Emerald City Productions

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Have a go and enjoy this music-whether you are Producers or Library Music enthusiasts or the Public-please comment and enjoy

http://www.believedigital.com/artists/50801-4168,paul-stokes.html

Paul

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latest from Paul Stokes…..

by Paul on January 14, 2011

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi all,

Hope you had a brillaint Christmas/New Year……..just to remind you, I am working on my latest Electronic Album which is proving a real ‘proving ground’ and testing my ‘keep to brief’ ability.  When I write, I find myself going in too many directions, and having to scale back idea’s.  If I didnt I think people would be left feeling confused or ‘torn apart’-LOL.

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Merry Christmas everyone!  Why not give Paul’s music a listen and give someone a Album/download as Christmas present?  There are up to 10 Albums available to choose from!  The Track ‘Christmas in Narnia’ is available on the Album ‘IMAGINATION’.  You may have to copy and paste the link into  your browser address bar:

http://www.downloadplatform.com/paul_stokes/

http://www.believedigital.com/albums/105508,imagination.html

http://www.amazingtunes.com/users/paulstokesx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=paul+stokes&x=0&y=0

www.itunes.com/paulstokes

http://7digital.com/artists/paul-stokes/

There are numerous more sites to choose from-have a brilliant Christmas

Paul

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Mixing 4th Track for EP……

by Paul on November 3, 2010

in Electronic Music, Music

Hi,

I have nearly mixed the 4th track track for the Electronic EP…just needs a polish…..might be 6 months….LOL…..

I am on with getting the final sounds perfect and right-if not it wont work!

Paul

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Electronic EP has grown!

by Paul on October 12, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi All,

In my latest attempts at writing the latest Electronic track have caused me to add a bass line where there was none.  I had a brilliant drum feel to the track and thought I not need to add a bass line-so deep the ground shook–I now have to try it after experimenting!  Then come the effects bending……thought I was up to the mastering stage!!

Cheers……….Paul

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Hi There,

Being a Composer of Library and Production music, you would think that I have everything to hand legally and finger on the pulse of all that’s Music. Err no!  Not working close to the Capital, all music composition commissions are largely on the Internet or through it.  Production Music Libraries or Library Music portals have gone the way of licensing their music at a meaningless price for the composer-a matter of pence per track-which means that ‘a living’ can no longer be made from music composition, unless you are fortunate enough to have the time and persistence that needs super-human endurance-and as someone has said ‘near genius’.  I remember one composer for Film & TV who was famous commenting that there are many of composers around like him and just as good or better, but they were not in the right place at the right time unfortunately!

I have a family to run and the job of being a composer in today’s market demands more time than a family tolerate-end of story-apart from making a living through it.

License  terms from libraries such as Q-music, itunes, CSS Music and the like all run business models that favour themselves rather than the composer.  Slightly different are companies like mediamusicnow.co.uk whose pricing structure is fairer than most where they charge more than the others per track from £4.95 to £24.95  believing they choose professional services and quality music with fair pricing structures.  They also interestingly unlike most give 1000 licenses at the base price for the track, then increment up to  several million copies covering most needs-and the composer still gets 50% of the incremental charge-that’s what I call fair!  Good tracks deserve appropriate reward.

I believe the Royalty Free companies need to show respect to their composer base more than they do, and show this in fair remuneration!  Just because there are a large number of composers, doesn’t mean they should reduce the reward for work done.  The pricing structure that exists with Royalty Free Libraries relies on the thought that at least something is being sold and we should be thankful for that!-and we composers have to live with that disastrous philosophy whilst they line their pockets making a good living!  As composers we are at the mercy of a pyramidal business model-us at the bottom-that’s the only way it can work.

I believe the only fair way is for enforcement of the Music Licensing system, which balances the requirements of both sides fairly-but we don’t live in a fair world.  Generally the pursuit of wealth at the cost of what is ‘fair’ in life is always the way of man.  Man will always design systems for wealth at the expense of the man with the weaker hand-competition always has a loser.  There are other ways that business’s can be run and models that don’t work on the winner/loser systems.  To be brave enough to adopt them, would take something else! The capitalist model seems to be the only ‘functioning’ one here in the West.  There are other working models that work elsewhere in the world that I know of, but they demand a different philosophies which are difficult to swallow by the majority.

Therefor we carry on in the same old vein, until perhaps a miracle happens and someone has the guts to make something work that is sensible and fair for all.  Until that day, perhaps this little ‘insight’ might stir you?

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£11.00 Royalties for 100Million downloads!

by Paul on October 17, 2009

in Music

Pete Waterman of stock/Aitken/Waterman fame made £11.00 Royalties from 100 Million downloads of a Rick Astley track-what chance do mere mortals like musicians/Composers etc like us have? The music industry is dead! Everybody wants everything for free……

I keep being encouraged to ‘keep going’ the yet figures like this can make me despondent!  Will it lead to the fall of the Music era-or does it lead to true creativity being seen for what it is?

Dont forget, though you can help by downloading my music at itunes/musiczeit etc….see my links…

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12 Albums on itunes….

by Paul on September 5, 2009

in General

Just a reminder that I have 12 Albums for sale on itunes!  These are historical multi-genre works that range from Classical/Ambient/Electronic and all contemporary in nature in their own right.   Please comment on what you find…..

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