[Ardour-Dev] Ardour CD's [was: Re: funding priorities]

Patrick Shirkey 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.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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