Monday, September 19, 2011

Just a Reel of tape?



Apart from the spools my Dad had I have never seen any R.T.C. tape anywhere like to know more info on this brand if anyone knows.

Well this was a strange thing, it was almost like the nearest thing that I will ever experience to a ghost, not that ghosts exist you understand.

I was over at Mums today, and I dug out an old reel of tape that was Dads, It had some classical music on it, and I wanted to see if it was any BBC stuff that he recorded off the radio as I knew that some of it was. Anyhow I dug it out and played it into my PC. I though it must have been BBC as it had an announcement someone reading off the sleeve notes of the LP before the album began remember in the late 60s you didn’t have flat bed scanners!

On closer listen to this announcer I realised it wasn’t a BBC continuity announcer but it was my Dad. I literally had to sit down after this, it was 12 years since I heard his voice, and much as I can remember his voice to hear it again after such a long time was quite mind blowing to hear it again.

I thought Id share this as though it doesn’t mean much to anyone other than me, it is an event that I want to document.





Above the rear of the Box

The Voice of Mike North by Matthew North

Monday, September 12, 2011

Copyright?

A little observation from a thread on facebook where someone is not happy that the copyright laws have been extended because he wants to fileshare stuff he doesnt own.


When a piece of music is made:-

When the artist has an idea – No Payment
When Artist writes lyrics – No Payment
When Artist makes demo – No Payment – Though Artist has to make Demo and their expense
When Artist records track – No Payment – Again artist may have to pay for this too
When Track is released – No Payment
If the track sells after the labels ‘Expences’ – Appx 10% is paid to the Artist as a whole

Promotion for song – Artist foots the bill

Playing live – at most gigs the person that normally doesn’t get paid is the artist, specifically if they are on say a support tour they are paying the headline act to be the support to get the exposure.

Advertising to promote the product – All gets taken out of any royalties made.

The Gamble is that if a song has longevity then over time this will create an income for the artist in other words this is a very LONG TERM investment made by artist.

When a House is built ;-

Artist makes a sketch – Get Paid
Architect makes plans – gets Paid
Builder starts work – Gets Paid
Building suppliers – Gets Paid
House is finished and electricians / gas fitters come in - All get paid