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by NoteBoat
August 25th, 2003, 7:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do we need a manager?
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Do we need a manager?

What you (or any band) needs to get gigs is someone who can 'sell' the band to club owners, booking agents, etc. If that person exists in your band, you don't need an agent... until you're making enough money (and dislike selling enough) to pay someone to do it for you. I've done it both ways.  In m...
by NoteBoat
August 19th, 2003, 6:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Poor Mans Copyright is bogus?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 6023

Re: Poor Mans Copyright is bogus?!?

Poor man's copyright ain't foolproof, but I think it has worked.  International copyright law starts the moment a work was created... you just have to prove when that moment was. There's a catch 22 in there, though... I know you can't sue for copyright infringement unless you actually hold the copyr...
by NoteBoat
August 19th, 2003, 5:59 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Copyright Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2577

Re: Copyright Question

If you do start making millions, the key to the court case is pretty simple: did you have access to the other work? In all the high profile cases, that's the crux of it.  It's not how many words or notes are the same (although that's step 1!!), it's whether or not you copied the work. When Harrison ...
by NoteBoat
August 17th, 2003, 6:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: 'Making It'
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: 'Making It'

Talent is good, but we all know (or know of) people who've made it with little talent. Luck is good, but hardly something you can count on.   Sure, somebody might see you playing a guitar in some crummy bar at a $25 gig and offer you a recording contract.... but it's not very likely. Persistance tru...
by NoteBoat
August 17th, 2003, 6:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: becoming a studio musician
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: becoming a studio musician

All sound advice on building your chops and whatnot... once you actually get there you'll find that musical ability is taken for granted.  Studio recording is a BUSINESS, and you'll discover that a couple of simple things will help get your second (and third, and...) gig: 1. Be on time!  Somebody is...