User talk:Makrisfoundation

Dear Composer or Copyright Owner,

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Best Wishes,


Carolus 05:34, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
(IMSLP Copyright Admin)
PS: Please feel free to ask any questions about licenses, etc. on my talk page.

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Aegean Festival Overture

Dear Makrisfoundation,

Please be aware, the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license is tantamount to placing the work in the public domain. Anyone is free to copy the file and re-distribute it without restriction, including selling copies on Ebay without payment of royalties. It also may stop ASCAP from collecting for performances and broadcasts. Are you certain you wish to use this? Thanks, Carolus 07:10, 9 May 2011 (UTC) PS: I assume you wish to rename the page Aegean Festival Overture (the name by which the piece is best known). New users cannot move pages until they have been active a while. I've moved it to Aegean Festival Overture, we can change it back if need be. Carolus 07:21, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello Carolus. Thanks for the message. I am not sure if this is the best license. We do want to allow people to freely share the file without restriction, although not necessarily give rights for others to publish/sell on Ebay or similar websites. We do want ASCAP to continue collecting royalties for performances and broadcasts, unless we give the permission to a specific person or organization to perform/record free of charge. Please advise! We intend to bring more works of Andreas Makris to IMSLP - there are around 100 of them. We intend to submit both the old (original) edition, manuscripts of unpublished works, and the new edition of Andreas Makris' complete works that is currently under preparation for publication by the Makris Foundation. Makris Foundation 03:24, 9 May 2011 (EST)

Hello Makrisfoundation, Fantastic - we're most delighted to have his work here! I really recommend we use the Performance restricted license mentioned above. This way, the files will be available for free download on a non-commercial basis, with the additional benefit of you being able to allow ASCAP to collect the customary fees or allow a free performance at your discretion. I'll go ahead and tag the file you uploaded accordingly. Regards, Carolus 07:31, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Sounds good. Thank you. Makris Foundation 03:33, 9 May 2011 (EST)
Carolus, we uploaded some parts. Please advise if this is good way to do it - we have woodwinds together, then brass, strings, etc. Also, please change/adjust what needed... We are still learning how to do all of this. Thank you in advance. Makris Foundation 03:57, 9 May 2011 (EST)

Perfect! The full score has been downloaded 41 times in the last 24 hours, which is excellent for a contemporary work. Best Wishes, Carolus 06:00, 10 May 2011 (UTC) PS: Added a link to the MP3 file download at the National Phi. site. You can add recordings here too if you like. Carolus 06:06, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello Carolus. After some time away (traveling, performing), I am back and will be soon start uploading some recordings of Andreas Makris' music as well. Also, FYI, I have uploaded some recordings yesterday under my other username 'Newtrinitybaroque' (as I am also associated with New Trinity Baroque). Thus, you can see if I did everything properly... I also added the performer's page(s) for New Trinity Baroque as well as for myself. Thanks for all your help and advice. Predrag Gosta AKA Makris Foundation 15:17, 9 Sep 2011 (EST)

Hello Pedrag, It's been a little crazy around here since you posted almost 2 months ago (I was away on vacation then - after my return we've been dealing with the massive migration of the WIMA archive here). At any rate, the NTB recordings were uploaded with no problems that I can see - and they really are quite excellent - Thanks so much! A fast question for you re:ASCAP: Do you want all reporting of performances to go through ASCAP, or do you prefer we link to the Makris Foundation website? I just created a new template for ASCAP, with a links to both their web page with all manner of concert reporting forms and to their PDF per-concert report form. You can see this on the Aegean Festival Overture page. Thanks, Carolus 05:33, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Uploading files

You appear to have this down perfectly! Now if we can just get things completely squared away with ASCAP (discussing our license w/them), we should be good to go for everything. BTW, you can add audio files also if you like. Carolus 06:42, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Will do! (See the above comment) Makris Foundation 15:18, 9 Sep 2011 (EST)