Definitely I agree with you about cruelty to animals, and I also would not feel good about having my song associated in any way with a video project that promoted and showed actual cruelty to animals. I’d say in this case (because unfortunately you can’t really prevent it) Tim’s suggestion of adding a disclaimer about the specific project on your web site/profile/etc. would be well advised. I’d even go so far as to contact the buyer and offer a refund in exchange for pulling my music out. I hope this didn’t happen to you, SonicCube – I can definitely understand that this would be a terrible situation to be in.
But this is an extreme case, and it goes well beyond free speech into a very illegal realm. In fact, any video hosting site worth its salt would pull it immediately, and I imagine that the posters might find themselves getting a legal smackdown right quick, Michael Vick style.
Once you move outside extreme you get into a grey area really quick, though, and this is what I meant by using free speech protections as a guideline. For instance, would you refuse to sell in these scenarios, given the ethical tradeoffs?
1. A commercial for legally approved rat poison (cruelty to rats vs. sanitation concerns) 2. A political ad for a measure allowing Native American tribes to hunt whales (welfare of whales vs. long standing tribal customs) 3. A political ad for proponents of shooting wolves that threaten livestock (welfare of wolves vs. economic realities of farmers)
Although I feel like in a freelance situation I might refuse any of these projects, in the stock sale case where I’m basically presenting a product to the public at large, I wouldn’t feel good about letting my views dictate who can and can’t use it.
Not that I’m a good resource for information because they still haven’t shipped the software since my March 3 order (can you tell this makes me grumpy)?...
I believe you can either run it in 32 or 64 bit mode. One thing to be aware of is that if you have 32 bit plugs you’ll need to use a bridge like JBridge to run them in Cubase 64 bit.
I think it just comes with the territory. Selling stock using marketplaces like AJ has some huge advantages in that you don’t have deadlines or worry about every last detail with a customer as you would with freelance, but you have to take the bad with the good.
In general, I’m a firm believer in free speech (even people whom I vehemently disagree with), and for the most part I’m happy that I can help be a part of somebody’s production even if I don’t believe in the cause it might be promoting. Obviously there are a few radical groups I’d rather not be associated with, but if I were to refuse to sell to a customer who was legally buying and using my music it would amount to censorship IMO .
Also, it’s just not good business practice .
I just got a Win 7 64 bit box and I can say that Cubase 4 doesn’t play well with it. I’d install 6 but they still haven’t even shipped it (grrrrr). Should have opted for the download version – oh well. I’ll get to spend some quality time with Reaper for a few days…
I like the new update with the refresh button on the home page! Thanks!
The app has been working great for me – nothing like being in the middle of a boring meeting and getting a notification that a song pack sold. It gives my life meaning .
@rtofvnt: Stevie Ray Vaughan couldn’t read music. Enough said.
A lot of the guitarists I know (including myself) can’t. I think we’re just too lazy . Someday I’ll sit down and figure those little note-y things out, and then I’ll be able to call myself a real musician.
I have many musical heroes, but my first was Paul Simon for the seamless way he was and is able to mesh lyrics with his music – just a really great lyricist. I learned how to finger pick while learning to play The Boxer. I don’t think he’ll be commenting on my work any time soon, but if it ever happened that would be amazing.
I think that when you deposit you have to do a set amount starting at 20 USD . If you just want to buy one song it might be worth it just to pay the extra two bucks.
In any case, congratulations on the sale! I’d like to say the first one’s the best, but they’re all pretty good .
I’ve ordered mine Can’t wait to dig in!