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 this platform you will 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; Methos 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.

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 privately with us, regardless of the copyright terms, but your video won't be able to be shared on our platforms.

4. Copyrights, royalties and acknowledgements:

Classical works are usually Public Domain.  If you perform a 20th/21st century piece in any genre, you have to just make sure of its copyrights by searching for it on the DIRECTORY LIST on https://www.youtube.com/music_policies?nv=1

More info: https://youtu.be/FZilg_CYJ6Y

YouTube regulations on copyrighted materials:

YouTube has a system scanner which scans ID Tags of songs placed on YouTube.  Use of songs are picked up by Publishers who work with royalties and copyrights of song-writers, recording artists, etc.

All publishers have different policies.  Most publishers allow use of songs, but if publishers do not allow the use of their songs, a copyright claim will be sent to you and the audio of your video will be muted.  Three copyright claims will result in loosing your YouTube account.

 
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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