Kamarag

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  1. Video edits 2017

    Some corps do. The Blue Devils word diligently for several years to get arranging rights to the music from The Godfather.
  2. Video edits 2017

    So, you haven't used and do not understand Tresona, do you?
  3. Video edits 2017

    I don't agree with that at all. I'm an arranger. They made it *much* easier for me to figure out what music I can write for my band, how much it will cost in rights, and how easy it is to get. They cut down my workload substantially, and the whole system is automated. Tresona has saved me, and the bands I write for, a lot of time and money. Tresona doesn't make the law...but they do give us an avenue to follow it correctly. The fact that Tresona makes a buck off me and my band isn't something that bothers me in the slightest. There's a ton a value in the service they provide. They've also made it easy for me to sell my work to other customers, and for that I thank them. You don't hate Tresona...you hate existing copyright law. And so do I.
  4. Video edits 2017

    None of this is Tresona's fault. At all.
  5. Sign the Petition

    Nope. Just discussed this with my sister, who is an FBI Special Agent.
  6. Sign the Petition

    Not true. FBI clearances, which are required by most (if not all) states, will contain this info.
  7. Sign the Petition

    Not for clearances they don't.
  8. Sign the Petition

    Why do they even need to do that? All corps follow the laws of the state in which it is based. DCI releasing a statement would me utterly meaningless.
  9. Sign the Petition

    If DCI were to adopt a policy, it would have to be fairly broad, as different states have different laws when it comes to clearances and reporting. Frankly, all drum corps should require at a minimum the same clearances required of professional educators, subcontractors, and volunteers in the state in which the corps is based. Mine does.
  10. Tresona's SPiN Network

    The only one embarrassed here is you. Stu and SkevinP are correct.
  11. Tresona's SPiN Network

    Well, that would depend on what Tresona's costs are. Remember, they have to pay the publishers...that's the whole point.
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  13. No. Educating you is it's own reward.
  14. People say stuff like this a lot, mostly when they don't understand how the different forms of copyright clearances work. Essentially, it boils down to this... 1. The Cavaliers are only responsible for securing custom arranging rights. This allows them to program a show with the music licences. 2. The Cavaliers are not responsible for securing synchronization rights. That falls to the producers of the DVD. 3. Custom arranging and synchronization rights have nothing to do with each other, and different publishers may have different policies in place dealing with them, both in general, and related to specific music/composers. 4. Only arrangers/corps can apply for custom arranging rights, and only producers can apply for synchronization rights. In this case, The Cavaliers can *only* apply for synchronization rights if they plan to produce their own DVD. And even so, the ultimate answer may be wildly different for a single corps than it would be for DCI. 5. Custom arranging rights come in two flavors: Stand alone, and medley. Intent to use a piece of music in a medley can have a different cost, or even outright denial from the publisher (mash-ups are considered medleys), even when stand-alone arrangements are granted. 6. Synchronization rights are often only granted *after* the performance is complete and the recording is submitted to the publisher for approval. Obviously, this would impact DCI in a very big way. So yea, it's not as simple as saying, "Those darned Cavies...picking a tune that wouldn't make the DVD!"