Meeting Report: Rick DiGiallonardo On Recording & Intellectual Property

At this, the fifth of our meetings scheduled for the year which was held on September 15th, 2011 at 7pm, we were privileged to have Rick DiGiallonardo, Director of Ball State University’s Music Media Production & Industry program address a Central Indiana record crowd on the topic of what engineers and industry professionals need to understand about intellectual property.

In his presentation entitled “Are You Ready For The Music Industry?”, DiGiallonardo discussed the history of the music industry and its relation to the recording industry.

DiGiallonardo taking questions one-on-one after the meeting. Click for more pictures

He also explained how the recording industry began and how it has changed through the years from small special interest studios to mega studios which have now essentially regressed to boutique recording studio.

Additionally, he discussed the changes in the music business caused by digital downloads and the way the industry has reacted it.

He also discussed a variety of intellectual property issues which are pertinent to everyday engineers, specifically what engineers need to be mindful of in contracts as well as “fair use”, the making of demos, and so much more

The meeting was once again brought to us courtesy of ESCO Communications. Our thanks go out to them for being such gracious hosts.

With this meeting we’ve continued our initiative of live streaming events to allow for participation from members unable to travel. We’re pleased so many members afar took advantage of this option.

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(coming soon)

Unfortunately, archival video will not be available for this meeting due to a technical issue, however Rick has provided us with his PowerPoint in PDF so all can enjoy the presentation (coming soon).

Finally, we’d like to thank all who were in attendance. As always, those with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact us. To stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.