Questions and Answers
When people contact me after visiting my site and listening to my music, I do my best to respond as quickly as I can. I'm blessed to have the ability to reach people through music. I'm humbled by the fact that there are so many people who have this same ability and demonstrate a skill level I have yet to attain. Nonetheless, I'm always happy and grateful when someone takes a few moments of his or her precious time to express interest in what I do. Like this one, for instance...
Again, thank you for writing back and helping me with my lifetime dream. TJ, I would like to buy one of you dance music CDs (one with some outstanding drum beats); which one do you recommend? one which you are the proudest to have produced because it was the hardest and most complicated CD to produce both musically and technically? I would like to use that CD as inspiration and as a goal to reach with my music productions.
Question from a subscriber:
I can't believe your sounds are totally for free? I'm a German man and a beginner in the music scene, and my english is not so good but please tell me where is your trick? Nobody on this crazy World give anything for low!
A look at the use of the term "Royalty Free Music", its history, and what it means to you.
Here at TaurusBeats.com, I am constantly working on the website to make it easier for you to preview/audition my moody instrumental music. After all, the number-one goal of this website is to get you to listen to my music.
Listening to my moody instrumental music is as simple as clicking a link on the landing page. This is the page you land on when you type in http://taurusbeats.com. All you have to do is click on one of the music titles and the music will begin playing.
Here's an explanation of Cue Sheets and when they are needed.
A look at A La Carte (needle drop) Rates and Usage Categories, which includes individual production and single music use.
A look at the term Sound Recording and what it means for you when it comes to copyright protection.
It seems like a simple question that should have a simple answer. However, like musch of what you find in the copyright world (especially in the legal world), this question is not as simple as it first appears.
This is an interesting question because the term "needle drop" seems so archaic now in the digital world. However, the this term is important to people who license their music to others.
The following details my Annual Music Subscription Rates and Clearance Categories, which include unlimited Needle Drops and unlimited productions for a period of one year.
Here's a great question, which can also be a difficult subject to follow. The term "Public Domain" makes it sound like anything in this category belongs to the public. But that's far from being true.
This is another one of those topics that has differences based on country location. So, you will have to dig deeper into your country's laws to get the best answer. Here's a starting point for those of you here in the United States.
Music Copyright questions are coming in from all over the place, now that I'm showing people how to flip samples in my video tutorials. People are interested in copyrights, although it is a difficult subject to understand fully. That's why I recommend that you get a lawyer to help you understand the many points about copyrights and copyright laws.
Copyright laws differ from country to country. So, it is important to seek out legal advice where you are located.
A common question about music copyrights here in the United States is, "How Long Does Copyright Protection Last?"
If you love to flip samples like me, you are going to have to deal with the subject of sample clearance at some point in time. While the debate of whether to sample or not rages on, Here are some points about music sample clearance that you should consider.
The differences between Local, Regional and National Clearance are as follows:
Here's a helpful definition and description of what a Composer really is.
When I started my music journey, I had many questions about how to get started composing music. Yes, I started the music journet making beats, but I wanted to know how to compose music.
Music composition and beat making are the same in some regards, but there are some distinctions. Knowing the differences is helpful because you can use the knowledge to help you better navigate your music journey.
From time to time, I get this questions from one of my subscribers who is just beginning a journey in music. This question often pops up when someone is using samples of original music works for sample flipping.
I have found that even some of the best minds in music have difficulty with copyrights. I'll provide a definition here, but I always recommend that you seek out legal help in this area. Get a lawyer to help you understand copyrights.
Under the 1976 Copyright Act, which became effective January 1, 1978, a work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created.
People have been asking me this one a lot lately. These are just a few answers to questions you may have about getting the beats/music you need.
The "annoying" voice-over helps identify my music and it is a decent way to advertise my site. However, this is big turn-off for music listeners around the world on the Internet. So, here's what I do now...
Simply put...It's about the music that I create. This site is where you will find the "Cinematic Sounds", "Moody Instrumental Music" and other music that I (Taurus James) create and perform. This is my platform for getting my music heard around the world.
Cinematic Sounds is what I came up with when trying to describe my music. I was having a hard time with categorizing the tracks within the standard music genres.
Questions on making music and answers to questions about how to make beats.