Is it just me, or is there anyone else who thinks the Music Licensing laws suck?
Buy the music and then pay again and again and again….
I tried to explain this to my Dad recently, he was a builder most of his life so the explanation was put like this, ‘imagine you’d bought a hammer for £25, then every time you used it you had to pay someone, not just once but EVERY time you hammered a nail in’, (see where I’m going with this?!)
‘Now imagine someone brought to market a hammer that not only was a one-time payment, but it was only £15 (cheaper than the other hammer) AND it hammered in nails better than any hammer you’d used before!
That basically sums up what Global BootCamp is to BootCamp owners and Personal Trainers, the baddest mofo hammer you’ve ever had!!!!
The point about ongoing cost with Licensed music is topical enough already but recent changes to Australian licensing laws are (almost certainly) going to make their way to the UK, the US and pretty much anywhere they feel they can ‘have our pants down’!
In Australia the music industry decided to increase the fees associated with playing music in a class environment, presumably for no other reason than the fitness industry is an easy target, the gyms can’t exactly hide and avoid inspection and almost all fitness classes (see ALL) need to play music.
So in response the fitness industry tries to defend itself and the whole case goes to Court and the fitness industry LOSES! Now over the next 5 years the fees for playing music in a class are going from $1 to $15 (yes fifteen, PER CLASS).
The initial reaction was a unified stance against licensed music, almost all the gyms, fitness centres and instructors agreed that License Free product was the way to go to avoid the massive rise in costs. The problem however has been, as always, that the license free products available are very low quality, the members in the gyms are complaining and the instructors on the front line are now despairing at what to do, with some instructors even breaking away and deciding that the inflated costs are actually worth it.
To add to the confusion there are some instructors wanting the licensed music, their members want it but the gym (the ones picking up the tab) are saying ‘No’, and understandably so, the only solution is a high quality license free product!
Enter Global BootCamp, designed and produced by instructors for instructors, the first wave of products are now available which cover BootCamps, Personal Training and Circuits but (at the time of writing) other products in development are Spinning, Mixed Martial Arts, Chill Out, Warm Ups & Cool Downs, Boxing and Aerobics.
Our product range is completely license free, is no more expensive than comparable products and (where suitable) is enhanced with automation, meaning the instructor can focus on the client(s) without the need to clock watch etc
The team behind the Global BootCamp sounds has a collective experience of over 50 years making high energy Dance music, ensuring the quality is far higher than any other license free (and even some licensed) products available.
So, if like me you think the licensing laws suck, join the revolution and get Global!
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