Saturday, May 20, 2006

Music Terms

Music Terms ' A&R Artist & Repertoire A&R discover new artists or songs. PersonalUtaTiager A career guide'for the Mist. AOR Album Oriented Rock: Rock radio format that empha- Pitch: The perceived location of a musical sound with- sizes album tracks over singles Artist Roster: A list of artists under contract to a record company, management or booking agency. ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors & Pub-• lishers. A Performing rights organization. , Attorney / Music: lawyers with expert knowledge in areas i such as contracts, copyrights, trademarks... ' ; BMI: Broadcast Music Inc. A performing rights organization. I Booking agent: seeks work for singers, entertainers. in the audible frequency range (low to high) a function of frequency. Playlist: A radio station ranked list (or system of lists) showing which recording make up the chief programming material for a given week. Press Kits: A promotional package containing publicity photographs, a resume, short biography, reviews. Public Relations: (PR) Relating the client to the public. Chart: The ranking of records, based on sales, frequency of PromoPack: Package of promotional material. airplay, published in trade periodicals. The chord structure and arrangement of a song used in Nashville recording sessions. Compilation Collection of different artists as a package. Co-Publishing: When a copyright's publishing rights are shared by more than one publisher. Copyright: Literally, the right to copy or reproduce one's Publicist: A person who publicizes an artist or situation Record Producer: The organizer of recording, aranges musicians, secures recording studio, arranger, engineer rehearse the artist, finds songs and creates final product. Remix: To mix a multichannel product again to obtain own artistic or intellectual property. In practice, it is the body a different sound. of exclusive rights granted by law to the owners of such property. Cut: When a major recording artist records a song. Demo: A demonstration recording. It is a sample of the finished product, used to sell an artist or a song. Engineer: Technician involved in the recording process. Hook: The repetitive part of a song that is most remembered when people think about the tune & the title. Hype: Extensive publicity used to promote acts, new records. Jingle: A song intended to advertise a particular popular product over radio or TV, generally found in a commercial spot. Label: "record company" although one record company may release & or distribute records under more than one label. Royalty: An artist's composer's compensation for writers share in the profits received from the sale for performance of his work. Scale: Union minimum pay. Second Engineer: Assists the main engineer SESAC: The newest of the three performing rights organizations in the United States Session: A recording session. A block of time during a recording may be made. Generally in 3 hour blocks. Set: A number of songs played consecutively by a musician or group, usually 45-75 minutes in length. Showcase: A place of entertainment where entertainers perform to promote their talents and/or songs to potential users. Song-plugger: A person who actively seeks to get a song recorded + or performed by presenting songs to Lead Sheet: The words, music and chorus of a song. Lead- producers, artists and managers. sheets are required for copyright purpoes. Lyrics: The words of a song. Master: A finished product that can be turned into a record. Mechanical License: The license that a record Company applies for from a publisher to legally issue a song or a record. Mechanical Royalties: A fee paid by a record manafactor 1 to the publisher of a song or selection for each record and : tapes as well as electrical transcription and audio tapes for broadcast and background purposes. Mixdown: To take a multitrack master and reduce to a stereo Modulation: Changing the key of a song from it's starting pitch. Mastering: Final adjustment of EQ, level, compression, song order, before pressing CD master. Over Dub: To add 1 or more new tracks of sound to a tape that contains previously recorded material. Technically, the process is called Sel Synchronization.. Sound Recording: In copyright law, a particular recorded performance, considered as an artistic work and' therefore' qualifying for a copyright protection. Talent Agencies: To obtain employment artist, live performances, club concerts, TV/Radio appearances, stage product (musicals), motion pictures, recording and advertising spots. Tip Sheets: Refers to any of a number of weekly publications distributed to record companies and radio companies & radio stations program directors with prediction of future hits. A schedule of major recording artists. Major recording artist schedule of recording, type of songs theyre looking for.producer.record label, contact ,date. Venue: The location of a public performance. Voice Over: The voice of an unseen announcer for a commercial, or for a narrtion.

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