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7 Ways to Love Your Choir, with Ryan Guth

September 23, 2016 -

Click to listen to podcast version:  7 Ways to Love Your Choir Be the leader they need You wouldn’t know this since I’m the guy who wrote “Your choir sucks because you suck”, but I’m a sappy, open, and vulnerable choir director. It doesn’t take much to get me all choked

Quick copyright questions. If I want to create and sell videos of a choral performance which license do I need? Mechanical? or does the video of the performance mean it is a different license? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter RutenbergThis is potentially a more complex question than you may realize. If you wish, PM me with the following info: who owns the video? Who owns the music in the video? Did artists receive pay and or sign a release? What is the intended marketplace? Any other particulars?

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Oric EliverTresona.org

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Oric EliverNo

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Michael SpresserYou'll need a synchronization license from the publisher(s). (I'm Director of Pop and Lawson-Gould Publications for Alfred Music.)

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Gena WiltshireThis is way copyright is so scary for teachers...

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Richard HugginsI believe you do not need both a mechanical license and a synch license, just the latter.

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Patti DeWitt FolkertsJust write your own music and avoid all the hassle! :)

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Susan J YoungYou need both. I hope that you also had a performance license. Many publishers and other copyright holders are combining the mechanical license and the synch license into one which is because so many people are now making videos. Actually, the selling thing is not the real issue (except for number of copies). It is not about selling, it is about rights-selling or not. What one BELIEVES may not necessarily be what the law IS! Get educated, people!!

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Susan J YoungCopyright is not scary, it is just that Universities, and professional development people for music teachers and musicians should be out there doing more to educate people regarding the laws. There is a good start on the NAfME website.

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