This thread is of some interest to me, partly because the recordings I've recently made/uploaded are intended for sale via CdBaby or similar. I did specifically think in advance about any potential clashes between uploaded-to-PS recordings and saleable recordings. I can see both sides of the coin. It's easy to sympathise with the thought that if you're selling rare recordings it makes little sense to have them freely available. On the other hand it seems slightly churlish to offer free recordings to a not-for-profit site and then withdraw them on financial grounds (assuming that is the motive). A difficult problem. On my part I've made sure that, just on the off-chance of there ever arising some future copyright clash between PS and wherever I sell them, there are marginal editing differences between what is here and what is on my CD.
[quote="techneut"]On the other hand, I quite feel like adding a clause that all submitted recordings become our property.[/quote]
Not sure I agree with this. Such a clause may discourage people from uploading; and that's assuming they were to read it in the first place. Plus in principle such a clause is practically unpoliceable and liable to generate ill-will.
[quote="pianolady"]As like most of us here, his recordings are already spread out all over the Internet on those seemingly endless sites that play our recordings. You know....beemp3, mp3chief, etc.... I doubt anyone could ever get their personal recordings off the Internet once they've been hosted on a free site like ours.[/quote]
Agreed; having them taken down from here seems like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. http://www.classiccat.net/performers/indexca.php
(I've not checked if the links work, but there are an awful lot of PS recordings listed).