“Happy Hills” trailer with music from Dag Reinbott

Happy Hills is a fun, physics-based puzzle game designed by Dreamfab GmbH & Co. KG. This means that not only is the game category important, but also a person’s knowledge of physics. The game consists on destroying bricks of different materials by exploding them from hill tops to make the hills happy. These materials are: granite, wood, solid steel, and ice. The game will be available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad platforms. While you play, please enjoy the Proud Music Library piece for online advertising on video platforms Jumping Jacky by composer and producer Dag Reinbott.

Battle of the Bristle Bots with music by Proud Music

The objective: to build a “toothbrush-bot” or a robot made of toothbrushes. This wacky activity took place at the event Ignite Nuremberg at the Zentrifuge Art Gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in February 2011, where ten teams of members that did not know each other previously had to execute said task in 45 minutes. There were awards for the prettiest, the fastest, and the funniest. Although, not everybody was a winner, everyone had fun, and the activity set the stage for the remaining acts of the conference. The contest was captured on camera by Martin Goldmann (RedGo.Tv) in his vimeo “Battle of the Bristle Bots”, and it is accompanied by music from Frank Herrlinger, available at the Proud Music Library.

Ignite Nürnberg: Battle of the Bristle Bots from Martin Goldmann on Vimeo.

What is and what makes a performance rights organization?

As in the case of the American ASCAP or the Canadian SOCAN, a performance rights organization is responsible of administering and protecting the rights of all composers, performers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers from all walks of life. How do they do this? They do it by collecting licensing fees from people who want to perform the music of a particular artist publicly. In other words, the organization collects royalties on behalf of its members. The members of these organizations make a living by doing one or more of the aforementioned. Even though the main purpose is to collect licensing fees, these organizations may also offer workshops and health and instrument insurance.

What is the difference between an online advertising license and a standard license?

The online advertising license differs from the standard license in the range of use it has. It is applicable to online commercial spots on its own website. The range of use is limited to one language version and to one version of the spot. The license is for a year. The online advertising license is also valid for the so called point of sale use within the context of sales promotion measures. For example, you can stream the spot from the website via LAN connection. Should you intend to disseminate the video via video platforms (such as Youtube and Vimeo), you must extend the online advertising license accordingly. Since there are many possibilities of use that differ greatly in type and range, we offer license extensions depending on range of use. For this purpose, please send us an e-mail or simply call us at: +49 (0)6132 43 088 30.