[Ardour-Dev] Ardour CD's [was: Re: funding priorities]
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Jan 20 18:41:24 PST 2009
Sean Corbett wrote:
> That seems reasonable. It will probably be done by the end of
> February. Specifically what should the licensing be for the track?
> And because IANAL, what would the implications for the band be? They
> would still be able to sell the song through the regular channels,
> correct? Also, I would it perhaps be desirable to post the original
> session somewhere for prospective users to check out?
I think the standard license is cc-by-sa. Others have worked on similar
projects before and will be able to provide more info here.
IMO, ownership of tracks will be retained by the creators. They would
give Ardour permission to distribute and sell the tracks with all
proceeds going to development. There would be nothing to stop the band
releasing the track separately and selling it. Its possible to have
multiple licenses for a track so there shouldn't be any worries about
loosing ownership. If necessary we could have a signed contract with
each contributor stating the above.
The reason I say all proceeds is that it cuts down on administrative
hassles and maximizes the amount that gets returned to Ardour dev.
I think there would be a lot of people who would be interested in the
complete session. We could certainly organize some webspace for hosting
either at ardour.org or a specific seperate location or link an external
We would need to set up an itunes account for selling the tracks. Does
anyone have experience with that process? I assume we can sell tracks as
an individual/company and don't have to be a label.
We should probably also set up a myspace page as it's possible to sell
on myspace these days.
I know these are not the ideal places from a "philisophical" perspective
but the point of the exercise is to make money and the best way to do
that is go where the money is being spent and the biggest crowds are
We would also need a nice page on ardour.org pointing to the locations
to purchase the CD.
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