Slapin Bass Studios is where the music is composed, arranged, and produced. Listening to funk, r'nb, and soul groups helped shape the taste of the music. I've been singing and playing keys since I was 7, started playing the bass at 10 and never looked back. The thought of forming a band was the next thing to do. So, a group of friends joined with me in creating the band "Potential". We played at dances, partys, rec centers, and battled other bands. We played and listened to that famous home grown music in the D.C. area called "Go-Go." A lot of experience was gained playing in bands. Playing live instruments in a band allows you to show some expression for what you feel in a real artistic way. It's what moves people. Music is something that I love. I hope that everyone who visits this page enjoys the music.
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LEASING RIGHTS ($20)
You will receive an encoded MP3 file of the untagged song, and/or a copy of the raw WAV file. The song file can be delivered digitally or through the mail on a CD. Leasing rights allow you to use the beat (or song) for ONE commercial recording or broadcast. This recording can then be distributed at your price for up to 2,000 copies. Selling more than 2,000 copies means you must acquire a new lease or exclusive rights. You may also use the beat for non-profit promotional use or demos. You have full rights to record, alter, mix the beat/song in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the beat). You will receive a contract in the mail granting you non-exclusive rights to the beat. In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have leased, your rights shall stand and the beat is still yours to use. You may also acquire new leasing rights if you sell more than 2,000 copies since your contract predates exclusive sale. The seller will not receive a royalty from the sale of records or downloads. You must however give full credit to the seller (artist and/or producer name) on all commercial recordings. Upon purchasing leasing rights, the seller still owns the beat(s) and the seller is able to resell the beat(s) to any other party until exclusive rights have been purchased.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS ($200-$500)
You will receive a MP3 file of the beat (or song), untagged (free of soundmarks) and/or a copy of the raw WAV file. The song file can be delivered digitally or through the mail on a CD. Exclusive rights grant you unlimited commercial recordings and broadcasts. You have full rights to record, alter, mix the beat/song in any shape, way, or form (except reselling the beat). You will receive a contract in the mail granting you exclusive rights to the beat. You own the recording as a "work made for hire". The original seller may no longer lease or sell the beat/song, except for prior leasing rights holders and his/her own promotional page (no downloads there). The seller will not receive a royalty from the sale of records or downloads. You must however give full credit to the seller (artist and/or producer name-Slapin Bass Studios) on all commercial recordings.
SPECIAL USES: TV, Movies, Commercials, Websites
Charity organizations: can use song for free, but must give full credit to artist/producer
Producer- Slapin Bass Studios
Student projects for school/college: can use song for free, but must give full credit to artist/producer
Producer-Slapin Bass Studios
Commercials, In-house, company publications: for publications with less than 50,000 viewers exclusive rights suffice. Terms are to be discussed for larger publications.
Websites (less than 100,000 monthly hits): leasing rights suffice
Websites (other): must acquire exclusive rights
TV/Movie: terms are to be discussed
Spans three decades with different groups/bands and fill in roles.
Yes. Whenever possible. I enjoy playing live.
Earth, Wind and Fire; Frankie Berverly & Maze; Stevie Wonder; Isley Brothers; Cameo; Slave; George Duke; most of your 70's & 80's RnB/Funk/Soul groups. Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Rex Rideout; Rodney Jerkins; Pharrell Williams. Bass Players; Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Me'Shell N'degeocello; Bernard Wright (Chic); Mark Adams (Slave); Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report); John Patiucci, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers); Some of your current artist, pure vocalist & singer/songwriters like Brian Mcknight; Lalah Hathaway; Me'Shell N'Degeochello; India Arie; Mint Condition; Erika Badu; Musiq Soulchild; just to name a few.
Schecter, Ibenez Basses and Guitars; Fender Bass Amplification, Yamaha Keys, Impluse controller, Presonus Firebox, Mackie Onyx Satellite, AKG Mics, Sennheiser 280 HD Pro Headphones AKG headphones, Nuendo 3 Media Production System, GarageBand, Mastering w/ Waves plugins, Isotope 3 and TRackS3. Numerous software synths and other plugins inside my DAW to get the job done.