Re2: It's All About the $$$
>Message: 13And Brad sez:
> Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 12:30:47 -0500
> From: "Bill Byrd" <billbyrd@...>
>Subject: Re: It's All About the $$$
>Aha! This means you are opening our Convention/Contest to
>which, unless I'm missing something anent the *Non-Profit*
>Society enjoys - is a tremendously big NO-NO!
As I understand it, the problem comes not from our non-profitness, but from the fact we would have to pay substantially higher ASCAP/BMI fees as public performers
rather than just for an essentially closed "educational event". This has haunted us at the District and Regional level as well -- it's why we sell "registrations", not tickets, and all-events passes are preferred over single-session tickets.
One risk is that, since fees must be paid in advance to the aforementioned, someone will switch songs and sing a reallyreallyreally expensive piece of music! :o) We still pay rights for the contest recordings sold by the Societies, but those are easier to calculate once the last sequin has hit the floor.
When Cincinnati's public TV station produced the home video of
"Keep America Singing", hosted by Mitch Miller, in 1994, we had to (gasp!) edit the sound track to eliminate a snippet of a TV show theme for which the rights would have cost as much as the whole rest of the program together. BTW, they told us that a VHS of a "niche entertaiment" program would only sell about 1500 copies. They're still on sale in catalogs, and we're well over 5,000 sold!
Cincinnati Chapter, JAD BHS www.deltakings.org
Engineer-in-charge, BOTH BHS/Mitch specials
now retired and doing sound for fun
"If somebody says 'It ain't the money", you know it's really the money."
- on 11/03/2004 7:49 AM, Bradford E. Scott at bscott@... wrote .....
.....amon g other things:
> "If somebody says 'It ain't the money", you know it's really the money."Amen.
DJ in MT
- ASCAP is based on the Net Ticket Sales and the size of the Hall.
BMI is based on the Highest ticket price and the size of the venue
Number of available seats).
Now a mechanical license is something altogether different. That is
based on each song. (That is where the sales of the International
DVD's comes in. The mechanical license is paid for each recording sold.
- At 07:51 PM 11/3/2004, Russell Bell wrote:
>ASCAP is based on the Net Ticket Sales and the size of the Hall.While I'm not a lawyer, I believe for video (including DVDs) it's called a
>BMI is based on the Highest ticket price and the size of the venue
>Number of available seats).
>Now a mechanical license is something altogether different. That is
>based on each song. (That is where the sales of the International
>DVD's comes in. The mechanical license is paid for each recording sold.
synchronization fee. The big, big difference is that a mechanical license
is set by federal statute, and most (but not all) fees are collected on
behalf of publishers by The Harry Fox Agency, while synchronization fees
must be negotiated directly with each publisher.
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