Urbina, Jack Denny, Andrew Hill discussed on All Things Considered


What urbina told him about the project I am doing this entire audio idea as a passion project so there is no upfront money That said there will be a lot of interest and thus online traffic royalties on it along with some of the details of the contract which included urban and getting riding credits for the music and the music rights belonging to urbina's record label synesthesia media Enough of it smelled funny to Jordan that he turned down the deal But then other artists who did participate saw the video and went wait a minute Because it felt like I had been seen like I felt like someone was finally talking about it That's Andrew hill from the group turning sound who did do an EP for the project Hill says the band started talking to other musicians and there was a sense of hey it's weird that urbina has ASCAP credit on these songs right And it's weird that he used a New York Times email for this project right And it's weird how the royalties are shaking out here right Here's hill's bandmate Jack Denny It never really felt very explicitly like something really wrong it's happening here It's always felt like it's riding that line where it may be something could be a little bit manipulative in this but also maybe it's just not necessarily working out The hubbub got so big that urbina apologized reworked the royalty structure and allowed any of the artists involved to take their music back Here's urbino All those things could have happened faster I think those were the right things to do He cops and not managing expectations Clearly enough But he says a vast majority of musicians do still believe in the original mission of the project and have chosen to stay on Urban has even got a second similarly structured music project in motion based on the works of philosopher and Noam Chomsky Ben Jordan says all of this the back and forth between urbina and the artists and the artists feeling misled and the response to his video it has less to do with urbina and this project and more to do with a bigger issue That's actually common ground between journalists and musicians At the end of the day it comes down to both of us creating something that's intangible and then trying to monetize it and trying to put value on it When nobody knows how to handle that still the Internet's been around for a long time and we still have no idea how much intangible things are supposed to cost And trying to figure that out is just the cost of doing business Andrew Limbaugh and pair news On January 1st some 400,000 songs speeches and sound effects entered the public domain The sounds were all recorded before 1923 and include.

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