Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Using My Music OR Other Peoples Content In You Projects (Advice)

As most of you no, you can't monetise with my music (at the moment) but as Audiam are still growing and evolving i do have hopes they will support a 50/50 split revenue with uploader's at some stage (providing an incentive to use my music and earn from it outside of adsense) But what video editors need to remember is Creative Commons use holds more problems than its worth.

A) Creative commons use means you can't upload a derivative of a file licensed under creative commons.  IE,  to make a slide show or a video (to build upon the content, alters the source) It changes the mood, emotion, all aspects of the object your using. Most people who Make Music have no idea the restrictions they place on YOU The Editor..
Your free to use my music.. you just can't currently earn from it directly.. And you get a small ad over the video (not a wait 30 seconds or a click to skip) unless you used others content as well.

B) Creative commons also means that other tick box on youtube called (show ads BESIDE my videos) Which is a one tick option across ALL your videos, In essence a peice of music used under C.C, again you would be breaking the law having that box ticked..
Your free to tick that box using my music.. you just can't monetise the video it's self.

C) Some artists will let you Build upon the content, but legally, youtube wants you to change the "Standard Youtube License" to "Creative Commons"  You understand that when you do that.. Anyone can remix, and edit your video & save it to their own youtube channel.
That's a disaster as you will loose control of ALL the visual and audio content of that video, you'll be able to maintain (c) over your content, but anyone who wants to share it and air it can, regardless of you ever knowing where its posted, you'll loose comments, views, statistics and inspiration that your fans bring.. when part of your video is in someone's funnier compilation.
You DON'T have to use that drop down when using my music, in fact at the moment, until rev-split is enabled you can't use that option with my content..

D) Nothing stops you joining Audiam in advance of the split option and what you can also do is start saving your video (as an audio file) without the music present, and copyrighting that via audiam. Then you'd have my music claim & your dialogue claim. So you could be earning from the video anyway if you use your head...

Many people download royalty free music from websites, buy dvd's of Loops on eBay.. many of which are Ripped from computer software like MaGiX, Ulead, Fruityloops, Acid Pro. Most of which although royalty free, they can't be distributed that way (after all they are a perk of BUYING the software) and again they generally fall upon the "Don't Build Upon" Even if they don't, the license grants the program user via the license agreement, that agreement has a life cycle and can change when the new version is released OR the makers sell the app and its re-branded. So its probably safer using music from someone who plays it by hand.. rather than mixing stuff they have leased within a software environment..

I'm pretty careful what i use and what i provide, in-fact i changed from Wraith and Jones Productions to Wraith and Friends Productions because not only did jone's cause conflict after conflict legally, but to also remove wasted sharing of credit when the majority wss mine & the latter was far far to often essentially ripped off and he couldn't even remember where he'd robbed it from.

 SO the friends aspect of this company covers the fact i work with others still, but the defining decision maker is me, the researcher and producer is also me. I own this company and what i provide can be used for none commercial use (unless agreed upon with me directly at this present time)
The main thing is it is legally safe to use my work and any claims on my behalf do not affect your account. This is something you MUST remember, because the time you put in could still be earning you money.. every little helps to..

Knowing Your Rights Is Important as a Content Creator.. Sleep Easy knowing i have spent almost 4 years researching the logistics of music and the legal options surrounding it.



Sunday, 11 January 2015

Interesting Gadjet, Wouldn't Mind One Or TWO Of These

Video and Ariel Photography has always interested me since Airwolf, and oddly a few scenes from the Stanley Kubrick version of Stephen Kings The Shinning.

I was floating around youtube when i saw a video with a guy flying one of these...

Image from
Check This Out...

So Imagine taking one of these to Chernobyl or Somewhere Really Really Epic, Yet Sad
A Drones View Of Chernobyl’s Empty City Danny Cooke

You can get a case for them here
Carry Case for DJI Phantom 2 Vision 


A guy here has some great aerial videos to :D

Tales From The Battlefield 001a

Download: Here

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Tv Licensing And Funding An Organisation That's Been Fraught With Paedophile Claims Hire Criminals?

First off i want you to watch the video  (BEFORE) you read what i have written out below,  Ive seen many negative comments on the video its self about following being harassment, i disagree with that, the taunting was a little immature, BUT what he captures on film is actually Absolutely Bloody Astonishing

OK,  remember these guys.. and girls, thier attitude is IF you have a TV, you need a license.. they get a fair commission for doing that job  AND  most of them do this on 16 hours a week so that they still get their rent & council tax paid.. they get working tax credits  (then deliver pizzas all night for cash in hand and tips) this can equate to £70 a night plus a slap up meal from the place... while essentially being a benefit scrounger looking down their nose at you like your a criminal.

So when he's done with his attempt to extort money from you.. he's off down the street right..

Now i want you to ber something in mind.. they have everyone's address in their system (they don't have your NAME)  and they can't touch you without your name.. BUT BUT BUT.. just why did he park all the way down the road?,  he has a hand held device that lists Addresses, they pick one like a taxi driver picking a job, why not park outside the house or a few houses away?,   because you don't want to be caught on cctv by a few people uploading to youtube because of  NO BUSINESS INSURANCE ON THE CAR.

SO lets go back to the video, where the car is parked, what he does when he drives off...

When your accused of breaking a law its really a great idea follow the accuser..
Just to see how many laws he breaks him self in the space of how long?
Lets see how he endangers the general public. So shall we count them?

In One..
his road sense made him feel it was fine to park right up to the corner like that..

In two...
it was also perfectly fine to have his mobile to his ear as he drove away..

In three..
he failed to signal he was pulling out even though parked on such a close corner...

In Four..
he failed to check all his mirrors before he pulled away..

In five..
one hand on the wheel phone or not = many deaths if you have a blow out..

In Six..
you can bet he had no business insurance on his car... 

Following him was probably the best thing this guy did..
question is was the goon banned from driving for LIFE...

It's your public duty not to cover up these offences and to report the man in question.. To provide the police with the video of these driving offences and make sure he is prosecuted for the driving offences & the possible car insurance fraud.. by by license.. hello fine.. and welcome to reality... you traffic warden wanabe

The BBC pay these bafoons with money you give them?
while sending celebrates around the world?
Im not funding some crap like Eastenders.. or the likes of jimmy savil parties
about time auntie dropped her own fkn bloomers ad earn't a living....

E.U 14 Day Off-Site Purchase Return Policy To Screw Struggling Artists and Tax Payers

First post of 2015 brings some sad news tbh

E.U 14 Day Off-Site Purchase Return Policy
To Screw Struggling Artists...??
While Law Makers Build Their Personal Collections...
And Screw The Tax Payers & Artists??
ALSO... Enabling Chart Manipulation??

In June apple will be forced by E.U law (covering all E.U countries) to return money to anyone unhappy with an iTunes store purchase, be it app's, music and videos. Giving them 14 days free use of the content. Before this change in law, users could request a refund for content which had failed to download, or failed to work properly, but even those were manually dealt with on a case-by-case review. For any content which had actually downloaded, Apple reserved the right to reject refund applications, And they Still Do outside the EU.

But this new law means that people can essentially download a full album and have 14 days to cancel the purchase (and immorally keep the album) Most reading this will think well that's cool, free music, movies and app's. but what about the Tax?

This will make it a hell of a lot simpler to rip off multimedia in HD quality, with no fear of a knock on your front door (meanwhile governments already struggling will struggle even more) let alone the loss to the struggling artists.

Now before the Pirates out their condemn me.. ber this in mind, I give ALL my music away (buying my stuff is 100% OPTIONAL) I can earn off royalties, the actual sales do not interest me OR define me or my future dreams. but struggling gov's will start struggling more right?
So just how will gov's offset that massive yearly loss?  INFLATION on something else?

Ive seen people talking about DEMO apps that should just expire after 14 days and then unlocked with an in app purchase?  That's clearly just fkn stupid, so you get an app for free (well you haven't bought it.. it's a DEMO.. DUH...)  So you buy this suggested Inapp to unlock it?  Well you have 14 days to get the money back.. That's full circle stupidity right there... And that's besides the fact it ain't rocket science to navigate an iPad or iPhone Sub Directory Structure and maybe crack the thing.. people have been cracking things since MS-DOS Applications.. If it can be closed, it can be re-opened.
But you wont have the full app until you pay? That's irrelevant.. 14 Days on ANY Sale AKA Financial Transaction.

It makes me wonder (as this will be LAW with no ifs or butt's)  But on GooglePlay AKA Android Market. An artist has the option to allow TWO full playbacks of each song. Clearly anyone in the right mind can grab that from a temp folder while its streaming.. But the fact you CAN listen to a whole track TWICE then choose to buy it, then have the option to return it.. that's wrong. You have ample opportunity to figure out if your buying the right song from 30 seconds, let alone 2 complete playbacks. No one benefits from this besides the people changing the laws & the downloaders.
Meanwhile another breadline is stripped away from each countries breadline system (let alone the poor fkrs who spend the time making the object being ripped off)

With the GooglePlay aspect of 2 full playbacks, it also begs the question who researched this new law, why wouldn't google play have a tick box on the artists side that tells them if they offer the Full preview mode then refunds wont be accepted?  It's clearly the song you wanted.. you had the chance to hear it twice?

This isn't just about music, apps and videos, its about the system we live in, the system supported by taxes.

TO me.. Right of cancellation is just a slap in the face of "Creative People" by people who are in a position of power to make and break rules while fkn creative people all over for their own benefit..
Regardless or how the next budget will survive.

REMEMBER.. I couldn't give a fk about sales, i have no Front Man aspirations, i get by.. But many don't, and this will be a massive Incentive KILLER for creative people who don't need that pressure when their trying to be creative. Ide understand if this was a washing machine "THAT DIDN'T WORK"  but then again, if you buy a washing machine "THAT DOES WORK"   and you "Don't Like It"  maybe you should of got off your lazy ass and went and looked at one before hand?.. or maybe read some reviews?

The more stupid your treated.. the more stupid you become...  oo you have some food on your chin. just let me get that for you...

This law is going to crush the coders, the artists, the musos, while making piracy simple
meanwhile the "Tax MAN" is gona be looking for money in all the wrong places AGAIN!!


So lets spend say £10,000 through a scam to get an album into number 1 in the charts, then recoup all that money. I mean that's a fantastic concept to isn't it?
no more will you LOOSE £10,000 to publicity and media fees just to make your make £50,000 in real sales, Hell you can also get that £10,000 back now to (people/jobs no longer needed)
Another case of manipulation of sheep right?



because you can get that 69p app for FREE, 20 million people will pay an extra 2 pence on a loaf, and extra 3 pence on a 4 pint of milk, it'll all creap up around people who don't even use apple.

We all have gov's that have become accustomed to a way of life, that way of life is done by dealing, shaking hands, sliding policy's.. BUT every palm you grease, every back hander you pay.. that POOL gets bigger, them numbers of people ON THE TAKE increase.. until their is nothing left to take.

I realised a while ago why NO ONE in power cares about Longevity, why No One in power cares about tomorrow.. Because as soon as their dead.. the rival is out the woodwork with what they had over them with zero fear of reprisal.. so why give a fk or worry about the future?
They live for the moment, take what they want, change the rules as they go
and this one.. is going to fk society, creativity and respect even more...

YOUR GOV is going to have to re-coup these losses somewhere right?
after all.. they have become Accustomed AND Dependant on those taxes right?
Local county's, boroughs, what ever your local system is that maintains parks and crap like that.. say goodbye to what little we got in our communities...

This is bigger than thinking  "YEAH FREE STUFF WOW YEAH KEWL MAN"
the money has to come from somewhere to keep them in the life they have become accustomed to
sheep sheep sheep...