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Help us make a more useful "Resources" section

Discussion in 'Welcome to V.I. Control!' started by Mike Greene, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    You'll notice at the top, next to the "Forums" tab is a "Resources" tab, which is loaded with ... well, it's loaded with pretty much nothing. I was going to get rid of it, but then I started thinking that it might be a good place to link to various useful things. For instance:

    Societies. The only one I can think of is SCL (Society for Composers and Lyricists), but perhaps there are others? Is GANG (organization for game composers) still active? Maybe we could even link to that "Perspectives" Facebook page.

    PROs. We could have a list of websites for ASCAP, BMI, and various international PROs. Granted, it's not exactly cutting edge information, but I think it could be helpful for some.

    Videos, tutorials, or other links that could be useful to composers. For instance, I'm thinking of making a video which explains PRO royalties, since a lot of people don't really understand it. (Don't hold your breath, because "I'm thinking of making ... " is something I say a lot. :grin: ) Or maybe there is already such a video or link?

    I'm open to ideas here, and I'm especially open to anyone actually compiling some of these resources.
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  2. johnbusbymusic

    johnbusbymusic Musician/Composer

    Oct 10, 2016
    Mike - i like this idea a lot!
    i actually just posted a Logic Pro X tutorial resource on there, check it out and see if something like this would be on the right track
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  3. marksumm

    marksumm Senior Member

    Oct 26, 2016
    I've had this thread bookmarked for a while. A section with similar information, for people figuring out the business side of developing instruments, would be great.

    Also these tutorials...? :P
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  4. jamwerks

    jamwerks Senior Member

    Mar 21, 2010
  5. JJP

    JJP I put dots and lines on paper.

    Apr 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    In your list of societies, throw ASMAC in there <http://www.asmac.org>. They put on some events that LA people might like.

    For PROs, links to a few of the bigger non-USA PROs might be nice like PRS, GEMA, etc.

    You might also consider some of the other funds that pay musicians. A lot of people don't realize they have money there:
    - AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund <https://www.afmsagaftrafund.org>
    - Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund <https://www.fmsmf.org>
    - Maybe Sound Exchange? <https://www.soundexchange.com>
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  6. resound

    resound Senior Member

    Oct 29, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Academy of Scoring Arts (http://www.academyofscoringarts.org) is another great resource for people in LA. They have a couple different score study groups that meet regularly and always have great guest speakers.
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  7. Jdiggity1

    Jdiggity1 Member Of The Month

    Jan 31, 2012
    Sydney, NSW
    We currently have a short list of educational resources on the VIC chat server for reference.
    I don't expect all of them to be as useful here but I'll just copy paste the lot anyway:

    Blogs and Podcasts
    http://soundworkscollection.com/ - - Interviews, Podcasts, and articles on Film Music and Sound
    https://winifredphillips.wordpress.com/ - - Winifred Philips - Game Music Composer
    http://www.dawlab.net/ - - Music Production Tips and Tricks
    http://www.soniccouture.com/blog/ - - Interviews, Production, News, Tutorials
    http://www.scorecastonline.com/ - - Podcasts, interviews, product reviews, articles
    http://www.filmmusicfoundation.org/interviews.html - - Film Composer Interviews
    Theory and Composition Tips
    http://www.dolmetsch.com/musicalsymbols.htm - - Dictionary of musical notation symbols.
    http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheorydefs.htm - - Dictionary of Musical Terms (Enormous)
    http://www.naxos.com/education/glossary.asp - - Musical Terms Glossary (Less Enormous)
    http://www.timusic.net/debreved/ - - Orchestration Blog by Tim Davies Instruments
    http://sites.siba.fi/web/harpnotation/home -- Harp Notation Manual
    http://andrewhugill.com/OrchestraManual/index.html - - THE ORCHESTRA: A User's Manual
    http://www.music.indiana.edu/department/composition/isfee/index.html - - "Instrument Studies for Eyes and Ears"
    http://thinkspaceeducation.com/ - - Courses, Tutorials, Competitions
    http://evenant.com/music - - Courses, Music Production Articles
    http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm - - Instrument Frequency Chart
    http://musiclibraryreport.com/blog/newbie-info/ - - Music Library Newb Guides
    http://imslp.org/ - - Free sheet music from the public domain
    https://www.berklee.edu/sites/default/files/Music Careers in Dollars and Cents 2016-rh.pdf - - Salary survey on music careers
  8. reutunes

    reutunes Senior Member

    May 1, 2012
  9. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Wow, that's a lot!
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  10. OP
    Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    Thank you, guys! This is really helpful, especially where Jayden and the Discord Chat Room did so much of the work for me! ;)
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  11. JJP

    JJP I put dots and lines on paper.

    Apr 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Oh, there should definitely be a links to unions in the USA and U.K. since they are often topics of conversation here. The AFM also has most of their national industry contracts on their site, www.afm.org.
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  12. AllanH

    AllanH Senior Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    Central Coast California
    What a great idea. I see a PRO section is coming.
  13. AllanH

    AllanH Senior Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    Central Coast California
    You could move the "Other Forums" on the main Forum page to Resource.

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