1. When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”? →

    We are unfortunately all used to publishers retroactively claiming work they published was done for hire, or creators doing work for hire without knowing it or understanding what it means (even nowadays. Read this).

    Now in a schocking twist, we see a commissioner buying work for hire without knowing what it is…

  2. Legally, anyone who represents someone else (attorneys, realtors, accountants, employees, artist agents and artist managers, etc.) are all considered “agents”. The people they work for are called “principals.” The Law of Agency governs the relationship between agents and principals. While the Law of Agency imposes duties on both agents and principals, for purposes of this discussion, there are four key concepts:

    (1) An agent works for the principal and, while the agent can advise the principal, the agent must follow the instructions and directives of the principal.

    (2) An agent can never put his or her own interests above that of the principal.

    (3) All of the “results and proceeds” of the agent’s work on behalf of the principal belongs to the principal.

    (4) Any contractual provision, written or oral, that contravenes rules (1) – (3) is null and void.

    In short, when a manager represents an artist, the manager has no proprietary information. In other words, those aren’t your leads and contacts, they are the artist’s. While your leads and contacts may start out as your own, once you contact someone on behalf of an artist, the artist is legally entitled to know anyone you have spoken to on his or her behalf, including the details of such conversation.

    — 

    Musical Arts Blogs: Law and Disorder, Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Some info that might be useful to artsy people using an agent (read the post in full - hell, read the whole blog).

    (Via Adaptistration)

  3. halseeon:

Wish I could look like a Jaime Hernandez character…

    halseeon:

    Wish I could look like a Jaime Hernandez character…

  4. afogofideas:

Please reblog this whoever, wherever you are… it’s a futile act, it won’t get any more people through the door on the night but having it splattered all over Tumblr would amuse me greatly and be kind of nice
Thank you
P.S. The show is in Nottingham in the UK, so I appreciate this prevents many of you coming along, I mean, I know you would if you could…

    afogofideas:

    Please reblog this whoever, wherever you are… it’s a futile act, it won’t get any more people through the door on the night but having it splattered all over Tumblr would amuse me greatly and be kind of nice

    Thank you

    P.S. The show is in Nottingham in the UK, so I appreciate this prevents many of you coming along, I mean, I know you would if you could…

  5. thehappysorceress:

    turhansbeycompany:

    Wiggle - Vintage 1920s Broadway Jason Derulo / Snoop Dogg Cover

    This week’s Postmodern Jukebox, in which Robyn wears exactly the right dress.

    I love her wardrobe.

  6. cbldf:

Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers
Yes, that’s one of them. Shield your eyes!

Or the woes of a nekkid pictures detection algorythm sending notices without competent human supervision.

    cbldf:

    Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers

    Yes, that’s one of them. Shield your eyes!

    Or the woes of a nekkid pictures detection algorythm sending notices without competent human supervision.

  7. alexsegura:

    ‘I have come to die with you’: Nico performs ‘Genghis Khan’ on French TV, 1979 | @DangerMindsBlog

  8. Scott Ross and the Paradox of Genius

    Scott Ross and the Paradox of Genius

  9. Today Bach’s dynamism fascinates young people. But who among them takes the trouble of dismantling, one by one, the ensemble of voices, the polyphonic complex in order to plunge into each isolated voice and extract all its flavor? It seems that what appeals most to them is the dynamic bloc. This kind of dynamism can be found in a concerto of Hindemith or of Falla because their density does not stand to be disassembled; there it exists through accumulation. But Bach’s dynamism is of a very different nature.

    — Wanda Landowska (via homilius)

  10. jazzagebass:

Betty Hutton live at the London Palladium -1948

    jazzagebass:

    Betty Hutton live at the London Palladium -1948

  11. The Death Of Ethics →

    The way some orchestras are managed (on the executive level, not the artistic one) is shameful. See also what’s been happening at the Minnesota Orchestra among too many examples. This is what happens when you create an administrative & executive structure to manage an artistic behavior and don’t set up any means to control it.

  12. vinylespassion:

Johnny Winter - Second Winter,  1969.
23 février 1944 - 16 juillet 2014

    vinylespassion:

    Johnny Winter - Second Winter,  1969.

    23 février 1944 - 16 juillet 2014

  13. laurentbelkacem:

    Iggy Pop - Et si tu n’existais pas, a Joe Dassin cover. 

    This… is real. I don’t know how I feel about it. And I love Joe Dassin unironically.

  14. Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

    Johnny Winter (1944-2014)