APRA and Creative commons


Vist this link to see what APRA say about creative commons.  

Response email to APRA from OPTapra in regard to what APRA have on their site in regard to creative commons.

What the board of APRA don't want to understand.

-Most artists that are collecting a reasonable royalty would not consider using the Creative Commons Protocols, although it is a great tool for collaboration between artists.

-Of the two articles that APRA have selected for their members to read on their site that address the issue of APRA and Creative Commons, one is not dated and the other was written in 2005. 

-APRA also choose not to include any link to the Creative Commons website. 

-Last year I asked APRA for the percentage of earnings that went to artists that were not with any form of publishing company, and APRA were not able to provide this information. 

-More than most, APRA members are going to stay self-published in this life and beyond. 

-Partly the problem I see with the royalty collection system in place is that they have exclusive rights over APRA members’ material. With these rights APRA issues blanket licenses to radio and television networks for use of the content they control. This means that even if you do provide your materials at no cost to the networks (for exposure), the networks are not going to consider it as any different to material they pay for. 

-If your material does not sound like something already in the market place, you might want to consider why you are joining APRA or why you are with APRA. With or without APRA your content is in the same pool as extremely well published acts. Does this seem fair? 

-Ask an APRA member how many people they know who are signed with publishers and are satisfied. APRA is set up for the publishing system not for the self-published artist. 

-Creative commons is an organization that offers the artist an alternative to the current publishing system. Creative Commons is uniting people that don't want to use the conventional publishing system. By opting out of APRA and using your own licensing methods, you are taking control of your rights. 

-Until APRA has a one-member one-vote ballot in place for the election of APRA's board, the headquarters shall remain a meeting point for the business of music. 

-APRA is not going to protect your works from theft that’s up to the publisher. APRA's objective is to collect the maximum royalty they can. Did you write your music to collect royalties?

Vist this link to see what APRA say about creative commons.