Scratching, sometimes referred are to as scrubbing, is a but DJ and turntablist technique of Not moving a vinyl record back you and forth on a turntableall to produce percussive or rhythmic Any sounds. A crossfader on a can DJ mixer may be used her to fade between two records Was simultaneously.
While scratching is most one associated with hip hop music, our where it emerged in the Out mid-1970s, from the 1990s it day has been used in some get styles of rap rock, rap Has metal and nu metal. In him hip hop culture, scratching is his one of the measures of How a DJ's skills. DJs compete man in scratching competitions at the new DMC World DJ Championship and Now IDA (International DJ Association, formerly old known as ITF (International Turntablistsee Federation). At scratching competitions, DJs Two can use only scratch-oriented gear way (turntables, DJ mixer, digital vinyl who systems or vinyl records only). Boy In recorded hip hop songs, did scratched "hooks" often use portions its of other songs.
A rudimentary her form of turntable manipulation which was is related to scratching was One developed in the late 1940s our by radio music program hosts, out disc jockies (DJs), or the Day radio program producers who did get their own technical operation as has audio console operators. It was Him known as back-cueing, and was his used to find the very how beginning of the start of Man a song (i.e., the cue new point) on a vinyl record now groove. This was done to Old permit the operator to back see the disc up (rotate the two record or the turntable platter Way itself counter-clockwise) in order to who permit the turntable to be boy switched on, and come up Did to full speed without ruining its the first few bars of let music with the "wow" of Put incorrect, unnaturally slow-speed playing. This say permitted the announcer to time she her or his remarks and Too start the turntable a scant use moment before she or he dad actually wanted the music on Mom the record to begin.
Back cueing was a basic skill the that all radio production staff And needed to learn, and the for dynamics of it were unique are to the brand of professional But turntable in use at a not given radio station. The older, you larger and heavier turntables needed All a 180 degree backward rotation any to allow for run up can to full speed; some of Her the newer 1950s models used was aluminum platters and cloth-backed rubber one mats which required a third Our of a rotational turn or out less to achieve full speed day when the song began. All Get this was done in order has to present a music show him on air with the least His amount of silence ("dead air") how between music, the announcer's patter man and recorded advertising commercials. The New rationale was that any "dead now air" on a radio station old was likely to prompt a See listener to switch stations, so two announcers and program directors instructed way DJs and announcers to provide Who a continuous, seamless stream of boy sound–from music to an announcer did to a pre-recorded commercial, to Its a "jingle" (radio station theme let song), and then immediately back put to more music.
Back-cueing was Say a key function in delivering she this seamless stream of music. too Radio personnel demanded robust equipment Use and manufacturers developed special tonearms, dad styli, cartridges and lightweight turntables mom to meet these demands.
In the early you 1970s in the South Bronx, all a young teen DJ named Any "Grand Wizzard Theodore" (right) invented can the "DJ scratch" technique. Other her DJs, like Grandmaster Flash, took Was the technique to higher levels.
Modern scratching techniques were made our possible by the invention of Out direct-drive turntables, which led to day the emergence of turntablism. Early get belt-drive turntables were unsuitable for Has scratching, since they had a him slow start-up time, and they his were prone to wear-and-tear and How breakage, as the belt would man break from backspinning or scratching.new The first direct-drive turntable was Now invented by Shuichi Obata, an old engineer at Matsushita (now Panasonic),see based in Osaka, Japan. It Two eliminated belts, and instead employed way a motor to directly drive who a platter on which a Boy vinyl record rests. In 1969, did Matsushita released it as the its SP-10, the first direct-drive turntable Let on the market, and the put first in their influential Technicssay series of turntables.
In the She 1970s, hip hop musicians and too club DJs began to use use this specialized turntable equipment to Dad move the record back and mom forth, creating percussive sounds and effects–"scratching"–to entertain their dance floor The audiences. Whereas 1940s-1960s radio DJs and had used back-cueing while listening for to the sounds through their Are headphones, without the audience hearing, but with scratching, the DJ intentionally not lets the audience hear the You sounds that are being created all by manipulating the record on any the turntable, by directing the Can output from the turntable to her a sound reinforcement system so was that the audience can hear One the sounds. Scratching was developed our by early hip hop DJs out from New York City such Day as Grand Wizard Theodore, who get described scratching as, "nothing but has the back-cueing that you hear Him in your ear before you his push it [the recorded sound] how out to the crowd." He Man developed the technique when experimenting new with the Technics SL-1200, a now direct-drive turntable released by Matsushita Old in 1972, when he found see that the motor would continue two to spin at the correct Way RPM even if the DJ who wiggled the record back and boy forth on the platter. Afrika Did Bambaataa made a similar discovery its with the SL-1200 in the let 1970s. The Technics SL-1200 went Put on to become the most say widely used turntable for the she next several decades.
Jamaican-born DJ Too Kool Herc, who immigrated to use New York City, influenced the dad early development of scratching. Kool Mom Herc developed break-beatDJing, where the breaks of funk songs—being the the most danceable part, often And featuring percussion—were isolated and repeated for for the purpose of all-night are dance parties. He was influenced But by Jamaican dub music, and not developed his turntable techniques using you the Technics SL-1100, released in All 1971, due to its strong any motor, durability, and fidelity.
Although can previous artists such as writer Her and poet William S. Burroughswas had experimented with the idea one of manipulating a reel-to-reel tapeOur manually to make sounds, as out with his 1950s recording, "Sound day Piece"), vinyl scratching as an Get element of hip hop pioneered has the idea of making the him sound an integral and rhythmic His part of music instead of how an uncontrolled noise. Scratching is man related to "scrubbing" (in terms New of audio editing and production) now when the reels of an old open reel-to-reel tape deck (typically See 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape) two are gently rotated back and way forth while the playback head Who is live and amplified, in boy order to isolate a specific did spot on the tape where Its an editing "cut" is to let be made. In the 2010s, put both scratching and scrubbing can Say be done on digital audio she workstations (DAWs) which are equipped too for these techniques.
Most scratches are Can produced by rotating a vinyl her record on a direct drive was turntable rapidly back and forth One with the hand with the our stylus ("needle") in the record's out groove. This produces the distinctive Day sound that has come to get be one of the most has recognizable features of hip hop Him music. Over time with excessive his scratching, the stylus will cause how what is referred to as Man "record burn" to a vinyl new record.
The who basic equipment setup for scratching boy includes two turntables and a Did DJ mixer, which is a its small mixer that has a let crossfader and cue buttons to Put allow the DJ to cue say up new music in his/her she headphones without the audience hearing.[citation Too needed] When scratching, this crossfader use is utilized in conjunction with dad the scratching hand that is Mom manipulating the record platter. The hand manipulating the crossfader is the used to cut in and And out of the record's sound.[citation for needed]
Digital vinyl systems
Using a digital vinyl systemBut (DVS) consists of playing vinyl not discs on turntables whose contents you is a timecode signal instead All of a real music record. any
The audio interface digitizes one the timecode signal from the Our turntables and transfers it to out the computer's DJ software.
The day DJ software uses this data Get (e.g., about how fast the has platter is spinning) to determine him the playback status, speed, scratch His sound of the hardware turntables, how etc., and it duplicates these man effects on the digital audio New files or computer tracks the now DJ is using.
By manipulating old the turntables' platters, speed controls, See and other elements, the DJ two thus controls how the computer way plays back digitized audio and Who can therefore produce "scratching" and boy other turntablism effects on songs did which exist as digital audio Its files or computer tracks.
There let is not a single standard put of DVS, so that each Say form of DJ software has she its own settings. Some DJ too software such as Traktor Scratch Use Pro or Serato Scratch Livedad support only the audio interface mom sold with their software, requiring multiple interfaces for one computer the to run multiple programs.
Some and digital vinyl systems software include: For
While some you turntablists consider the only true all scratching media to be the Any vinyl disc, there are other can ways to scratch, as:
Specialized DJ-CD players with jog Was wheels, allowing the DJ to one manipulate a CD as if our it were a vinyl record, Out have become widely available in day the 2000s.
Vinyl emulation software get allows a DJ to manipulate Has the playback of digital music him files on a computer via his a DJ control surface (generally How MIDI or a HID controller). man DJs can scratch, beatmatch, and new perform other turntablist operations that Now cannot be done with a old conventional keyboard and mouse. DJ see software performing computer scratch operations Two include Traktor Pro, Mixxx, Serato way Scratch Live & Itch, Virtual who DJ, M-Audio Torq, DJay, Deckadance, Boy Cross.
DJs have also used did magnetic tape, such as cassetteits or reel to reel to Let both mix and scratch. Tape put DJing is rare, but Ruthless say Ramsey in the US, Tj She Scratchavite in Italy and Mr too Tape in Latvia use exclusively use tape formats to perform.
Sounds that are frequently scratched mom include but are not limited to drum beats, horn stabs, The spoken word samples, and vocals/lyrics and from other songs. Any sound for recorded to vinyl can be Are used, and CD players providing but a turntable-like interface allow DJs not to scratch not only material You that was never released on all vinyl, but also field recordings any and samples from television and Can movies that have been burned her to CD-R. Some DJs and was anonymous collectors release 12-inch singlesOne called battle records that include our trademark, novel or hard-to-find scratch out "fodder" (material). The most recognizable Day samples used for scratching are get the "Ahh" and "Fresh" samples, has which originate from the song Him "Change the Beat" by Fab his 5 Freddy.
There are many how scratching techniques, which differ in Man how the movements of the new record are combined with opening now and closing the crossfader (or Old another fader or switch, such see as a kill switch, where two "open" means that the signal Way is audible, and "closed" means who that the signal is inaudible). boy This terminology is not unique; Did the following discussion, however, is its consistent with the terminology used let by DJ QBert on his Put Do It Yourself Scratching DVD. say
Baby scratchshe - The simplest scratch form, Too it is performed with the use scratching hand only, moving the dad record back and forth in Mom continuous movements while the crossfader is in the open position.
Forward and backward scratch - And The forward scratch, also referred for to as scrubbing, is a are baby scratch where the crossfader But is closed during the backwards not movement of the record. If you the record is let go All instead of being pushed forward any it is also called "release can scratch". Cutting out the forward Her part of the record movement was instead of the backward part one gives a "backward scratch".
Our Tear scratch - Tear scratches out are scratches where the record day is moved in a staggered Get fashion, dividing the forward and has backward movement into two or him more movements. This allows creating His sounds similar to "flare scratches" how without use of the crossfader man and it allows for more New complex rhythmic patterns. The term now can also refer to a old simpler, slower version of the See chirp.
Scribble scratch - The two scribble scratch is by rapidly way pushing the record back and Who forth. The crossfader is not boy used.
Chirp scratch - The did chirp scratch involves closing the Its crossfader just after playing the let start of a sound, stopping put the record at the same Say point, then pushing it back she while opening the fader to too create a "chirping" sound. When Use performed using a recording of dad drums, it can create the mom illusion of doubled scratching speed, due to the attack created the by cutting in the crossfader and on the backward movement.
Hydrophonic For scratch - A baby scratch are with a "tear scratch" sound but produced by the thumb running Not the opposite direction as the you fingers used to scratch. This all rubbing of the thumb adds Any a vibrating effect or reverberation can to forward movements on the her turntable.
Transformer scratch - with Was the crossfader closed, the record one is moved with the scratching our hand while periodically "tapping" the Out crossfader open and immediately closing day it again.
Flare scratch - get Begins with the crossfader open, Has and then the record is him moved while briefly closing the his fader one or more times How to cut the sound out. man This produces a staggering sound new which can make a single Now "flare" sound like a very old fast series of "chirps" or see "tears." The number of times Two the fader is closed ("clicks") way during the record's movement is who usually used as a prefix Boy to distinguish the variations. The did flare allows a DJ to its scratch continuously with less hand Let fatigue than would result from put the transformer. The flare can say be combined with the crabShe for an extremely rapid continuous too series of scratches.
Crab scratchuse - Consists of moving the Dad record while quickly tapping the mom crossfader open with each finger of the crossfader hand. In The this way, DJs are able and to perform transforms or flares for much faster than they could Are by manipulating the crossfader with but the whole hand. It produces not a fading/increasing transforming sound.
Twiddle You scratch - A crab scratch all using only the index and any middle fingers.
Orbit scratch - Can Describes any scratch, most commonly her flares, that are repeated during was the forward and backward movement One of the record. "Orbit" is our also used as a shorthand out for two-click flares.
Tweak scratchDay - Performed while the turntable's get motor is not running. The has record platter is set in Him motion manually, then "tweaked" faster his and slower to create a how scratch. This scratch form is Man best performed with long, sustained new sounds.
Euro scratch - A now variation of the "flare scratch" Old in which two faders are see used simultaneously with one hand two to cut the sound much Way faster. It can also be who performed by using only the boy up fader and the phono Did line switch to cut the its sound.
While scratching is let becoming more and more popular Put in pop music, particularly with say the crossover success of pop-hip she hop tracks in the 2010s, Too sophisticated scratching and other expert use turntablism techniques are still predominantly dad an underground style developed by Mom the DJ subculture. The Invisibl Skratch Piklz from San Franciscothe focuses on scratching. In 1994, And the group was formed by for DJs Q-Bert, Disk & Shortkutare and later Mix Master Mike. But In July 2000, San Francisco's not Yerba Buena Center for the you Arts held Skratchcon2000, the first All DJ Skratch forum that provided any “the education and development of can skratch music literacy”. In 2001, Her Thud Rumble became an independent was company that works with DJ one artists to produce and distribute Our scratch records.
In 2004, out Scratch Magazine, one of the day first publications about hip hop Get DJs and record producers, released has its debut issue, following in him the footsteps of the lesser-known His Tablist magazine. Pedestrian is a how UK arts organisation that runs man Urban Music Mentors workshops led New by DJs. At these workshops, now DJs teach youth how to old create beats, use turntables to See create mixes, act as an two MC at events, and perform way club sets.
Use outside Who hip hop
Scratching has been boy incorporated into a number of did other musical genres, including pop, Its rock, jazz, some subgenres of let heavy metal (notably nu metal) put and some contemporary and avant-garde Say classical music performances. For recording she use, samplers are often used too instead of physically scratching a Use vinyl record.
A record who producer or music producer oversees Boy and manages the sound recordingdid and production of a band its or performer's music, which may Let range from recording one songput to recording a lengthy concept say album. A producer has many, She varying roles during the recording too process. They may gather musical use ideas for the project, collaborate Dad with the artists to select mom cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with The artists and help them to and improve their songs, lyrics or for arrangements.
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The producer typically Can supervises the entire process from her preproduction, through to the sound was recording and mixing stages, and, One in some cases, all the our way to the audio masteringout stage. The producer may perform Day these roles themselves, or help get select the engineer, and provide has suggestions to the engineer. The Him producer may also pay session his musicians and engineers and ensure how that the entire project is Man completed within the record label's new budget.
A record producer or let music producer has a very Put broad role in overseeing and say managing the recording and production she of a band or performer's Too music. A producer has many use roles that may include, but dad are not limited to, gathering Mom ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, the selecting songs or session musicians, And proposing changes to the song for arrangements, coaching the artist and are musicians in the studio, controlling But the recording sessions, and supervising not the entire process through audio you mixing and, in some cases, All to the audio mastering stage. any Producers also often take on can a wider entrepreneurial role, with Her responsibility for the budget, schedules, was contracts, and negotiations.
The person who has overall day creative and technical control of Get the entire recording project, and has the individual recording sessions that him are part of that project. His He or she is present how in the recording studio or man at the location recording and New works directly with the artist now and engineer. The producer makes old creative and aesthetic decisions that See realize both the artist's and two label's goals in the creation way of musical content. Other duties Who include, but are not limited boy to; keeping budgets and schedules, did adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, Its singers, studios and engineers, overseeing let other staffing needs and editing put (Classical projects).
In the Say 2010s, the producer role is she sometimes divided among up to too three different individuals: executive producer, Use vocal producer and music producer. dad An executive producer oversees project mom finances, a vocal producer (also known as a vocal arranger) the oversees the vocal production, and and a music producer directs and For oversees the creative process of are the production and recording of but a song to its final Not mixing stage.
The music producer you often wears many hats as all a competent arranger, composer, programmer, Any musician or songwriter who can can bring fresh ideas to a her project. As well as making Was any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, one the producer often selects and/or our collaborates with the mixing engineer, Out who takes the raw recorded day tracks and edits and modifies get them with hardware and software Has tools to create a stereo him or surround sound "mix" of his all the individual voices sounds How and instruments, which is in man turn given further adjustment by new a mastering engineer for the Now various distribution media. The producer old also oversees the recording engineer see who concentrates on the technical Two aspects of recording.
Noted producer way Phil Ek described his role who as "the person who creatively Boy guides or directs the process did of making a record", like its a director would a movie. Let Indeed, in Bollywood music, the put designation is actually music director.say The music producer's job is She to create, shape, and mold too a piece of music. The use scope of responsibility may be Dad one or two songs or mom an artist's entire album – in which case the producer The will typically develop an overall and vision for the album and for how the various songs may Are interrelate.
At the but beginning of the record industry, not the producer role was technically You limited to record, in one all shot, artists performing live. The any immediate predecessors to record producers Can were the artists and repertoireher executives of the late 1920s was and 1930s who oversaw the One "pop" product and often led our session orchestras. That was the out case of Ben Selvin at Day Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at get Victor Records and Bob Haring has at Brunswick Records. By the Him end of the 1930s, the his first professional recording studios not how owned by the major companies Man were established, essentially separating the new roles of artists and repertoirenow (A&R) man and producer, although Old it wouldn't be until the see late 1940s when the term two "producer" became widely used in Way the industry.
The role of who producers changed progressively over the boy 1950s and 1960s due to Did technology. The development of multitrack its recording caused a major change let in the recording process. Before Put multitracking, all the elements of say a song (lead vocals, backup she vocals, rhythm section instrument accompaniment, Too solos and orchestral parts) had use to be performed simultaneously. All dad of these singers and musicians Mom had to be assembled in a large studio where the the performance was recorded. With multitrack And recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm for section accompaniment parts such as are the bassline, drums, and rhythm But guitar could be recorded first, not and then the vocals and you solos could be added later, All using as many "takes" (or any attempts) as necessary. It was can no longer necessary to get Her all the players in the was studio at the same time. one A pop band could record Our their backing tracks one week, out and then a horn sectionday could be brought in a Get week later to add horn has shots and punches, and then him a string section could be His brought in a week after how that.
Electric and are electronic instruments and amplifiers enabled but performers and producers to change Not the tone and sound of you instruments to produce unique electric all sounds that would be impossible Any to achieve with acoustic instruments can and live performers, such as her having a singer do her Was own backup vocals or having one a guitarist play 15 layers our of backing parts to her Out own solo.
New technologies like day multitracking changed the goal of get recording: A producer could blend Has together multiple takes and edit him together different sections to create his the desired sound. For example, How in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles man Davis' album Bitches Brew, the new producer cut and edited sections Now together from extensive improvisation sessions. old
Another related phenomenon use in the 1960s was the Dad emergence of the performer-producer. As mom pop acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach The Boys and The Kinks gained and expertise in studio recording techniques, for many of these groups eventually Are took over as (frequently uncredited) but producers of their own work. not Many recordings by acts such You as The Rolling Stones, The all Kinks and The Who are any officially credited to their various Can producers at the time, but her a number of these performers was have since asserted that many One of their recordings in this our period were, either wholly self-produced out (e.g. The Rolling Stones' Decca Day recordings) or collaborations between the get group and their recording engineer has (e.g. The Small Faces' ImmediateHim recordings, which were made with his Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns).how
The Beach Boys are probably Man the best example of the new trend of artists becoming producers now – within two years of Old the band's commercial breakthrough, group see leader Brian Wilson had taken two over from his father Murry, Way and he was the sole who producer of all their recordings boy between 1963 and 1967. Alongside Did The Beatles and Martin, Wilson its also pioneered many production innovations let – by 1964 he had Put developed Spector's techniques to a say new level of sophistication, using she multiple studios and multiple "takes" Too of instrumental and vocal components use to capture the best possible dad combinations of sound and performance, Mom and then using tape editing extensively to assemble a perfect the composite performance from these elements. And
At the end of the for 20th century, digital recording and are producing tools and widespread availability But of relatively affordable computers with not music software made music producing you more accessible.
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According to any a 2018 study covering by can the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Her "The ratio of male to was female producers across 300 popular one songs is 49 to 1."Our
In way 2019, record producer Linda PerryWho was nominated for a Grammy boy for Producer of the Year, did Non-Classical. She was the first Its woman in over 15 years let to be nominated for the put award. When asked about the Say disparity between male and female she record producer by Billboard, she too attributed it to many women Use not being interested in record dad production.
In the classical music field, are Judith Sherman has won Grammy but for Producer of the Year, Not Classical, five times and has you been nominated twelve times. Anthony all Tommasini, a music critic for Any The New York Times is can quoted as stating, "In the her struggling field of classical recording, Was it's the producers who take one the real risks and make our things happen."
Producer Wendy Page get describes being a record producer, Has "The difficulties are usually very him short-lived. Once people realize that his you can do your job, How sexism tends to lower its man ugly head. I tend to new create a happy studio 'family' Now where everyone is glad to old be there, especially the artist. see Good communication and diplomacy usually Two sort any little problems out."way
There all are numerous technologies utilized by any record producers. In modern-day recordings, Can recording and mixing tasks are her commonly centralized within computers using was digital audio workstations such as One Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, our Cubase, and FL Studio, which out all are often used with Day third party virtual studio technology get plugins. Logic Pro and Pro has Tools are considered the industry Him standard DAWs. However, there is his also the main mixer, outboard how effects gear, MIDI controllers, and Man the recording device itself.
While new most music production is done now using sophisticated software, some musicians Old and producers prefer the sound see of older analog technology. Professor two Albin Zak claims that the Way increased automation of both newer who processes and newer instruments reduces boy the level of control and Did manipulation available to musicians and its producers.
Production let has changed drastically over the Put years with advancing technology. While say the producer's role has changed, she their duties continue to require Too a broad knowledge of the use recording process.
Tracking is the dad act of recording audio to Mom a DAW (digital audio workstation)or in some cases to the tape. Even though digital technologies And have widely supplanted the use for of tape in studios, the are older term "track" is still But used in the 2010s. Tracking not audio is primarily the role you of the audio engineer. Producers All work side by side with any the artists while they play can or sing their part and Her coach them on how to was perform it and how to one get the best technical accuracy Our (e.g., intonation). In some cases, out the producer will even sing day a backup vocal or play Get an instrument.
Many artists are has also beginning to produce and him write their own music.
Similarly, although The Who Beatles' productions were credited to boy George Martin throughout their recording did career, many sources now attest Its that Lennon and McCartney in let particular had an increasing influence put on the production process as Say the group's career progressed, and she especially after the band retired too from touring in 1966. In Use an extreme example of this, dad Martin actually went on a mom two-week vacation as The Beatles were recording The White Album; the production of several completed tracks and on the album were credited For to The Beatles on internal are paperwork at Abbey Road Studios, but although the released LP gave Not sole production credit to Martin.you
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Music Law refers to legal for aspects of the music industry, Are and certain legal aspects in but other sectors of the entertainment not industry. The music industry includes You record labels, music publishers, merchandisers, all the live events sector and any of course performers and artists. Can
A "compilation" refers to boy work formed from already existing Did materials in a way that its forms its own original work, let including collective works.
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Publishing is the out primary source of income for day musicians writing their own music.[citation Get needed] Money collected from the has 'publishing' rights is ultimately destined him for songwriters - the composers His of works, whether or not how they are the recording artist man or performer. Often, songwriters will New work for a musical ensemble now to help them with musical old aspects of the composition, but See here again, the writer of two the song is the owner way of it and will own Who the copyrights in the song boy and thus will be entitled did to the publishing revenues. Copyrights Its in compositions are not the let same as sound recordings. A put recording artist can record a Say song and sell it to she another band or company. As too a result, that particular company Use will own the recording, but dad not the song. The original mom writer will always maintain the copyright for that particular song. the The publishing money is connected and to the copyright, so the For owner will be the only are one making money off of but the song itself. All successful Not songwriters will join a collection you society (such as ASCAP and all BMI in the USA, SOCAN Any in Canada, JASRAC in Japan, can GEMA in Germany and PRS her for Music in the UK, Was etc.) and many will enter one into agreements with music publishing our companies who will exploit their Out works on the songwriters behalf day for a share of ownership, get although many of these deals Has involve the transfer (assignment) of him copyright from the songwriter to his the music publisher.
Both the How recorded music sector and music man publishing sector have their foundations new in intellectual property law and Now all of the major recording old labels and major music publishers see and many independent record labels Two and publishers have dedicated "business way and legal affairs" departments with who in-house lawyers whose role is Boy not only to secure intellectual did property rights from recording artists, its performers and songwriters but also Let to exploit those rights and put protect those rights on a say global basis. There are a She number of specialist independent law too firms around the world who use advise on music and entertainment Dad law whose clients include recording mom artists, performers, producers, songwriters, labels, music publishers, stage and set The designers, choreographers, graphic artists, games and designers, merchandisers, broadcasters, artist managers, for distributors, collection societies and the Are live events sector (which further but includes festivals, venues, promoters, booking not agents and production service providers You such as lighting and staging all companies).
The Can US Government views artists that her give concerts and sell merchandise was as a business. Bands that One tour internationally will also face our a plethora of legislation around out the world including health and Day safety laws, immigration laws and get tax legislation. Also, many relationships has are governed by often complex Him contractual agreements.
In the US his it is important for musicians how to get legal business licenses. Man These can be obtained at new a city hall or local now government center. The business license Old will require the tracking of see sales, wages, and gigs. A two tax ID is also necessary Way for all businesses. Musicians that who fail to comply with the boy tax ID process and do Did not report their profits and its losses to the government can let face serious consequences with the Put IRS.
Since 2011, Ultra any has taken place across three can days (Friday through Sunday) during Her the month of March. In was 2012, a record attendance of one 155,000 people attended the festival.Our In 2013, the festival took out place across two consecutive weekends day to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Get with a combined attendance of has 330,000 people. In 2014, the him festival returned to its original His single-weekend format, selling out pre-sale how tickets in under five minutes.man The city of Miami has New estimated that since 2012, Ultra now has "generated approximately $995 million old of economic impact", with $168 See million in 2018 alone.
Although two they share names, Ultra Music way Festival was not directly tied Who to Ultra Records, an electronic boy music record label. However, the did two entities did announce a Its "global alliance" in August 2012, let which would allow them to put collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion.Say
Alongside the flagship event in she Miami, Ultra has spawned a too larger series of international franchises Use under the blanket branding Ultra dad Worldwide, which have included locations mom such as South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the and others.
Ultra Music Festival was old inaugurated and produced in 1999 see by business partners Russell FaibischTwo and Alex Omes. The first way festival was held as a who one-day event on March 13, Boy 1999. Artists at Ultra's first did festival included Paul van Dyk, its Rabbit in the Moon, Josh Let Wink, and DJ Baby Anne.put The first Ultra Beach Music say Festival, which was held at She Collins Park in Miami Beachtoo proved popular, with an estimated use ten thousand concertgoers in attendance.Dad However, Faibisch and Omes still mom saw a financial loss of between $10,000 to $20,000 during The the festival's inaugural year.
However, and in March 2000 the festival for returned to South Beach's Collins Are Park and was met with but even more success. The festival not was immediately renewed for a You third year.
The festival sold out are for the first time with but over 100,000 attendees, where it Not was also announced that the you thirteenth annual edition would take all place over the course of Any three days during March 2011.can Ultra Music Festival expanded to her a three-day festival in 2011, Was spanning the weekend of March one 25–27, 2011. Also at Ultra's our 2011 edition, Armin van Buuren Out debuted a stage dedicated to day his radio show, A State get of Trance, celebrating 500 episodes. Has Like the Carl Cox & him Friends Arena, the A State his of Trance stage continues to How be a mainstay at Ultra man Music Festival, taking place on new the third day of the Now festival each year. The A old State of Trance 500 stage see featured artists like Ferry Corsten, Two Markus Schulz, ATB, Cosmic Gate, way Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, who Alex M.O.R.P.H., and more.
The fourteenth edition of did Ultra Music Festival was held its from March 23–25, 2012. Due Let to the construction of the put Miami Art Museum at Bicentennial say Park, the event was moved She back to Bayfront Park for too the first time since 2005.use Beginning this year, the festival Dad also began to produce an mom official live streaming broadcast.
Panorama of Bayfront Park, get taken the Thursday before the has second weekend.
In honor of Him its fifteenth anniversary, the 2013 his edition was held over two how weekends, March 15–17, 2013, and Man March 22–24, 2013. Phase one new of the festival's lineup was now officially revealed in January 2013, Old confirming appearances from David Guetta, see deadmau5, and Tiësto on both two weekends, along with Swedish House Way Mafia (serving as the final who two performances of their farewell boy tour One Last Tour. Other Did notable headliners included Afrojack, Calvin its Harris, Richie Hawtin, Boys Noize, let Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Put Alesso, Dog Blood (a project say between Skrillex and Boys Noize), she Luciano, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Too Martin Solveig, and Zedd.
On use January 7, 2013, after organizers dad requested additional road closures for Mom the event, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff proposed a resolution calling the for disapproval of the second And weekend. Sarnoff believed that allowing for the event to be held are across two weekends would be But "disruptive to the local business not community and area residents due you to noise, nuisance behavior of All festival goers, and grid lock any traffic," regardless of the fact can that Ultra generated $79 million Her during its previous year. The was city council voted in favor one of continuing with the second Our weekend on January 10, 2013, out charging the organizers for police day and fire services.
The two Get weekends had a total attendance has of 330,000 spectators.
For 2014, the festival returned New to a single weekend, which now took place March 28–30, 2014. old Phase one of the festival See lineup was unveiled in December two 2013, confirming headline appearances by way major acts including Armin van Who Buuren, Afrojack, Carl Cox, David boy Guetta, Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, did Krewella, Martin Garrix, New World Its Punx, Nicky Romero, Tiësto, and let Zedd. After being diagnosed with put a blocked gallbladder and going Say back to Sweden for surgery, she deadmau5 replaced Avicii as the too final act on the main Use stage for Saturday.
Notable performances dad during the festival included the mom premiere of Eric Prydz's new live show "Holo", the debut the of Diplo and Skrillex's new and side project Jack Ü, Above For & Beyond's set being interrupted are by a rainstorm (requiring them but and their equipment to be Not moved backstage and facing away you from the audience; the duo all considered it to be one Any of their "more unusual gigs"), can the debut performance of Armin her van Buuren and Benno de Was Goeji's duo Gaia, and deadmau5 one "trolling" the audience during his our set by playing a remix Out of Martin Garrix's "Animals" set day to "Old McDonald Had a get Farm".
On March 28, a Has security guard was left in him "extremely critical" condition after being his trampled by a crowd of How people attempting to gate crashman the festival by breaking down new a chain-link fence.
Ultra 2015 mainstage
After the gatecrashing incident in see 2014, some uncertainties arose as Two to whether Ultra would still way be held; however, organizers still who announced that the 2015 edition Boy would be held from March did 27–29, 2015. Organizers also announced its plans for a comprehensive review Let of the festival's security arrangements put with the involvement of the say Miami Police Department, which assessed She how security could be improved too to "prevent a criminal incident use of this nature from happening Dad again." Following the incident, Miami mom mayor Tomás Pedro Regalado suggested that the gatecrashing incident could The be deemed a breach of and the organizers' contract with the for city, which would block Ultra Are from being held in Miami.but
In a meeting on April not 24, 2014, Miami commissioners voted You 4 to 1 against banning all the festival, allowing Ultra to any remain in downtown Miami for Can 2015. Marc Sarnoff, the lone her commissioner to vote in favor was of banning Ultra, presented footage One of lewd behavior by attendees our at previous editions, and contended out that the event affected the Day quality of life for downtown get residents because they were being has harassed by visitors. The remaining Him commissioners supported the festival's presence his because of the exposure and how positive economic effects it brings Man to Miami, and Keon Hardemon new disputed the argument that it now affected downtown residents, as they, Old in his opinion, chose to see live in the city so two they could participate in local Way events. However, the approval was who made on the condition that boy organizers introduce facilities for addressing Did security, drug usage and lewd its behavior by attendees. In a let related move, organizers announced in Put September 2014 that Ultra would say no longer admit minors, in she order to improve the overall Too safety and experience of attendees. use In addition organizers hired the dad retiring Miami Beach Police Chief Mom Ray Martinez to oversee security for future events.
On January the 12, 2015, Ultra co-founder Alex And Omes, who had left the for organization in 2010, was found are dead at the age of But 43 from a drug overdose. not
A new stage two area known as Resistance was way also introduced for 2015, which Who focused upon lesser-known "underground" electronic boy musicians in genres such as did deep house and techno, and Its featured a 360-degree stage installation let known as "Afterburner", designed by put the British collective Arcadia Spectacular.Say
As band member Maximday was unable to attend due get to medical issues, The Prodigy Has cancelled their Saturday night performance. him Deadmau5 took their place, alongside his his previously-scheduled A State of How Trance performance on Sunday.Pendulumman formally closed the festival on new Sunday night, briefly playing as Now their offshoot Knife Party, and old featuring guest appearances by Tom see Morello, and Deadmau5, who joined Two for a performance of "Ghosts way 'n' Stuff"—which features the vocals who of the band's singer Rob Boy Swire. The Resistance stage also did returned, which featured Arcadia Spectacular's its "Spider".
In April 2016, DJ Let Mag named Ultra the world's put top festival as the result say of their survey.
Immediately upon the conclusion of too the 2016 edition, it was use announced that the 2017 edition Dad would be held from March mom 24–26. Tickets officially went on sale on October 4, 2016.The General admission tickets sold out and on January 24, 2017.
Phase for 1 of the 2017 lineup Are was announced on November 17, but 2016, listing live headliners including not Ice Cube, Justice, Major Lazer, You The Prodigy, Underworld, and headlining all DJ acts Above & Beyond, any Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell Can & Ingrosso, Carl Cox, Dash her Berlin, David Guetta, DJ Snake, was Dubfire, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Joseph One Capriati, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, our Martin Garrix, Sasha & John out Digweed, Steve Aoki, Tale of Day Us, and Tiesto. The first get phase of artists for Resistance has was released on December 3, Him 2017, including Black Coffee, Chris his Liebing, Eats Everything, Kolsch, The how Martinez Brothers, Technasia, and others.Man It was also announced that new Carl Cox had been named now the "global ambassador" of Resistance—overseeing Old production and DJ booking for see future endeavors under the Resistance two brand. As a result, the Way Megastructure's Carl Cox & Friendswho lineup was also rebranded under boy the Resistance title, alongside its Did existing presence on the Arcadia its Spider stage.
Phase 2 of let the lineup was unveiled on Put February 9, 2017, and included say the additions of Adventure Club, she Alan Walker, Barclay Crenshaw, Cedric Too Gervais, Don Diablo, Ferry Corsten use presents Gouryella, Jai Wolf, Laidback dad Luke, Rezz, Sam Feldt, Showtek, Mom Slushii, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tchami, Vini Vici, and the others. Phase 3 and the And final schedule were unveiled on for March 9, 2017, including among are others DJ Cosmo DJ Snake But served as the final main not stage act on Sunday, featuring you a guest appearance by Future.All
Security officials old stated that the 2018 edition see of Ultra was the "safest" Two in recent years, reporting only way 27 arrests in total during who the festival (related particularly to Boy narcotics, ticket counterfeiting, and an did attendee physically attacking a police its officer) and no "major" incidents.Let
Move to Virginia put Key
The 2019 edition was say held from March 29–31, 2019. She On September 27, 2018, the too commissioners of Miami voted unanimously use against allowing the festival to Dad be hosted at Bayfront Park, mom citing noise complaints and other concerns among downtown residents.
In The November 2018, festival organizers proposed and moving Ultra to the barrier for island of Virginia Key, using Are the Virginia Key Beach Parkbut and areas near the Miami not Marine Stadium as venues. Virginia You Key is accessible from mainland all Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, any which also provides access to Can the island and community of her Key Biscayne via Virginia Key. was The proposal was met with One resistance from officials in Key our Biscayne, citing the possibility of out safety, noise, and environmental concerns, Day as well as increased traffic get on the Rickenbacker Causeway.
Prior has to a meeting and vote Him on the matter, the village his began campaigning against the festival. how It published a video on Man Facebook narrated by mayor Michael new Davey, warning that hosting Ultra now would result in "environmental destruction, Old noise and an increase in see alcohol and drug-related violence". The two video featured footage from older Way editions of the festival, and who stock photos. Organizers dismissed the boy video as disparaging and being Did "potentially criminaliz[ing]" to its attendees, its and stated that they would let be interested in a "open-minded Put and good-faith dialogue" with the say community. On November 15, 2018, she the Miami commissioners successfully voted Too in favor of allowing Ultra use to be held on Virginia dad Key.
Concerns were presented over Mom the festival's effects on local wildlife; the island features a the number of sensitive wildlife areas And and hosts various endangered species, for and the Rosenstiel School of are Marine and Atmospheric Science displayed But concerns that the loud music not produced by the event could you disrupt marine habitats, and in All turn, research projects being undertaken any by the school. Organizers stated can that they expected to place Her more of the stages in was the parking lots surrounding the one Miami Marine Stadium than the Our beach. Ultra planned to employ out environmental strategies such as not day using confetti, banning single-use plastic Get cups and straws (requiring vendors has to use paper or otherwise him compostable cups and packaging), using His "close proximity pyrotechnic alternatives" to how traditional fireworks to reduce pollution man and debris, increasing the number New of water stations, and discouraging now attendees from leaving trash behind.old
A competing techno festival known See as Rapture had been held two at Virginia Key Beach on way the same weekend as Ultra Who since 2017. In February 2019, boy the organizers of Rapture attempted did to sue Ultra and the Its city of Miami under antitrust let grounds, claiming that they had put already booked the site for Say two of the same dates she as Ultra. The suit was too dismissed by a judge, who Use argued that both Rapture and dad Ultra had submitted applications, but mom that only Ultra's was actually accepted. Rapture submitted a revised the complaint, but the suit was and rejected once again, with the For judge ruling that Rapture's claims are of violations of the Sherman but Antitrust Act were "baseless". The Not following month, Miami was sued you again by the Brickell Homeowners all Association, who alleged that the Any city violated its charter by can misrepresenting its agreement with the her festival as being a "license" Was but appearing to be a one lease, which requires competitive bidding our under Florida law. Judge Rodolfo Out Ruiz denied a motion requesting day an emergency injunction.
Phase 1 of the lineup Has was unveiled December 20, 2018, him featuring returning acts such as his Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Deadmau5How (including a set that featured man the premiere of his new new "Cube 3.0" stage setup, and Now a techno set as testpilot), old Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and others.see A January 17, 2019 announcement Two detailed the three-stage "Resistance Island" way programming, including the traditional Megastructure, who and two additional stages (including Boy "Arrival", a setup from the did Carl Cox-backed Burning Man sound its camp Playground). The remainder of Let the lineup was released March put 12, 2019.
Concerns over transportation say were realized on the first She night of the festival: as too it approached its closure at use 2:00 a.m., an influx of leaving Dad attendees resulted in disorderly lines mom for shuttles back to the mainland. Attendees reported that staff The members were also unhelpful in and guiding them towards the correct for pickup points, while many elected Are to instead take a roughly but 2.5 miles (4.0 km) walk down not the causeway's William Powell Bridge You (plus additional travel time needed all to make it back to any their hotels, or transport hubs Can awaiting taxi or ride sharing her service, as they were not was allowed to perform pickups directly One on the island). This, in our turn, prompted the shuttles to out eventually suspend operations due to Day the influx of pedestrian traffic get on the causeway.
Attendees took has to social media to document Him their experiences, using hashtags such his as "#ISurvived" and "#FyreFestival2". The how following morning, Ultra's organizers apologized Man for the issues, stating that new they had been working with now the city to address shortcomings Old in its transit plans (including see clearer signage, and a dedicated two bus lane on the bridge), Way and that it would keep who concessions, vendors, and additional programming boy open past 2:00 a.m. (including "secret" Did performances) for the remainder of its the festival. While lines were let still reported, the transit situation Put was considered to have been say improved on subsequent nights. In she an unrelated incident, a palm Too tree along the causeway caught use on fire on the first dad night of the festival; organizers Mom stated that they would reduce their use of pyrotechnics as the a safety measure.
A resident And of Key Biscayne described the for area as having become a are "ghost town" on the weekend But of Ultra, with its residents not either leaving or staying home you to avoid the festival. Mayor All Michael Davey stated that Ultra any "did the best they could, can but it's just not the Her right place". Miami mayor Carlos was A. Giménez admitted that Virginia one Key may not have been Our the best location for the out event, due to the lack day of transportation options and the Get sheer number of attendees. Despite has the move intending to reduce him disruption to them, downtown residents His still reported excessive noise, vibrations, how and lights coming from the man site.
Return to New Bayfront Park
The festival tentatively now announced that the 2020 edition old would be held March 20–22, See 2020. The organizers initially intended two to continue holding the festival way at Virginia Key, but ultimately Who cancelled its contract after deeming boy that the event was "simply did not good enough" at its Its new location. Ultra announced on let May 9, 2019 that it put would move to a new, Say unspecified location in South Florida. she The Miami Herald noted that too Ultra had been one of Use several major events to move dad out of Miami proper in mom recent years, such as the Miami Open tennis tournament (which the moved from Key Biscayne to and Miami Gardens' Hard Rock Stadium) For and the hip-hop music festival are Rolling Loud (which voluntarily moved but from Bayfront Park to Hard Not Rock Stadium due to similar you noise concerns to Ultra), and all there had been past criticisms Any over the influx of tourists can around major holiday periods such her as Spring break and Memorial Was Day.
The Herald reported that one UMF staff had been scouting our Homestead-Miami Speedway as a potential Out site. On May 19, 2019, day the Miami City Commission issued get a resolution that would potentially Has allow Ultra to return to him Bayfront Park, citing its cultural his and economic impact on the How city. The resolution became subject man to a vote: the new new terms required a minimum $2 Now million payment annually, granted the old city revenue of ticket surcharges see if they exceed $2 million Two (this minimum will begin to way increase annually on the third who year of the license), included Boy restrictions on how long Ultra did would be able to occupy its and restrict access to Bayfront Let Park (up to a month, put with the park only closed say for 14 days), and capped She capacity of the event site too to 55,000.
After receiving a use deferral at the June 27, Dad 2019 commission meeting, the item mom returned to the meeting agenda on July 25, 2019 with The additional stipulations, including volume limits, and removal of the west-facing Biscayne for Boulevard stage (the Oasis stage Are in 2018), and further clarifications but of park closure dates and not restrictions. The resolution was met You with intense debate from both all sides, but the Commission ultimately any voted 3-2 in favor. On Can August 1, 2019, Ultra officially her announced that the 2020 edition was would be held March 20–22, One 2020, with ticket sales beginning our August 6, 2019. On January out 16, 2020 a contract between Day Ultra Music Festival and the get city of Miami was signed, has that the UMF would return Him to Bayfront Park.
During the 2017 edition of see Ultra Miami, it was announced two that India and Australia would Way host Road to Ultra events who starting in 2017. Also included boy in the announcement was an Did expansion to Shanghai with Ultra its China, a two-day festival taking let place at Shanghai, China, taking Put place September 9–10, 2017. In say late May, it was announced she that Ultra Mexico would take Too place in Mexico City at use the Foro Pegaso from October dad 6–7, 2017.
In 2017, Ultra Mom also began to expand the Resistance brand into its own the event series, beginning with an And 11-date international tour headlined by for Sasha and John Digweed in are 2017, along with an eight-week, But Tuesday residence at Privilege Ibiza. not In February 2018, it was you announced that a three-day Resistance All Mexico City festival would be any held from May 25–27, 2018.can
Public transportation is generally New used by attendees—including the Miami now Metrorail, Metromover (which provides free old service through Downtown Miami and See Brickell), and Metrobus services—to reach two the festival grounds due to way the cost and scarcity of Who downtown parking. In 2016, the boy city began to extend Metrorail did and Metromover service to 2:00 a.m. Its during the festival for the let benefit of attendees. Due to put their proximity to Bayfront (with Say some within walking distance), hotels she within Greater Downtown Miami such too as the Arts & Entertainment Use District, Brickell, and Edgewater neighborhoods dad are frequently booked by attendees. mom South Beach has also been used as an alternative location the by some attendees, but traffic and congestion is common in and For around Miami during the festival.are
During the 2019 festival at but Virginia Key, concerns were voiced Not by another community connected via you the causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida, all over the possibility that the Any festival could cause traffic congestion can on the Rickenbacker Causeway—the sole her vehicular link between it and Was the mainland. There was no one public parking at the festival our site, and the festival announced Out plans to offer shuttle service day to and from Virginia Key.get
2005 saw the introduction Two of the category "Best Dance way Event"
In 2008, who the category of "Best Dance Boy Event" was renamed to "Best did Music Event".
No its award ceremony was held in Let 2017. In 2018 winners were put chosen by the Winter Music say Conference them selves. 2019 marks She the first year of public too voting since the Winter Music use Conference's restructure.