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    Tech Wizard Mike Damien's Avatar
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    Default Mp3 license/ownership proof

    Has anyone here had to present ownership of their music files to able to play at a public venue? And if so, where?

    I have my entire library of vinyl recorded onto my hard drive. How do I show ownership of the records without having to haul my entire vinyl collection around?
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    Receipts! Always keep your purchase receipts for any digital downloads or music store purchases. If you haven't been doing so, now is a good time to start.

    With someone like Beatport you may be able to contact them and have a bulk receipt sent to your email containing all purchases in your account history. Can anyone confirm this?
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    I would refuse to work anywhere that requires that I show receipts. It's like being searched before you can go shopping, a bad-faith gestured right out the gate. No vinyl DJ has ever had to show receipts; no one spinning CDs has to show receipts, and not only are they just as reproducible, they can be bought used with no royalty going to the artist or label. It's a prejudicial requirement.
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    i have never heard of such a thing....are you being asked to show?>

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    so what are you doing to do about promos... i have records for all mp3 purchases, but none for promos i recieve.

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    You are really not required to have proof in america. At least not by any law that I am aware of. The club is required to pay royalties on the music you play and that is how the artist gets cash. I dont think anyone actually does that though.

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    I really wouldn't know, but I'm assuming that if it's a club that's serious enough about keeping things professional to ask for proof of ownership of the mp3s you're using, they'll be paying you (the DJ) more to make sure that it's worth your time to lug around and keep track of the receipts or whatever.

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    so the question stands... what do you do about promos.

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    and wouldnt the club only have to pay for tracks you play, not tracks you have at the gig?

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    Thanks for the Post Mike

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