+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10



  1. #1
    Official BHUZzer LilithNoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    318

    Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    My troupe mate's husband has recorded a few haflas in the local area, and had a lot of interest in buying the dvds. He does a damn good job of filming, no silly camera angles or closeups of wobbly bits (unlike some 'professionals' I've known) and the feedback so far has been positive

    However, he's wondering how much he should sell them for. They're quite low-key, informal events, so he doesn't want to charge mega bucks, but he also wants to cover his costs and the time taken to edit it all together.

    What's the going rate in your area, folks?


  2. #2
    I could get used to this! Tezirah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    144

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Generally about £5 around here. That's for a basic DVD, paper case, nothing fancy. Have paid up to £10 for a more professionally put together one done to raise money for the charity the hafla was in aid of.


  3. #3
    Official BHUZzer LilithNoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    318

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Thanks tezirah. His initial price was about £3, which I thought was grossly underestimating the labour costs. £5 for a basic dvd sounds a lot more reasonable.

    I know I'people have paid anything up to £15 for a hafla video, but frankly I'd want it goldplated (or at least have myself slimmed down post production) for that sort of money!


  4. #4
    Ultimate BHUZzer artemisia_danst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,474

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    i do suggest getting permission for this from everyone appearing In the dvd....
    Do you want to move or be moved?
    www.artemisiadances.com -www.rakspro.com -www.raks.be


  5. #5
    Advanced BHUZzer SandraDances's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,385

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    ...music rights...

    I wouldn't do it.


  6. #6
    Master BHUZzer beafarhana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    4,472

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraDances View Post
    ...music rights...

    I wouldn't do it.
    As far as I can tell, the situation in the US is different, as I don't think you have any central organisation to administer these "mechanical royalties", but over here in the UK, there's an entirely legitimate and proper way to deal with music rights where videos & dvds are concerned, namely, to get a licence through the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society, which is part of the larger PRS for Music.
    http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx


  7. #7
    Official BHUZzer LilithNoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    318

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Quote Originally Posted by artemisia_danst View Post
    i do suggest getting permission for this from everyone appearing In the dvd....
    Of course!

    Bea Farhana- thanks for that link. I was wondering what the to-do was regarding music rights. It occurred to me the other day that some haflas might be in a sticky situation regarding charging for entry to see people dance to copyright music.


  8. #8
    Advanced BHUZzer maurazebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,060

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    $10 (lousy quality) - $35 (good quality) is what we have paid here in the Ohio Valley in the US.


  9. #9
    Mega BHUZzer mahsati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    2,458

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Quote Originally Posted by beafarhana View Post
    As far as I can tell, the situation in the US is different, as I don't think you have any central organisation to administer these "mechanical royalties", but over here in the UK, there's an entirely legitimate and proper way to deal with music rights where videos & dvds are concerned, namely, to get a licence through the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society, which is part of the larger PRS for Music.
    http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx

    Oooh - that sounds much easier, actually. In the US for production and distribution rights, you have to contact the individual rights-holders and contract with them to use their music in any video/dvd that will be sold/given away/anything but watched at home by the person who filmed it. It is a pain sometimes b/c the person who is holding the rights could be the artist, agent, record label, or other entity - so the first step if figuring out who to talk to on it. We have BMI/ASCAP for performances, but that doesn't include any video rights at all.
    Mahsati Janan, Dance Artist & Instructor
    Instructional DVDs Available: Fabulous FanVeilZZ I, Fabulous FanVeilZZ II, Foundations of Raqs Sharqi Lvl 1
    www.mahsati.com


  10. #10
    Mega BHUZzer Lara L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
    Posts
    2,913

    Re: Recording Haflas and Selling DVDs- cost

    Quote Originally Posted by mahsati View Post
    Oooh - that sounds much easier, actually. In the US for production and distribution rights, you have to contact the individual rights-holders and contract with them to use their music in any video/dvd that will be sold/given away/anything but watched at home by the person who filmed it. It is a pain sometimes b/c the person who is holding the rights could be the artist, agent, record label, or other entity - so the first step if figuring out who to talk to on it. We have BMI/ASCAP for performances, but that doesn't include any video rights at all.
    indeed- that sounds SO much easier- this is why even big shows (like American Idol, America's Got Talent, etc.) have a certain catalog of songs you can use, rather than allowing anything to be used.

    here, for performers but not available to the gen public, the local guy charges $20/DVD & they are nice. That's also the price we generally pay for a CD with the pictures from the show from the official photographers.


Similar Threads

  1. Are we selling out by selling costumes on our website?
    By mekyria in forum Business of Belly Dance
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-23-2009, 09:59 PM
  2. Live recording?
    By yasmindiab in forum Belly Dance Traditions & Styles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-17-2007, 06:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Statistics
  • Threads 41,382
  • Posts 596,178
  • Members 38,196
  • Welcome to our newest member, Katerina


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201