As recording continues to become a predominantly freelance profession and as more artists decide to operate without the aid of record labels, setting our various agreements into writing is even more important. These days there are fewer standard practices in place to guide us, and fewer people to put things into writing on our behalf.
Okay, fine - we all kinda know that. But most of us still have questions:
The Atlantic Presenters Association is hosting a public discussion this Friday, March 7 called "Performing Arts for All: Utopia or Destiny?" facilitated by Inga Petri and presented in partnership with CAPACOA. The discussion will take place Friday, March 7th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Atlantica Hotel (The Commons Room).
Discuss topics including audience development, social media and community partnerships, hosted by the Atlantic Presenters Association, in partnership with CAPACOA.
Submissions for the 2014 Halifax Pride Festival (July 17-27, 2014) will be accepted March 3, 2014 - April 1, 2014.
Halifax Pride Festival is the largest Canadian Pride celebration east of Montreal and is looking for artists to fill a variety of paid opportunities during the festival, including Main Stage acts. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an excellent overview of the general principles and conventions which defines the music publishing business:
It is a little lengthy, but it will give you a thorough overview of the different aspects you need to understand if you are to make the most of your music copyrights. Do remember that this article was written from a US perspective, and Canadian copyright differs slightly in a few respects, but overall, we follow the US on a majority of these principles
If you have specific questions on music publishing that aren't covered by this article, feel free to contact me (email@example.com) for a consultation, and we'll do our best to find you an answer.
Restructuring efforts at Avid maker Pro Tools are far from returning faith in the company by the stock market.
Financial site The Street reports today on the state of the company’s stock. Most troubling, yesterday Avid received a letter from NASDAQ delisting the company from the stock exchange. As of today, trading of AVID was halted on NASDAQ. (This doesn’t mean you can’t still trade AVID stock; you have to do it via the Over-the-Counter market.)
The really significant issues here are cash flow and earnings, and Avid’s ability to report on their situation – and losing NASDAQ trading will only exacerbate the problem. TheStreet Ratings Team looked at losses and negative cash flow.
Join us at The Banff Centre on November 27 - 30, 2014 for a conversation about radical possibility.
Convergence is an arts summit dedicated to exploring the ways that arts practices intersect with each other and with technology in a complex physical and social ecology. The summit will explore what happens when contemporary professional practices in all forms of music, visual and digital art, film, theatre, dance, literature, or interdisciplinary arts cross-pollinate with emerging production and dissemination technologies.
New creative tools lead to new creative practices, and in today's accelerated culture of digital communication a vast number of artists are working in ways that cut across and reconfigure disciplinary boundaries while engaging deeply with proliferating technological frameworks.
We explore these convergences along two axes:
Digital Technology and the Arts: In the transition to the digital age, we have seen major shifts in artistic practice - new production tools are assimilated, discarded, and reinvented; communications infrastructure changes the way that art is made and experienced; increased access and mobility allow artists to create and market work in ways that are nimble and ever-changing, leading to creative entrepreneurship that directly links artists to audiences, bypassing older institutional frameworks.
Interdisciplinary Evolution: We look at interdisciplinary arts through the lens of technological and social change, asking how these practices evolve with the tools of creation and communication. Our definition of interdisciplinary is radical, meaning not only work across artistic genres but also creative work that is embedded in other fields: art that draws on a scientific framework; new creative practices that have implications for the commercial cultural industries, global politics, business, and communications; art that redefines the relationship between artist and public, engaging "non-artist" demographics in new ways, so individuals embedded in living communities and social networks are co-creators in works of art.
Convergence is an opportunity to explore how these creative and technological shifts are mutually reinforcing and transformative. At Convergence, we ask:
We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their collaboration in the organization of this event.
The federal Canadian Heritage committee is set to begin a study of the music industry in Canada. CTV news reported on the story Saturday:
The study will investigate the efficacy of the government's regulatory and monetary measures aimed at aiding our domestic music industry.
The news has prompted some in the industry to wonder aloud on the underlying purpose for the study: