Shamaniac wrote:Ärväthyyll wrote:@Trollhorn - Do you ever actually get any money for your songs being performed live by others? Because here I know organisers have to pay 10 % of ticket sales to an author's rights organisation which is then supposed to give that money to the organisation in your country and they to you (OK, that's in theory, because metal bands here can't reach the buttom line to actually get the money). This also has to be paid if you play your own songs.
wot? thats a joke, istn't it? they charge you for playing your very own music? In germany we only have an organisation you register your music with, and if a third party makes commercial use of it they have to pay you through them. wich makes complete sense to me. unlike the law you were talking about.
It's not a joke They don't charge the band, they charge the organiser. Yes, even if the band plays their own music. The author (which is not always the same as the band) is supposed to get that money back if he's got enough of his work played over the year. Which is a rarity for a metal author, I suppose. And there's a whole bunch of other issues too.
But this is getting very off-topic. Either we open a new topic in general discussion or just leave it alone
Now, let's wait for Batnobbit to put the video of his band covering DIT here when it's done - YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!