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Do not underestimate the creative power of your children especially when coupled with the power of the Internet, and the various tools we all have now that easily exploit intellectual property, in this case, your child’s musical creations.
The ability for kids to make quality, releasable music today is literally right at their fingertips. There are literally thousands of young, creative kids right now that all have YouTube accounts and they’re uploading music they’ve created and establishing a fan base. The iPad, iPhone, and computer afford a very inexpensive way to create. When we think of creations as such, artwork and writing included, we underestimate the responsibilities we, as artists and educators, must inherit. Aside from those artist’s who’ve studied music with a school or teacher, most of us are ‘ self taught’. It’s commonplace that outsiders see tis as the norm too. When a consumer purchases a song, they have no interest or concern as to whether the artist is licensed, bonded, what their credentials say about them or do they look for references prior to buying their CD. The artist is on their own, fending for themselves and in so many ways, not guilty when it comes to understanding this business of music.