Tax Guidelines for US Stock Media Contributors

How to Report Royalty Income from Stock Media Sales   ecoming a contributor in the stock media market can be an appealing proposition.  The relative ease of breaking into the industry and the allure of a source of passive income can make it a worthwhile endeavor.  But even with minimal sales, it is important to understand that selling stock media …

Exclusive Vs. Non-Exclusive Finally Answered: Year 2

Continued Analysis Into Crowd-Sourced Stock Audio Libraries   little over a year ago, I wrote an article ntitled Exclusive Vs. Non-Exclusive Finally Answered, which recounted the experiences of my first year selling with some of the largest public-sourced stock sound libraries available on the internet. A little over a year since my last article on the topic, I’ve continued the …

Brainwave Entrainment Technology: Auditory Applications for Theatrical Use

rainwave entrainment technology has become well known commercial tool in the field of self-help, but the use of its effects pertaining to a live theatre audience have remained largely unexplored.  This report will examine the history of brainwave entrainment technology to determine how the technology can be used as a powerful tool in a sound designer’s arsenal.  Specific emphasis will …

Exclusive Vs. Non-Exclusive Finally Answered

A Case Study on Crowd-Sourced Stock Audio Libraries   bout a year ago, I made the decision to start selling my recorded sound effects and music online as stock material.  After doing a bit of research, I discovered a growing trend in the industry focused around a type of online database known as crowd-sourced sound effects and music libraries.  While …

How to Seamlessly Loop Any Ambience Audio File

udio Loops are valuable tools for a sound designer.  If done correctly, you can preserve quality and avoid repetition while receiving a number of benefits including ease of replication (copy and paste) which saves valuable editing time, processing power on the computer, and the amount of memory consumed.  What is an Audio Loop? An audio loop is a repeating section …