October 25, 2010
With Special Guests Larry Batiste and Claytoven Richardson
The Usual
 Sign In
 Grab Snacks
 Happy Birthday Tamar!
Icebreaker
 Who do you think makes more money?
Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? And
why?
(Andrea)
About.com
What’s New?
 Status of Current Projects
 Mixtape Release Discussion Next Week!
 Next Member of the Month: Alex (Emily)
...
Did You Know?
A Publisher - Essentially another level of copyright
control for songs, publishing deals simply put a
person...
Meet Larry Batiste & Claytoven
Richardson
 Business Partners w/ similar
backgrounds
 Singing, songwriting, production
 ...
Mariah vs. Whitney
 Whitney makes a lot of money, but not from
songwriting…
 Break it down: Mariah made a lot of money
f...
Music Publishing &
Copyright
What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S.
Constitution and gr...
Song as Property
 Song is a piece of property (like a car,
house, etc.), but “intellectual property”
because you can’t to...
Protecting your Property
 Insurance = Copyright for songs (Look up tour of the
Library of Congress)
 Common Law Copyrigh...
Copyright Process
 www.copyright.gov GET FAMILIAR!!!
 PA = Performing Arts (check off)
 CO = form
Collaborations
 Basically a marriage
 Everything you do should be in WRITING
 Name, contribution, percentage if
somethi...
Publishing
 Scott Joplin  Research this pioneer!
 You have the right to be both the publisher and
the songwriter
 Inte...
How do I get paid??
 Mechanical royalty – getting paid for copies
of the song that were mechanically
reproduced (CDs, mp3...
Media Share
 Check out these videos on
 How to copyright a song: Guide to
Publishing
 How to copyright a song: How to
c...
Discussion
 Questions?
 What are your key takeaways from
today’s meeting?
 What do you still want to learn?
 What are ...
A Week’s Glance YMR . . .
 Workshop Schedule
 Tuesday:
○ Music Production 5PM in Room 257
○ Artist Development 5:30PM in...
Next Week at YMR
 Company meeting:
 Releasing a Mixtape
○ Special guest: Zen Seville
 Marketing Director at LivenFire R...
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Monday, October 25th we welcomed Claytoven Richardson and Larry Batiste to speak to the crew about music publishing and copyrights. Larry and Claytoven are longtime supporters of Youth Movement Records and were the 2 dynamic individuals that helped YMR pioneer our Musical Mentoring Project in 2009, which culminated in the production of Pure Delite album.

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  • Ground rules
  • Mariah – ///////
    Whitney Houston - ////////
  • Vocabulary, interesting info,
  • 9/20/2010 – Artist Identity, 9/27/2010 – Photoshoot, 10/4/2010 – Music Production & Songwriting, 10/11/2010 – Media Literacy, 10/18/2010 – Politics & Music, 10/25/2010 – Publishing & Copyright, 11/01/2010 – Mixtape Release, 11/08/2010 – Online Marketing, 11/15/2010 – Independent vs. Major Labels & Contracts, 11/22/2010 – No meeting (Thanksgiving Break), 11/29/2010 – Event Production 101, 12/06/2010 - Budgeting
  • Company meeting 10.25.10

    1. 1. October 25, 2010 With Special Guests Larry Batiste and Claytoven Richardson
    2. 2. The Usual  Sign In  Grab Snacks  Happy Birthday Tamar!
    3. 3. Icebreaker  Who do you think makes more money? Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? And why? (Andrea) About.com
    4. 4. What’s New?  Status of Current Projects  Mixtape Release Discussion Next Week!  Next Member of the Month: Alex (Emily)  Music Video: Watzreal (Dan)  Video: YMR Vision+Donation (Diaris)  Collaboration with Fresh Magazine (Kai)  Building Event Series (Diaris)  Performance Opportunities  SF Arts Market (Thursdays)  Other Announcements  Can still apply for GRAMMY Camp – see YMR blog
    5. 5. Did You Know? A Publisher - Essentially another level of copyright control for songs, publishing deals simply put a person in charge of making sure the appropriate amount of royalties are collected for a song, in exchange for a portion of those royalties and some rights to the song. Most publishers go further than that and actively try to place songs in revenue generating positions, like advertisements or with other artists for cover version, etc.
    6. 6. Meet Larry Batiste & Claytoven Richardson  Business Partners w/ similar backgrounds  Singing, songwriting, production  Horn+strings arrangement for Charlie Wilson’s latest single, “You Are”
    7. 7. Mariah vs. Whitney  Whitney makes a lot of money, but not from songwriting…  Break it down: Mariah made a lot of money from being an artist – performing and songwriting  As an artist, before you can make a dime, the label has to recoup their costs (make their $ back)  This is why Toni Braxton and other artists went bankrupt (owe a lot of $, to label and other contributors)  Labels want artists that can write, perform, look after publishing (i.e., 360 deals)
    8. 8. Music Publishing & Copyright What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected."
    9. 9. Song as Property  Song is a piece of property (like a car, house, etc.), but “intellectual property” because you can’t touch it (not tangible)  Get your rent from the people that are using your property!
    10. 10. Protecting your Property  Insurance = Copyright for songs (Look up tour of the Library of Congress)  Common Law Copyright – the moment you create something, it belongs to you…  Submit as a “suite”  Statutory payments for damages from stealing stuff, also for punitive damages (just stress of consequences, etc.)  One issue with the suite is that you have to be really organized, also the minimum payment you’re owed will be divided when copyright is infringed.  If you have your own publishing company, you might want to have an administrative company handle that aspect so you can focus on being creative.
    11. 11. Copyright Process  www.copyright.gov GET FAMILIAR!!!  PA = Performing Arts (check off)  CO = form
    12. 12. Collaborations  Basically a marriage  Everything you do should be in WRITING  Name, contribution, percentage if something happens, dates, signatures, etc.  Best rule is generally to share everything equally  Government – half the song is the music (production), other half is the lyrics and melody
    13. 13. Publishing  Scott Joplin  Research this pioneer!  You have the right to be both the publisher and the songwriter  Interested in setting up a publishing company? – you’re now part of the educational family of Claytoven – send questions to clay@claytoven.com or lbatiste@pacbell.net  Publisher owns and manages the copyright, exploits the copyright (work on sync, covers/samples, etc.), does accounting, negotiating, submitting documentation, etc.
    14. 14. How do I get paid??  Mechanical royalty – getting paid for copies of the song that were mechanically reproduced (CDs, mp3s, etc.) 9.1cents/song = rate  Any company or distributor: iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon,  Performance: anything played on the radio- BMI, ASCAP, SESAC  Sync – played at stadium, TV show, video games (Harminix- Rock Band creator),
    15. 15. Media Share  Check out these videos on  How to copyright a song: Guide to Publishing  How to copyright a song: How to copyright music
    16. 16. Discussion  Questions?  What are your key takeaways from today’s meeting?  What do you still want to learn?  What are the next steps in learning more about this topic?
    17. 17. A Week’s Glance YMR . . .  Workshop Schedule  Tuesday: ○ Music Production 5PM in Room 257 ○ Artist Development 5:30PM in Studio ○ Vocals 5PM in Room 302 ○ DJ Crew 5PM in Room 306  Wednesday: ○ ProTools 5PM in Studio ○ Freestyle 5PM in Room 302  Thursday: ○ Vocals 5PM in Room 302 ○ Piano, Bass, Guitar in Room 306  Friday: ○ Advanced Recording Production 3:30PM in Studio
    18. 18. Next Week at YMR  Company meeting:  Releasing a Mixtape ○ Special guest: Zen Seville  Marketing Director at LivenFire Records & Promotional Company

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