There are two types of ownership (or copyrights) in one recorded song. One copyright is for the sound recording itself, and the other copyright is for the song itself, or the musical work. Record Labels, Independent Recording Artists, or whoever pays for the recording of the song, owns the sound recording, and the songwriters/publishers who wrote the song, own the song (or musical work) that is being recorded. Labels, Artists, etc. actually PAY royalties to the songwriters/publishers in order to be able to record and distribute the song.
Video of Al’s takeoff from Richmond International Airport going somewhere during Flight Training back in 2008 with fellow pilot Sean! Music: Tune Sweet by Al Watkins!
Video during flight training back in 2008! Here we are cloud surfing with Pilots Steve and Al!
Music Track: “Ever After” by Louie Bello. Produced by Al Watkins.
Songwriters write the songs, Singers sing the songs, Engineers record the songs, Mixers mix the songs, Mastering Engineers master the song/album. What do Producers do? In some current cases, they create the instrumental. In a more traditional sense, they are more like movie directors. They keep the broad view of the entire recorded song. They translate, oversee, and direct the vision to all involved to create a marketable recording. While everyone plays their own individual part, the Producer makes sure the parts create one effective whole.
Video of my multi-engine flight training back in 2008! Here we are doing engine-out procedures with Instructor Joao! Music Track: “Fly Music” by Al Watkins.
See the messing around that goes on behind the scenes of an Al Watkins Instagram video! Music Track by Al Watkins! www.alproducer.com
Another video of my flight training back in 2007. This time flying with Rachel, who was one of my flight instructors! See how I do landing back at Richmond International Airport, Virginia (KRIC). Soundtrack: “Dischorded Melody” by Al Watkins!
A video from back in 2007 of one of my Solo Cross Country flights before I got my first pilot certificate! So I’m on the aircraft controls… and on the soundtrack! This is Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport, Virginia (KEMV). Soundtrack: “Melodic Scenery” by Al Watkins!