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Royalties, what does that
actually mean in the music industry? Artists write and perform songs all the
time, but have you ever wondered how they actually get paid for the music they
make? Think back to the time you last heard a MC Hammer song on a commercial or
a song on Pandora by the artist known as Future. Singers and song writers have
rights to their own music-after all, they did create it. The creation and
streaming of their music is how they acquire a pay check. In other words, this
payment of funds is called royalties.
Royalties are a percentage
of gross or net profit or a fixed amount per sale to which a creator of a work
is entitled, which is agreed upon in a contract between the creator and the
publisher, agent, and/or distributor. These terms and agreements must be signed
off on a legal document such as a contract. The contract that states the
payment of accrued royalties shall be generated semi-annually on the first day
of two selected months that all parties have agreed upon. For example, the
first annual payment maybe on December 1st and the second on June 1st.
According to the Copyright Royalty Board, the 2016 rates for commercial
subscription services is $0.0022 per-performance, and for commercial non
subscription services is $0.0017 per-performance. There are several types of
royalties such as, performance royalties are for performances in front of an
audience, and mechanical royalties are paid by the record label to the
publisher for the phono records, digital audio tapes, and other manufactured
formats. These are copyright registrations that entitle a musical composer to
performance royalties whenever the musician's composition is performed
publicly, over radio, or in restaurants, bars, or other public places.
Now that you know how
artists receive royalties, the question is where exactly does the money
actually come from? How is the money generated? A distributor collects
royalties directly from stores/streaming on behalf of the label. These
distributors are part of a performing rights organizations by the names of
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers (ASCAP), and Society of European Stage Authors and Composers
(SESAC). These organizations are responsible for collecting income on the
behalf of song writers, performers, and musicians. In an industry like this,
members desire accountability for their artistry, and these royalties aid
artist receive their cut for the hard work they have put in. This information
is provided to encourage you to research payment methods for recorded songs and
Aquatic plants are
beneficial for ecosystem as they are a source of food, shelter and oxygen to
the wildlife living in the pond. But they spread quickly and can restrict the
activities in the Pond. A lot of ponds gets practically ruined by aquatic
plants, these ponds literally choke the pond. Some of the common pondweeds that
are usually found in ponds are Milfoil, Hydrilla verticillata or Hyrdilla,
Vallisneria spiralis or Eel grass, Potamogeton crispus or Curly leaf pondweed,
Typha anqustata or Cat-tails. These weeds ruin the aesthetics of the shoreline
and make the pond or lake virtually unusable. Therefore, below find some
prominent methods of removing pond weeds.
Manual removal of weeds:
The first step in this direction is to manually remove the weeds. Though it's
very much possible that all the weeds are not removed and some of the weeds are
left inside the pond attached to the debris.
step is to use chemicals and aeration techniques as the plants that grow in
nutrient rich soil at the bottom of the pond that helps in killing the weeds
that stick at the bottom of the lake. It's advised to use both aeration
techniques and insertion of natural bacteria which will ensure that the growth
of plants is limited.
Weed Rakes &
In extreme scenarios and to rid of the weeds fort a longer duration
of time is to use proper weed cutter and rake as a harvester will take the work
out of the job. Specific tool like Weed
Razer weed cutter and used to eradicate
tough weeds like milfoil and hydrilla. This tool has a thicker serrated blade
on both edges which allow for a push/pull sawing action to be used for weed
invasions in ponds.
Other Weed Control Products
Other methods like
AquaScreen, is yet another effective way of controlling the growth of weeds. It
is a screen that is placed on aquatic plants and stops them from growing, that
is often thought of as a good way to get rid of aquatic plants.
Another way is to use a
screen of landscaping fabric or canvas. It's easy and can be done at home. UV
strengthened AquaScreen is also available in case you want to use this as a
barrier to control sunlight.
In the above
scenario, manual removal is ideal and if a mechanical excavation by shovel or
bulldozer isn't feasible then using an aquatic tool like the cutter and rake is
most cost effective and environmentally safe procedure.
Pond weeds can become nuisance when they make excessive growth. It's
easy to control them in garden ponds, but more difficult in larger ponds and
lakes. Learn more at: Killlakeweeds.com