Will The State of New York Kill The Music Industry?

“Gov. David Paterson has proposed a so-called ‘iPod tax’ on downloaded music and entertainment services to help his state close a $15.4 billion budget deficit.

However, Apple Inc.’s products aren’t Paterson’s only targets. He has proposed 88 new fees and taxes that go far beyond, including on movie tickets, taxi rides, soda, beer, wine, cigars, massages, cable and satellite TV.

That’s just one aspect of Paterson’s proposed $121.1 billion budget released yesterday. The budget attempts to make state government leaner while relying on a wave of new taxes and fees that will be passed down to businesses.

The proposed budget is balanced and holds state spending just under the inflation rate. The budget also erases a combined $15.4 billion in budget gaps over the next 15 months.

Paterson revealed his budget amid the unrelenting shake-up on Wall Street that has already depleted state tax revenue and triggered tens of thousands of layoffs. Before this recession, the state’s financial services sector had produced 20 percent of state tax revenue through income taxes, year-end bonuses, real estate deals and initial public offerings on the stock markets.”

I hope all people in the internet and music industry will speak out against unfair, unrealistic, and economically damaging taxes such as this one. While we’re not located in New York, their recent taxation policies have been a source of concern for not only businesses in the music industry, but every business that has a website and sells online (see their sales tax law currently being fought by major online retailers: http://www.newrules.org/retail/efairny.html)

How Amazon and Overstock responded to New York:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/overstockcom-throws-new-york-affiliates-overboard-to-avoid-sales-tax/?ref=nyregion

New Royalty Free Media from Productiontrax.com

The Productiontrax.com team has assembled a list of the latest royalty free music, sound effects, stock footage, and photos uploaded to the Productiontrax.com library.

Here is a sample of the newest royalty free media on Productiontrax.com:
30 Second spots for advertising and commercials
Sound effects of cars and vehicles
Stock footage of sporting events
Naturescape stock photography
Brand new pop music
Telephone and ringtone sound effects
The latest cinematic music

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Productiontrax.com Bails Out Multimedia Producers with Economic Stimulus Package

Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 12, 2008 Productiontrax.com, a leading provider of royalty free music and stock sound effects, today announced the launch of their Economic Stimulus Package.

The recent economic recession has tightened budgets for many multimedia projects, leaving producers with few options for quality production music, as custom music options can cost thousands of dollars. This has created a demand for high-quality stock production music that producers can use as an inexpensive alternative to custom music.

In response, Productiontrax.com has launched their Economic Stimulus Package, which gives multimedia producers access to commercially licensed music tracks priced under $15.00. The tracks featured in the package were selected from a cross-section of Productiontrax.com’s extensive library.

“Over the last few months we’ve found that many of our customers’ budgets have been reduced, but there was still a demand for high-quality production music,” said Productiontrax.com founder and CEO David Negron. “We know that times are tough and we want to do everything we can to help our customers complete their projects on time and on budget. It also gives options to up and coming filmmakers who are looking for inexpensive music.”

Royalty free music tracks included in the Economic Stimulus Package are available for immediate download and can be purchased by visiting www.productiontrax.com/stimulus.php.

Productiontrax, (www.productiontrax.com), a leader in online distribution and licensing of royalty free music and sound effects, enables customers to license superior-quality royalty free music, sound effects, stock photos and stock video footage for use in film, television, and interactive media on an on-demand basis. As an innovator in online stock media, Productiontrax.com is the first site to allow creators of royalty free production music, sound effects, stock images and video to take an active role in licensing their work to the public. Productiontrax.com is dedicated to providing its customers with high-quality, yet affordable resources for multimedia productions. The music and images are 100% original, with new composers, new tracks and new images added everyday. Productiontrax.com is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a subsidiary of One Light Music Productions (www.onelightmusic.com).

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