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Musicians Ainsley Costello and JUSTLOUD Join Us! ⛧ Singer/Songwriters Self-Publish Through New Platforms ⛧ First Avenue Hosting V4V Concerts ⛧ Rejecting Record Labels ⛧ Dream Venues and Musical Theatre Experiences ⛧ The History of Music Publishing and Copyright ⛧ 15th Century Woodblock Presses ⛧
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THE JUST LOUD / AINSLEY COSTELLO INTERVIEW
Songwriter/singer Ainsley Costello possesses a powerful voice, both in her singing and her lyrical subject matter which is often very introspective. Her music is packed with brightness and beautiful melodies. She has a catchy pop-rock sound with just a taste of country roots, but the message she delivers is rarely so simple.
Her single “Cherry On Top” has been floating around the top of the charts of LNBeats and WavLake for a bit, while as of today “Daydreamer” is #7 on WavLake.
Songwriter/singer JUST LOUD creates a passionate and soulful electropop sound paired with rich lyrical imagery delivered through an impressive vocal range. His songs have a polished bounce to them that can be enjoyed anywhere from small clubs to giant festivals. They also have a certain haunting quality that is rather enjoyable.
His songs “Shrooms” and “Moonchild” are #2 and #3 respectively on WavLake as of today.
These two value driven artists will be in the Minneapocalypse this week!! Ainsley will first be doing a live stream from the O’Shaughnessey Distilling Company on the 20th. Then the following day, both Ainsley and Just Loud will be performing at the 7th St Entry at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis! Tune into the show in a Podcast 2.0 app, and head over to https://ainsleycostello.com/ for more information about the show! We will be rebroadcasting the show thru the BTS feed, send them some love thru a boost!
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HERE COMES THE PRESS
WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHTS
Where does music publishing come from even? It’s been a long strange journey indeed. Cue the time machine, we’re goin back to the 15th century! Before the 1500’s, scores we’re owned by religious entities or wealthy noblemen as it was a very laborious process to hand copy manuscripts.
- Writing Workshops – The Catholic Church ruled all, including music! The ink and paper lifted the musical composures to a whole new level. Copying these works ascended these monks to a spiritual level.
- Woodblock Printing – One early technique was carving the score onto woodblocks. Also very laborious.
Enter the Gutenberg Press, and by extension, the development of typeset sheet music.
- Intro – Consider yourself revolutionized!
- From Monks To Press – Listen to that press in action! This clip gets more into specifics of the aims of the time.
- Making The Sausage – You build these compositions piece, by piece, by piece, by piece…backwards. It’s that 16th Century Music type yo!
- 🌙 The Earliest Music Printed from Movable Type Appears in the “Constance Gradual” – The earliest music printed from movable type appeared in the Constance Gradual or Graduale, about 1473.
- Massive Mass Book – A book printed big enough for you and five of your closest monk friends!
One of the dudes who caught wind early on was Ottaviano Petrucci, who scored a 20 year monopoly on printing and publishing in Venice. He worked quite a bit with Josquin des Prez, a Franco-Flemish composer. Petrucci’s set-up used three impressions. One for staff lines, one for words, and one for the notes.
- At Volume – After music printing kicked off, it changed the music landscape. New ways of writing music began to appear. Embracing technology at this time put his music all across Europe.
- Let’s Take A Listen – A demo of one of his pieces.
- International Stardom – We’ll come back to this clip after we talk about going viral…
- Immortal Piece – These are more so bonus clips, quality is iffy. Still pretty neat to see the process of hand engraving plates for a press.
- Set In Motion – You gotta get your music out to make it big!
“The concept of musical copyright had its beginnings in the reign of King Henry VIII of England who required copies of all printed matter to be sent to him and offered protection to printers in the form of licenses, primarily to produce a new source of revenue. In 1575 Elizabeth I granted Thomas Tallis and his pupil William Byrd a 21-year patent monopoly on the printing and publishing of polyphonic music. The first modern copyright law was the Statute of Anne (1709), which protected all published works for a period of fourteen years, later extended to twenty-eight years.”
- What Was The Purpose –
- The Nature of Copyright –
The earliest attempt at a printed musical copyright notice appears in the “Shir Hashirim” of Salomone Rossi (Venice, 1623) which includes a rabbinical curse on those infringing the text, written by Leon of Modena.
England led the copyright front, France had the performing rights. The Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers was formed in 1829. There was a lawsuit in 1847 where Ernest Bourget sued to claim payment for each performance of his works at Les Ambassadeurs, a leading Café-concert venue of that time. After this, the first performing rights group, the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM) was formed.
- Catching Dust – But you still needed a publisher to print your music. Also, the whole catalog for $250!? Payday baby!
If we wanna go down the copyright hole…
- Tragedy of the Commons – This clip gets into a theory where if everything is freely available, then innovation cannot thrive. However, locking down intellectual property can sometimes have it’s disadvantageous.
- The Warehouse of Ideas – Then the anti-thesis.
- Take This Little Tune – Bonus clip, more so about derivative works going back to old ass composers.
We don’t have time to get into how radio stations became these proto labels in the turn of the century, but let’s fast forward just a tad to the modern day. Has much changed?
- It’s All Marketing – Former guitarist for Kiss Bruck Kulick gets into the origin of some the original labels and how they were just kinda making it up starting out.
- I Want My Payola – 10% to the big guy!
- Act Like A Bank – More info on turning to the labels for the money.
- Going Viral – Is the internet the key to unlocking all of this?
- One Elaborate Heist –
- The Death Knell –
- Tour Support –
- Stick To Your Roots –
Shrooms (4:20) – Just Loud – 07:07
TAKE THESE, IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE!