The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117349   Message #2528800
Posted By: Rabbi-Sol
31-Dec-08 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
Subject: RE: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
Hi Bob,
         I always appreciate your sagely advice since you are a well known personality in the world of folk music.

First of all, our studio is not just a room in a house, It is a stand alone building that was built from the ground up with the express purpose of being a studio. We have equipped this studio with the latest technology and highest quality sound equipment and we have the personnel who are trained in its use. Same goes for the video, still photography, & graphic design, all under one roof.

As far as the performers go, yes we will screen them and not just accept anybody who walks in off the street, guitar in hand, and claims to be a folk musician. As you know Bob, I am the head of the Borderline Folk Music Club and do all the booking for our house concerts. I get on the average of 5 submissions a week from various performers who want to play our venue but only the very best get to be booked. I will apply the same high standards to these videos as I do to the Borderline bookings because I have a reputation for quality.

Yes, I do understand that there are various ways to market this product successfully, but whatever I do it will have to be with the complete agreement and input of the musicians that will be performing for these videos, since they retain the rights to their copyrighted material. They are our partners in this venture and we want to see that they get their fair share of the pie which they justly deserve.

Since we also have DJs that come in to interview the performers on camera, we hope that you, Bob, might also want to become part of this project in the future.