Time really flies. Alcester Court Leet, Southampton Sailors, Redditch folks, general Midlands and national stuff. I've really not written about any of it! Sorry.
Here's something I would like to write about though. Video "production companies" and copyright.
I recently came upon yet another "professional" video company promoting their work openly yet using a very well known artists music. Stop and think; who owns the rights? If you commission the company, are you aiding and abetting copyright crime? Do you want to risk it?
Forgetting big time artists for a moment, suppose you are an up-and-coming artist who works hard to create and promote your own work. Next thing you know, a "professional" outfit you've never heard of puts your music on a short film/video/advert/ and sells it for £500. How would you feel?
Do you want your business associated with copyright theft? I doubt it. Please think about alternatives:
Hope this is useful and saves some embarrassment.