GeoffB wrote:Hi Joachim,
To be clear, are you saying that although there is no entry fee for performers, a charge is made for the members of the public to attend the concert?
Thanks for picking this up, I was wondering whether I hit the right section here.
No, there is no charge to members of the public to listen. The event I attended, there wasn't even a donation box at the exit. It is just that the music school is a "for profit" organisation, privately owned. Their business model is based on student tuition fees. The events are part of the "Cultural ecosystem" of our town and also serve to promote the existence of the school in the hope to attract future students (obviously). In my case I am the student.
I assume this type of set-up is reasonable common, even with individuals providing tuition. You always have to attract new students to replace the ones which drop out (e.g. move on to University after finishing School). Student concerts provide a mean to advertise your skills as instructor.
The Delcamp copyright section explains the conditions under which instructors/students can use the Delcamp material, but as far as I can see, doesn't say anything about using them in public recitals.
Since we are at this, perhaps a more general statement about the use of the material in public recitals would be good. I assume many delcamp members are not trained in IPR to understand what is commercial and non-commercial use. A fair number of us will have/get opportunities to perform in public. If Jean-Francois could clarify (standard cases) what he is ok with, I think this would remove a fair bit of the uncertainties.
I look forward to your feedback.