July 2020 EGIC copyright – update
A few months ago I got an email from a music publisher.
It got me a little concerned.
Basically, it was telling me about a copyright issue with one of the songs I teach.
I am not sure if you know, but most songs out there are under the copyright of the writer. (Apart from very old songs which are in the public domain).
If the owner of a song, say, Paul McCartney, does not want to track down every use of one of his songs on the net, he pays a publisher to do so.
These publishers seek royalties and legal injunctions, where the copyright has been broken.
Obviously, the thought of breaking copyright is concerning.
So it got me thinking, well, YouTube have struck up deals with many of these publishers so they can have the 100,000s of videos on its format that use copyrighted songs.
“Therefore, why not just put all the songs up on YouTube?”
…Well, all of the songs that are covered by the YouTube publisher deal anyway.
Doing this allows me to keep the song lessons out there but without the concern of getting in all sorts of trouble.
Some songs will be kept private for EGIC members and some will be available to the public.
Some songs, unfortunately, are not part of the YouTube agreement, so will have to be removed and this will happen by the end of July.
You can find out more on the song pages below:
The song lessons that were not copyrighted – i.e. those in the public domain have been moved, and rather excitingly, to a new course.
It is being built as I write this and it is called The Fingerstyle Collection. For as long as you are a member of the EGIC, it will be free.
Check it out on the link below…
The Fingerstyle Collection contains songs that were previously in the EGIC but soon it will contain a massive amount more.
I cannot wait to get it out there for you – it is not just about songs, but some super exciting things too.