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Personal tax accountant in Seattle?

I'm looking for a good CPA in Seattle, particularly one who understands self-employment and royalties. I went through one last year, and recent conversations online are leaving me with some doubt as to his proficiency. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Feb 2, 2015 - 1 answer

Schools that allow faculty to retain IP rights over online materials?

Are you aware of any schools or universities that allow faculty to retain intellectual property rights to their course materials that are used online, and perhaps also receive royalties from the school for its use, above and beyond a normal faculty contract? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 9, 2014 - 5 answers

As a Kindle eBook author, how terrified should I be of Kindle Unlimited?

A few months ago I started selling kinky eBooks for the Kindle, and it's been great. I'm paying my rent doing something I enjoy! But tonight I read this Salon.com article, and it's scary as hell. Amazon is reportedly testing Kindle Unlimited, a service allowing readers to download unlimited books for a flat monthly fee. I've spent hours tonight trying to determine how this will affect self-publishers. Can anybody walk me through the likely scenarios, and talk me down from this panic attack? [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jul 16, 2014 - 12 answers

How much does sampling / licensing cost?

Do you do rights clearance work in the music industry (or know someone who does)? If so, can you satisfy my curiosity about how much it might be expected to cost to license rights in the four scenarios described inside? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 1, 2014 - 5 answers

When new guitarist rewrites old guitarist's parts, who owns what?

A founding member of my 5 piece band was kicked out this summer, and we are going to rewrite 80% of his parts when we rerecord. We didn't like the old guitar parts and helped him write some of them, which is the main reason we wanted to part ways. He is now asking for equal ownership of the composition of songs originating from his tenure, and claiming that it is industry standard for the new guitarist who contributes new guitar compositions to get nothing. This seems very bizarre to me, but is he right? We all own an equal share of publishing and masters on songs that are already released.
posted by qzar on Oct 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Best route for getting a time sensitive slogan out to the masses?

I have a ridiculously amazing, yet time sensitive slogan regarding a current event that I'd like to get out there real quick like. But I have some questions... [more inside]
posted by gman on Apr 17, 2013 - 19 answers

How much do successful, but not megasuccessful, musicians make?

I'm curious about the real-world economics of being a musician who "made it" but is not, say, Sir Elton John or Bruce Springsteen or Jay-Z. For instance, how's James McNew, bassist of the incomparable Yo La Tengo, doing? Is Ken Bethea, guitarist for the Old 97's, comfortable? Ian Matthews, drummer for Kasabian, are you sorted for a comfortable retirement? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 5, 2013 - 46 answers

Basically, Noddy Holder must have a lot of swimming pools

Is it possible for a songwriter or musican to entirely live off the proceeds of a Christmas single? Is it enough to live comfortably off years after release? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 5, 2012 - 9 answers

First steps for a community cinema

Can you talk me through the issue of rights and royalties for a small community cinema? [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Dec 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Did I just give Daniel Day Lewis a penny?

What happens to the two dollars I paid for a DVD? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

What do I owe Her Majesty the Queen?

Help an American citizen with British income tax on book royalties. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 31, 2012 - 6 answers

If a pop song is used on an advert, who gets the money?

Pop music royalties: If a song is used on an advert, who gets the money? (UK) [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Dec 29, 2011 - 2 answers

how to make a royalty agreement

How to make a royalty agreement? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best way for a Brit to cash royalty cheques?

I'm British and live in the UK, but get paid royalties by US companies (in the order of thousands of pounds). Some wire me the money but others give me cheques, which can take months to cash if the bank is being difficult. What are my most sensible options for getting money from the US? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Nov 22, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I get the rights to make a play into a film?

I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
posted by BoringPostcards on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Foreign Book Rights: How much should I charge, given these sales figures?

Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge? In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books. One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Music Plagiarism

What are some examples of musical artists that have gotten away with plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by DZack on Apr 11, 2010 - 36 answers

help me cover a serbian song

What are the Serbian and Romanian equivalents to Harry Fox? Help me put a cover song on my album legally. [more inside]
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt on Mar 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Hey I made that logo! Hey...I gave it away.

I do PowerPoint design for a living. About a year ago, I had a client who was starting a new business and, for his presentation, I did a whole bunch of original, hand-drawn illustrations. Shortly after, he asked (via email) if the work I did to date was work-for-hire and that he owned the images. Due to a combination not knowing how to handle it and being too timid to push, I said Yes. So, a year later, my illustrations are on stickers, hung on the office walls, on the company blog and website, and one of my illustrations is the company logo. I know...nothing I can do about it now and it's my own fault. The question is this: Now, he's come back to me to work on this year's presentation. I'm guessing it will use some of the old illustrations and he'll want some new ones. How should I handle it? Just do it as work-for-hire again and be happy I have work? Tell him work-for-hire is a higher rate? Tell him I want royalties on new illustrations used in non-powerpoint ways? The only thing I really don't want to do is just let him roll over me because I'm too timid to speak up again.
posted by The Dutchman on Jan 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Royalty free images for someone else's personal use

How to correctly use royalty free images for personal items when I'm using them to design something for someone else, who pays me for my time. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jul 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing.

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Or should I just torrent it and throw coins at them on stage?

How much money does an artist get when I buy their music online? What amount of money goes to an artist if I buy an album on eMusic, iTunes or Amazon? How does it compare to what they make from a CD sale? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Dec 7, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I ensure that I get paid my share of royalties as an Illustrator for a book

How do I ensure that I get paid my share of royalties as an Illustrator for a book? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Oct 17, 2008 - 3 answers

How Do I Promote the Music in my Publishing Catalog?

How can I seek out licensing and other royalty-generating opportunities for the titles in my new music publishing company's catalog? [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Apr 25, 2008 - 1 answer

How much of a song can i use commercially without paying royalties?

How much of a song can i use commercially without paying royalties? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Nov 26, 2007 - 15 answers

In the Shadow of Itunes

What is a fair amount for an independant label to pay artists? [more inside]
posted by melt away on Jul 3, 2007 - 9 answers

What royalties are owed for an arrangement of an old folk song?

My band are thinking of putting out a CD using a modified version of someone else's arrangement of a traditional folksong. What royalties, if any, do we owe them? [more inside]
posted by Martin E. on Jun 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Setting up a mini-radio station.

How do I, as an individual, obtain permission to play commercial CDs in a makeshift jukebox? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Apr 8, 2007 - 5 answers

How much does Led Zeppelin make in radio based royalties?

How much money does a given band (say Led Zep) make each and every time a song of theirs is played on the radio? [more inside]
posted by asparagus_berlin on Feb 12, 2007 - 7 answers

How can you pay royalties in order to use copyrighted music in for-profit videos?

Is it possible to pay royalties to bands in order to use their songs in commercial videos online? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Jan 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Feeding the starving artists.

What are the most effective ways to monetarily support my favorite artists? [more inside]
posted by sarahsynonymous on Dec 26, 2006 - 13 answers

Music podcast legalities help

I have, over the past several years, become the individual that lots of people come to for music suggestions and to talk about music (most metal, but some other stuff). Much like the fine folks at Pandora. So I had the great thought of starting a podcast. However: Mayhaps I'm missing something, but I can't find anything online that spells out how to start a music podcast legally. (More after the jump) [more inside]
posted by Ikazuchi on Oct 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Should I join ASCAP? (not a simple question in my case)

Should I finally join ASCAP, despite my misgivings about copyright, the music-licensing industry, and certain practices by ASCAP and similar orgs? Yes, the cash would make a real difference for me, given the way ASCAP handles my genre and given my low income overall. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Art Licensing Royalty Rates?

What royalty rate should I ask for from a company that wants to license my art? [more inside]
posted by MaxVonCretin on Feb 24, 2006 - 11 answers

Do cover bands pay roylaties?

When a cover band plays at a club, an event or whatever, is somebody supposed to pay royalties for the songs? If so, how much? Do ASCAP and BMI send out goons to enforce?
posted by punkfloyd on Jul 14, 2005 - 12 answers

Such a great paycheck.

I was crushed to hear the Iron & Wine version of Such Great Heights played over an M&Ms commercial last night. Who's getting paid, and how much? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jul 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Internet Radio Regulations in Canada.

We're starting up a wee web radio station. We are Canadians. What, realistically, are we meant to do in the way of royalties and whatnot? [more inside]
posted by Count Ziggurat on May 12, 2005 - 3 answers

Starting an Internet radio station/show

I want to start an Internet radio station (streaming and archived). How do I deal with the royalties issues legally? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Feb 26, 2005 - 4 answers

Cash from syndication rights

TelevisionSyndicationFilter - According to the entry on Wikipedia, television syndication is "where the real money is" when it comes to producing TV shows (particularly, off network syndication). I'm curious to know how much money an actor like Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey, Full House) makes from syndication rights. Any guesses or insight? [justatinybitmoreinside] [more inside]
posted by paulychamp on Feb 2, 2005 - 10 answers

Good royalty free photography?

I work in the design department of a small weekly newspaper and we need some good royalty free photography. [MI] [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Nov 30, 2004 - 10 answers

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