Larger libraries of content a proactive programme of digitising should be put in to place.

What next?

Call us on 08 9375 3902 to discuss your film collection, or email enquiriers to info@procopy.com.au

 

 

Saturday
Sep172016

Unsigned only announces 2016 Winners

UNSIGNED ONLY ANNOUNCES 2016 WINNERS RISING STAR INGRID ANDRESS WINS GRAND PRIZE
IN UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION

Other winners include Aimee Mann, The Struts, Colt Ford, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Aaron Shust, The Killers, Frank Foster, Lucero, and Many More Select Winners

For a complete list of winners, click here.
Unsigned Only is now accepting entries for the 2017 competition.
To enter, click here.

September 15, 2016 - Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce the 2016 winners. Selected from almost 6,000 entries, the winners represent some of the best unsigned artists worldwide in contemporary music.

Unsigned Only awards more than $150,000 in prizes split among 28 winners, including a Grand Prize package of $20,000 in cash (US) and much more in merchandise and services.

Judges included high-profile recording artists and tastemaker music journalists from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Paste Magazine,

Entertainment Weekly, LA Weekly, Yahoo Music, The Boston Herald, and many more.

The overall Grand Prize goes to the gifted performer and songwriter ;Ingrid Andress for the song "Footprints."

In addition to winning cash and prizes, Andress also receives one-on-one mentoring from a group of upper echelon music industry executives from Atlantic, Warner Bros., RCA, Epic, Razor & Tie, Disney Music Group /Hollywood Records, Nettwerk Music Group, Black River Entertainment, and others.

After learning that she had won the Grand Prize, Andress said,

"You always hear about this happening to other people, ;but I never thought it would happen to me.

It's such an amazing and rare opportunity to have people ;care about you and your music. It's very inspiring to feel supported by an organization who just want you to do well because of your music ability and your love for your art."

Ingrid Andress - can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ingridmuzic

 

Thursday
Jul282016

Unsigned Only 2017 Entries open

UNSIGNED ONLY 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
$150,000 In Cash and Merchandise Split Among 28 Winners!
Click here for the complete list.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR UNSIGNED ONLY 2017
Get a 12-month free digital subscription to either Guitar Player or Guitar World
when you enter ($30 value)!

TO ENTER, CLICK HERE.

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.

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