I know many of our members' recordings are used for other people's pet projects, like background music in films, book readings, videos, etc... I know this because I have quite a few times given out contact information to someone looking to ask permission to use a certain member's recording. I know some of my music is 'out there' too and in fact just last night another 'project' was completed using my recording. I'm not saying this to brag, lot of you have your music on these types of projects too. But I have a couple things to say that may help you in your ongoing piano-recording endeavor.
1. A Polish man contacted me yesterday asking to use one of my Chopin mazurka recordings for his photography project. I said, "sure", until he told me which one. It is a recording that I knew had a couple mistakes in it (he is not a musician and did not detect the slips) and I had been meaning to re-record it for a long time, but just never got around to it. Now, this recording with errors was about to be launched in other places on the Internet, and I didn't want that to happen. So last night I re-recorded the mazurka, sent it to him, and he replaced it in his project and now it's all good.
2. The point of this is to remind all of you to be careful when submitting your recordings - make sure you are totally satisfied with them because you never know how often or where that recording may end up. I know I'm preaching to the choir here - most of you members' recordings are so nice and sound so good, but I have many that need to be redone and I wish I had just waited to get a better-quality recording before putting the piece up in the first place.
3. If you're interested, here is the link to the man's photo project in which he used my recording: http://www.jaroszewski-fotografia.com/m ... 0.flv.html
What I think is interesting about the photos he uses (all of which are photos of Chopin's home in Żelazowa Wola), besides that they are about Chopin, is this one particular piano about halfway through the film. It's an upright piano where the sound board extends way up high to allow for the longer strings which would mean a better sound, right? I've never seen a piano like this before. Wonder how it sounds?