[Ardour-Dev] Ardour CD's [was: Re: funding priorities]
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Jan 20 18:54:00 PST 2009
Gian Perrone wrote:
> 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?
> Inclusion on "compilation CDs" and such is a pretty standard thing.
> It doesn't limit the band's options - they are just granting a
> non-exclusive royalty-free license for that song in perpetuity to the
> person/organisation that is making the compilation. A simple
> agreement of about 25 words or less signed by the copyright holder
> should be sufficient (or it always has been in the past when we've had
> stuff included on compilations).
> With that in mind, I would definitely be interested in contributing a
> track if there is interest in this idea going forward (we've done an
> EP and an album using Ardour). It seems like it could be advantageous
> to both the project and the bands involved - the bands get a little
> bit of exposure (hopefully through some sort of coverage of the
> release in Linux/Free software blogs and media), and Ardour is shown
> to be a capable real-world DAW that is being used to produce quality
> recordings, hopefully while turning a bit of profit for the project at
> the same time!
It sounds like you have some experience with this process. I am certain
that this idea is going to be taken forward.
Do you have an example contract that we can use as a template?
So far we have two definite contributors. I think we should aim for 20.
Once we have the contract details we can make a public announcement on
the website/forum, user blogs and other linux Audio lists for those
people who don't follow here.
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