As a community of entrepreneurs, it’s important to create an ecosystem where many different types of creators can coexist and benefit from one another. To do this, we want to enable community members to contribute to projects as much as possible along the way.
The Artist Spotlight is a way for up and coming musicians to get featured in YouTube videos. By providing high quality music as a creator, you can contribute to the ecosystem and make the quality of Capital Creators content better — and gain more exposure for your own music.
Even though we are asking for permission to work with artists and share their music, we feel its important to respect the copyright that exists on their work. To ensure that we don’t infringe on the artists copyright before using their work, we want to provide clarity on some key questions.
+ How much of your copyrighted work is used?
Our videos will feature 0-30 sec. soundbites from a select track.
+ How is the market for your original work affected by this use?
Due to the unique content of our videos that are not directly related to the track being featured, it rarely overlaps with the demographics of the original market.
+ Does this use significantly transform your original work, or does it serve the same purpose?
We will typically produce 6-15 min. videos unrelated to featured track, ensuring that the work is significantly transformed and doesn’t serve the same purpose as something like a music video would, for example.
+ Does this use fall into an exception to copyright protection?
If the following criteria are met, the use of artists tracks fall into an exception to copyright protection called fair use.
+ Why follow these guiglines?
This simplifies the process of having musicians contribute to the ecosystem. Not having to create a contract allows for artists to maintain full autonomy of copyrights while giving us the ability to feature their work.
+ How we highlight artists
A visual is accompanied with the song displaying the artist's name and song title, as shown below. Then a link is added in the description to allow interested viewers to easily connect with artists on their favorite streaming services.
If you want the chance to be featured send us an email with ARTIST SPOTLIGHT as the subject along with links to your music profiles such as soundcloud.