…..To be a valuable resource for other creators creating their works of art, I need to be in the mode of creating more music on an ongoing basis to expand my music library along diverse genres of music. The value of my music catalog to other creators depends on both quality, size, and diversity. The necessity to keep creating along those factors is essential because creative vision is as vast, varied, and unique as its creator. Your support not only helps me with the ongoing creation of new music, but also helps filmmakers, videographers who need to enhance their creative visions with music to license or to purchase the creation of new original compositions, orchestrations, and music productions. Your support also helps recording artists and music creators with discounts for audio mixing and mastering, music video creation, album cover art, and sheet music cover art. I believe that every artist, whether filmmaker or music artist, creates to share a story of significance that deserves to be heard and cherished by an audience that will appreciate that story. Music and art are powerful tools to bring these creative visions to life. This is only possible if you join me as a member Producer of Visionary Quest Records and ….
Music moves people in such different ways due its emotional connection with its listeners. Emotional music moves me in such a profound way. Similarly, It flows naturally from within me for outer expression when I write music. In hindsight, whenever I had a choice to choreograph dance pieces many years ago, I would choose very emotional, dark music to share stories that also had a sad dark premise. So, it appears that my creative self-expression comes from an inner desire to express that which I usually do not express in my normal course of interaction with the rest of the world. People often describe me as having a happy-go-lucky, jovial, exuberant persona. Carl Jung believed that there is a mechanism of balance between the inner and outer life of a person. Nature in its grand scheme seeks balance. Weather is an excellent example. From that perspective, that makes some sense. However, creating music is much more than that. Music goes deeper than that. From personal experience in observing other artists as well as myself, I venture to say that composers’ creations embody their personal stories plus the emotions that are a very deep integral aspect of their stories expressed through musical sounds. A composer’s creation becomes music when a listener makes a connection with a composer’s creation in a personal way to the listener. Hence, every person is moved by different types of music. What I find to be music to my ears may not be music to another’s ears. A composer’s story or emotional intention may not be exactly the same to the meaning attributed by the listener. It is the listener’s connection with the composer’s creation that results in music to one’s ears. A listener becomes a fan when that listener identifies and connects with much of a music creator’s music. The old adage “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’ speaks a truth for music creators that music is in the ears of the beholder. So, composers hope …
In Part 1, we discussed that music works created before 1923 are now classified as being in the public domain. That classification applies only under U.S. copyright law. When works fall into this classification, the public is free to use these music works. But there are some caveats to consider. The public domain is an evolving universe of creative works. To clarify, although music created before 1923 is in fact in the public domain, the distinction is only the original music has gone into the public domain. When a new musical work is created from a pre-existing musical work, a new copyright is created, also known as a derivative copyright, As a result, arrangements of original music that is in the public domain, may not have gone into the public domain. So any musical arrangement made after 1923 would still enjoy copyright protection applying the applicable copyright rules….
Music moves people in many ways. Music motivates, inspires, excites, and comforts. A person gravitates towards music either to enhance a state of mind or to change a state of mind. For others, the music that a person listens to reflects that person’s state of mind. Its power and impact is undeniable and invaluable. Its presence is everywhere – watching a live concert, holding on the phone, shopping in the mall, praying at church service, attending a wedding, working out, crying during a funeral, screaming during a horror movie, or feeling the warm fuzzies during a love and romance movie. Whenever, wherever, music is there weaving and casting its magic. Music is either being piped in by the establishment for its patrons or we are bringing the music we like. No one leaves home without music. It is a part of who we are. ..