YOUR VIDEO & YOU TUBE

(This info was put together through self-summary of research on the subject which cannot be quoted in legal cases)

We live in an exceptional day and age where the whole world is connected through technology.  Through the OMTS platform you are also being empowered to learn and share your music with the world!

If you don't already have a YouTube channel, here is some information on posting your video: https://www.wikihow.com/Upload-a-Video-to-YouTube

(Method 1: tablet, iPad, mobile phone; Method 2: computer)

1. Very Important:

Before you spend time recording a video, please read Copyrights, royalties and acknowledgement below at no. 4 first.

2. Title of your YouTube video:

Please film your video in LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION

Please put the following in the title block:

Name/Group name, Category, Full title of song/piece, "Cover" (if necessary)

e.g. Felicia Bent, Jazz, Fly Me To The Moon, B. Howard (Cover)

In the description block, you can put "Cover" if it is a popular song, Publisher, etc.  Anything necessary as explanation for your piece.

4. Copyrights, royalties and acknowledgements: 

Classical works are usually Public Domain.  If you perform a 20th/21st century piece in any genre, recordings thereof might be copyrighted.  Fortunately YouTube automatically detects the copyright state of a video and warns you in time whether it is copyrighted.  If it's copyrighted, the composer/songwriter usually gives permission on condition that they pocket all the revenue if your video gets a lot of views (like a few thousand) and is monetized.

3. Public or Unlisted:

For all Public Domain or uncopyrighted works, you can publicly share the video with us.  For any copyrighted works, please choose the Unlisted option.  If you share the address with us, we will still be able to view the video, but unfortunately we will not be able to share it on our online platforms.  You can share your video as "unlisted" with us, regardless of the copyright terms, but your video won't be able to be shared on our platforms.

 
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VIRTUAL RECORDING OF GROUPS

How to make a virtual recording

Although we're confined to our homes, new inspiring ventures are being born in still making music together, thanks to technology.  


With this easy step-by-step explanation, you can join the the rest of the band, ensemble, orchestra or choir by means of a virtual recording.  Follow these basic steps:

1. Use a "guide track" of the song as basis.  It can either be a demo performance track or something one of you has recorded as a guide for all.  A metronome on this track can be useful so that all the recordings will be in the same time. 

2. Send this recording to all the performers.  An app like Acapella can be useful.

3. Each performer records their part with a recorder - it can be to a cell phone, tablet or computer in mp3 (for audio) or mp4 (for video) format.

3. Assign one person to receive all the recordings back.  

4. Mix and blend all the songs in a music software programme such as Reaper (Windows) or Garageband (Apple).

5. If you want to add a video recording, use the above mentioned steps, and continue with the following: 

6. Before you do no. 4, first change your files into Mp3's (remember to still keep a copy of the videos for the video editing later).  

7. Do the audio editing as described in 4 & 5.  

7. Use video editing software, such as Movie Maker for Windows or iMovie for Apple, where you can import your edited audio track and all your videos and create a screen for each member.  For more options you can use the paid version of Filmora.

How to use A Capella app: https://youtu.be/AC2RyVhnqlE

For more tips, visit:  https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/news/blog-playing-music-together-virtually