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Artist Insider Q&A – Conference & Convention Summit | March 28, 2008

Fifth show of Artist Insider Q&A, hosted by Greg and Jonathan.

The focus is conferences, conventions, summits, and expos, whatever you want to call them, times and places where you can meet people with a specific interest and gain both a larger network and greater knowledge if you want to.

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Questions, Topics & Notes:

  • “What’s the best way to introduce yourself and build connections? specifically, how not to come across as creepy :)” ~ Matt in Tennessee
  • Should I go to a conference?
  • As a freelancer how much of my conference-going expenses are tax deductible? ~ Shaun in California
  • “What do you do when you start falling asleep?
    • “no, even better when the guy is snoring next to you 😛
    • “but actually, dealing with monotone voices is hard”
    • ~Tricia in California
  • What are the differences between a conference and a convention? Summit? Expo?
  • Are there art conferences?
  • Should you hand business cards out like candy?

We have easier control over the “Featured Video” on the front page and strongly encourage everyone to watch the one in the post we titled RSS is your Friend. We also have a tip jar for anyone who would like to treat us to something nice, or to encourage us to keep going.

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Artist Insider Q&A 2008-03-13 Video Copyright Producer | March 13, 2008

Fourth show of Artist Insider Q&A, hosted by Greg and Jonathan

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Questions, Topics & Notes:

  • some follow-up to AI Q&A from 2008-02-28
  • Why can all contracts not be one page?
  • I produce physical and electronic media, like photographs, music, websites, and graphics. What is the most reliable way to protect my work, besides actually getting/registering a copyright/trademark/etc? ~Matt in Virginia
  • statutory damages & court costs
  • What about Creative Commons?
  • When is a Copyright created?
  • How long does a Copyright last?
  • why do copyrights still exist? I have the opinion that they create of a loss of creativity and competition. ~JoshB from Memphis
  • Is Hulu.com – a way to view TV and Movies online for free – but is it legal?
  • What is the role of a record producer?
  • Become a “fan” of Artist Insider, on the Artist Insider page on Facebook.
  • Also, consider the Talkshoe Application on Facebook.
  • I am doing a video project for a middle school football team and want to use a song from a band I know in the background. What do I need to do to legally use that song in the video? ~Jeff from Nashville
  • Jeff mentioned Music Services – it licenses music for different projects
  • What is the law about making a video with background music and releasing it online without any copyright license? ~follow-up by Jeff
  • We will be at the CIA Summit with our mobile recording studio on March 28th – 29th. Keith Mohr produces it.
  • Music Law Biz
  • Seneff Law

That does it for this week. We have a few more questions already in the que we will get to next time on March 27th. You can send in your own questions or join the show and participate *Live*. Add ArtistInsider (feed) to your favorite RSS reader to keep up to date on the news, or fill in the form to get our posts emailed to you.

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Artist Insider Q&A 2008-02-28 Business Independent Publishing | February 28, 2008

Third show of Artist Insider Q&A, hosted by Greg and Jonathan

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Questions, Topics & Notes:

  • Seneff Law
  • Phil Remone – Making Records
  • Artist Insider Tip Jar
  • Do you get in trouble if you play a clip from a TV show on the air? ~Matthew
  • What about using a clip as an example in a podcast? ~Follow-up by Matthew
  • What is the best way to protect your publishing rights when entering a first time record deal? ~Laura Clapp
  • mentioned interview with Tom Bogan
  • I have been creating graphics projects, and some music for right at 10 years. Eventually I want it to be my full time business, I should start a company or just keep doing everything under my name? ~Matt in Virginia
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michale Gerber (E-Myth.com)
  • TWIT 133 in this episode of This Week in Tech, they talk with Jonathan Coulton, an independent musician and about the current music industry. Here are his Listening Suggestions. (direct download)

That does it for this week. We have a few more questions already in the que we will get to next time on March 13th. You can send in your own questions or join the show and participate *Live*. Add ArtistInsider (feed) to your favorite RSS reader to keep up to date on the news, or fill in the form to get our posts emailed to you.

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Artist Insider Q&A 2008-02-14 PodcampNashville Legislation | February 14, 2008

This was the second Artist Insider Q&A session, hosted by Greg & Jonathan.

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Topics include:

At some point Greg also mentioned Encore, a music-oriented online news magazine. This session was a good one, however much of the best was not recorded, either before or after the live show. We hope those who joined us live enjoyed the pre and post show parts.

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Artist Insider 18:1 – Larry Carpenter – 4,000 roles of Toilet Paper | September 13, 2006

Insider: Larry Carpenter

Today we begin an interesting business side interview. Larry has a lot of experience in a field most people chalk up a magic: getting the products to the stores. This segment gives much background info leading up to where he starts his own company in 2000.

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Topics:

  • Movie Experience
  • Getting into Distribution
  • Is Christian Distribution vastly different from Distribution in general?
  • Overhead
  • And more.

Tomorrow more about the hidden costs of business and different services people provide others.

Running time: 13 minutes 06 seconds

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Artist Insider 4.1: Bernie Sheahan – The Great American Novel | April 12, 2006

Insider: Bernie Sheahan

With this interview, we are trying some different stuff with the formatting of the free segments and would love your comments. Today, we start a great interview with a wonderful author Bernie Sheahan.

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Tomorrow, Bernie gets into how she found her voice and some advice for those considering a career as a freelance writer.

Running time: 11 minutes 50 seconds

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Artist Insider 3.1: Andrew Peterson – Most Talented | April 5, 2006

Insider: Andrew Peterson

This is a great interview with a lot of deep insight. Today is background that many can empathies with and the base work for the rest of the interview.

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Questions and comments:

  • How did you get into music originally?
  • How did you move from that to really making money doing it?
  • Did you have big hair back then?
  • When did you start songwriting?
  • When did you transition from touring to recording?
  • So, She ask you to sing & you replied with “Will you marry me”?

Tomorrow is even better with information about spousal support, bring an opening act, and some lessons learned.

Running time: 12 minutes 00 seconds

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Artist Insider 2.1: Tom Bogan | March 29, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

A while back we sat down with Tom Bogan of KMA Business Advisers, former CFO of Brentwood Benson Music Publishing, a division of BMG.

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Questions and topics:

  • How did you start in the music business?
  • Consolidation is how the business goes?
  • What does the accounting department do?
  • What is an Advance?
  • Where does the money go?
  • Co-publishing the best deal?
  • When to get a publisher?

Tomorrow we continue with Tom and gain a better understanding how all people make money off music.

Running time: 12 minutes 21 seconds

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