I'm not an attorney but it's my understanding that there's special protection for stage plays and stage musicals in the form of "grand rights" that rest exclusively with the author(s) of the works. Unlike sound recordings, there is no statutory payment schedule for performance royalties either which requires each production company to obtain a license from the author(s) as well as negotiate royalties. With records, if there's an existing record
"(Unless I am totally misunderstanding your question)"
On the contrary, you totally get it and thanks for responding, dramamama611!!!
Some years ago I penned a one-act w/ music but my musician-collaborator and I couldn't come to terms on use of his music. He was concerned the he wouldn't be able to perform the songs outside of the play without my permission if we jointly copyrighted the play as a dramatic work with music. &nbs
I have a question for the group that relates to "grand rights" for dramatic works in the US. It's always been my understanding that the traditional performing rights organization have zero involvement in negotiations between the author(s) of a play (or musical) and a theatre company interested in mounting the work. Royalty rates are set between those two parties or their agents on a case-by-case basis. The gray area to me as a non-attorney is any change to the dramatic work.
@firebolts, my big takeaway from the article was the following excerpt from one of the comments,
"Until recently if you were an Asian CEO of a startup about to go public, the investors often insisted that a white CEO be brought in to make the company more attractive to Wall Street. This is now decreasing."
That's consistent with my experience as an over-50 technologist, entrepreneur, patron of the arts, and ethnic minority in
"If shows such as Hamilton, In the Heights, andAllegiance continue to written and produced, I can almost guarantee that the number of white audience members will decrease and the audience will diversify, and that is such a great thing."
I agree and suggest that it's not a zero sum game. It's a win-win for theatre in general. I'm heartened by the success stories of some community theater groups to attract a dive
I now recall her 1st stab at hosting the Oscars. She never quite settled into her hosting duties and looked ill at ease throughout the event. But, the 2nd time was the charm for Ellen.
As unimpressed and un-entertained as I was by him last night, I'm not quite ready to label him the worst host ever.
Neil Patrick Harris' first and last year as Oscar host Feb 23
2015, 08:38:57 AM
"Did no one else notice the single worst hosting transition? When the woman who won a lesser award mentioned losing her son to suicide, within seconds NPH made a joke about the balls on her dress? It was a moment of spontaneity that cannot be blamed on poor writing, and it was gasp-worthy. His tone deafness was startling."
It was crass and it bordered on misogyny. It left me wondering if NPH thought that his orientation gave him license to take a cheap shot at a mature woman who gave o
I passed on an offer of free tickets the first time based. Reviews of friends of mine were similar to quote above. But, I gotta admit that this time I'm somewhat intrigued.
Just let it go Jan 2
2015, 06:31:00 AM
To me, Idina's singing voice has always been an acquired taste and I'm just not quite there yet. This particular song exposes a portion of her range that is not exactly soothing to the ear. She's gone shrill in a not so good way before but not like in this song, including the recording for the soundtrack. The problem is her nasally delivery which sounds like a 43-yr old woman impersonating a 12-yr old girl whose voice lacks the maturity to tackle such a demanding number. The cold weather did
thoughts on Aug 23
2013, 03:41:49 PM
"That behavior will change as the mobile generation gets older and as gamifying becomes more expected (which i cringe at the thought)."
I agree and that's why I'm happy I'll be eligible to retire next year this time. At work there is this "new media group" dedicated to gamification and millennial ephemera that do zilch to enhance customer outreach at present. In other sectors, gamification is known as incentive-centered design which is a fancy way of saying the design of software ag