a reply to: shefskitchen
You don't understand what I do. I do voice over work from home using Pro Tools and yes because I use sound effects and backing music which is largely
royalty free, yes I pay a service which licenses it for commercial use to me. I do not use others music in the manner you do so I have no need for
those products you mentioned. I use my voice to make money you are taking someone else's work and using it without paying for it nor giving them
credit and monetizing it without providing a way for the artist writers nor the record labels to earn the royalties they are due, in others words
I spent the majority of my career using a grease pencil and razor blade to make edits on reel to reel tape not digital products which are available
today. I started my radio career when the FCC required an operator's license in the studio with you and when you were required to monitor transmitter
reading hourly. It is indeed a recent invention as the digital environment which makes it easier but Pro Tools has been on the market since 1989 from
I believe the first digital system I worked with was in the early 90,s while in the Air Force while working for AFRTS and was actually a digital
editing suit for the television side, otherwise the first system I worked with was RCS system which was touch screen and handled both the digital
music library and allowed for uploading commercials from reel to reel tape which was a pain in the rear.
I have worked in major markets, medium markets as well as small markets and have managed a career since 1984 when I started working in commercial
radio while still a freshman in high school, sadly the whole industry has changed for the worse since then but I am sure you know all about that with
your vast expierance.
As far as something being "broadcast complaiant" I can and could run any audio source thru a mixing console and record it on tape or thru whatever
proprietary format the machine wanted. Reel to reel tape records anything still today and in my opinion still sounds better than any digital format
out there. Sound was and still is broadcast compliant and you can save a product in any format and email to the client who can then use it however
they wish with any digital product out there to include pro tools, Adobe, abacus or the plethora of digital products available, sound is all that is
required for broadcast and a transmitter.
And EVERY radio station be they over the airwaves on the FCC assigned frequency or be they an internet radio station pays for the right to play every
piece of music you hear. Just because someone sends me a vinyl record doesn't mean I can play it over the Air, the very reason they sent it is that
the radio station paid the for the license to play it. Clubs pay for a license to play music, if they don't they will be paying a lot more when
caught. As I pointed out in an earlier post, carwashes, offices, or a lemonade stand that plays a radio loud enough that the public can hear it is
subject to paying royalties to every artist through SESAC, ASCAP, BMI or another royalty service out there.
And I have never measured my audience by the number of "followers" I have. The radio stations I have worked for through the years pay a service to do
it called Neilsen does that, and I would put my numbers up but you have to pay them in order to quote them, something about copyright laws, darn
things are always getting in the way. I guess they want to get paid just like everybody else.
You need to read about you tube and the services they offer as there are ways to do what you want to do, but as soon as you monetize someone else's
work, funny thing they want to get paid for it too. If they agree to your use of their work then you tube allows it and puts commercial ads in the
video and the artist get a royalty but public performance permission in a licensed club is a lot different from putting something on the internet.
Good luck to you as sooner or later theft will catch up to you
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