Happy, but with reservations...

@JolietJake (51114)
United States
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".
Berryville Vineyards Harvestfest 2016
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
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.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
@JolietJake That's a good idea. Think about it first and maybe it will just kind of come up in conversation.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
Hey @Happy2BeMe promoting bands is a difficult job
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Yes it would be!
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@Juliaacv (32499)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
I would have thought that they would have been legally obligated to advise you that they were using your recordings, hopefully word of mouth will get your name out there more and more.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
1 Nov 16
If they threw them out for free (like I did) it wouldn't bug me (as much) but they're charging $1 per song to download them. It's like if yer gonna make money off of me, at least say it's me.
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@Juliaacv (32499)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
@JolietJake They're pimping you out!!!
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 16
You should inform YouTube Moderator that they are "stealing" your work.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 16
I think a name check is the least you should get. Maybe even a small pay cheque too.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I wouldn't be adverse to a spot of cash, but I'd have been very happy with an honorable mention
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 16
@JolietJake If they're charging $1 per download then a token gesture of 1% wouldn't kill them but at least would show a bit of appreciation.
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@MALUSE (42713)
• Germany
1 Nov 16
Why not tell them how you feel? They may not have done it maliciously and may be able to learn.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I got a friend request on facebook from one of them about an hour ago, I may say something, but I may not.
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@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
If it was me I'd email them in a nice way and ask for a name check at least.
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@vandana7 (66871)
• India
1 Nov 16
I heard this one and the other one ...nice ...and yes, they should have included your name..how bad...
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@much2say (40097)
• 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.
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@NJChicaa (44986)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Job well done.
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
2 Nov 16
So is their any credit as regarding you in this that they are doing? Been that it is your work...
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Nope, the only mention is 'an amazing sound man'...
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
2 Nov 16
@JolietJake Lolz. What are you doing about it?
@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@Jenning Probably going to wipe my hands of the whole affair...
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Yeah... a mention even! Good grief! I still think they should'a paid ya...
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I saw Andrea commented on my facebook post...she appears to miss the point that they are selling the performances rather than just sharing them with their fans...but it's not worth my time to debate with her
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
2 Nov 16
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
You'll get the credit that is due to you soon enough. Perhaps, not from the band but definitely from some bigwig that will help you out and get your services for a handsome fee.
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@marguicha (100439)
• Chile
2 Nov 16
You could still get some credit for that, Lamb.
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@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I wish they had mentioned you as well. Perhaps they will do some word of mouth a little later down the road, or mention you on Facebook at least. You are still giving them free press by posting here.
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@celticeagle (119291)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Nov 16
It is hard on nice people sometimes. They do something nice and then, after some thought, wonder if they have gotten enough or adequate credit. I think that is the risk we take for being nice.
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• United States
1 Nov 16
Good job and thank you for sharing !
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• 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
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I do think they should have given you more credit for your hard work.
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
1 Nov 16
You should have been mentioned by name and given a bit from the proceeds, in my opinion. I would be a bit upset over that slight.
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@LoriAMoore (4670)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Definitely not proper etiquette for then to appropriate your work with no credit, appreciation, or royalties.
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