Happy, but with reservations...
By Joliet Jake
November 1, 2016 5:47am CST
I do a lot of audio recording of acts when I run sound for them at shows. Early in September, I had shared a bit here in myLot of The Honey Vines that I recorded at the Berryville Harvestfest. I was pretty happy with how the songs had come out. And of course, I sent the band files (for free) of the recordings I made from the soundboard. Late last night, I found out 7 of those recordings are now for sale on their site. To me, that's very cool...they thought my work was worthy of public distribution. But after a bit, I started wondering...and thinking it would have been nice to have been informed they were going to do it, and to have got some type of credit...maybe just throw my name out there. They did at least call me 'awesome'. "Happy Halloween! We are celebrating today with the release of a Live CD recorded at our recent show at Berryville Vineyards Harvest Festival! We had an awesome sound man who recorded the whole show. So, we picked our favorite 7 songs from the day for this Live CD. Check it out at TheHoneyVines.com " Perhaps I am just a bit disgruntled because I have been giving them free advertising via posting a few of the tracks to youtube and handing out their business cards to club owners and such that I think would be interested in hiring them, and to mention my name in their announcement would have returned the favor. I can always use a word or two to help MY business. But it is what it is, I guess. At least I can point at it to people I know and say "Yeah....I did that".
24 people like this
1 Nov 16
I think that they could have at least gave you credit for it. You should have been informed ahead of time of their plans were when it came to releasing your recordings. I think you should mention it to them and let them know how you feel. Yes they did call you awesome but your name should have been there as well.
4 people like this
• United States
1 Nov 16
Yah, I think it would have only been courteous to give credit where credit is due, especially since they are selling something you did - that which you gave to them for free. It's great they think you're an awesome sound man, but a name attached to that would have been awesome too.
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Nov 16
I guess when you do stuff have something they sign that allows you to record, and notes that you will provide copies for their use, but any thing sold has to have credit where credit is due, because that's just really low of them