NINJA DYNAMITE RECORDING AND TRADING POLICY
Taping is a privilege granted by the band to their fans. By respecting the following guidelines you can help the band extend the privilege of taping for many years to come. So on to the important stuff:
Ninja Dynamite is happy to allow audience audio taping at almost every live performance.
The blanket permissions granted in this policy apply to audio recording with microphones only.
No soundboard patches or video is permitted without prior approval from the band. Please respect this! It's honestly as simple as dropping us a line through this website to ask, and chances are we will be agreeable if we are able to grant that permission.
Ninja Dynamite are not in a position to offer AC power to any tapers. Tapers must bring and are responsible for all of their own equipment. Home decks and large mixers are not allowed. Please give the working crew/soundman at the venues plenty of room and do not set up equipment in a way that would impair them to do their job properly.
The enjoyment of the audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording efforts. This means that at no time should tapers ever require other patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the show. This also means no microphone stands blocking sightlines or any actions that could be considered to be causing a scene in the venue in any way.
If Ninja Dynamite is performing at a festival or other event featuring multiple bands, that particular event's policy may override Ninja Dynamite's customary taping policy. When and if Ninja Dynamite are opening for another artist, that particular artist’s policy may override Ninja Dynamite's taping policy as well. Under certain circumstances we may not allow taping and or duplication of a specific show due to the potential commercial distribution of that performance.
All taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded freely on a strictly not-for-profit basis (no money is to change hands) and may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media.
All participants in audio recording exchange (regardless of format) acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of the music and performances by the performers, writers and publishers.
The trading and distribution of all audience recordings of Ninja Dynamite performances is allowed. All we would like to see in addition to the guidelines set forth on this page is a mention of our website and an encouragement to support the artist by purchasing official merchandise. All you tapers know what we mean, right? Just buy our official stuff and stick a line in the text files of the shows you record encouraging the support with a link to our site and you'll make us very happy!
Taping at Ninja Dynamite performances is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is strictly forbidden. All Ninja Dynamite performances, recordings and copyrights are the exclusive property of Ninja Dynamite. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading, and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. If you are aware of any person or site in violation of this policy, please EMAIL us about it.
In addition, the media by which audio trading is publicized may not be commercialized. Therefore no commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our music, whether through advertising, offer links for compensation, exploiting databases compiled from their traffic, or by any other means.
If we have chosen to offer for sale a particular Ninja Dynamite performance, this "official" version will take precedence over other recordings and said recordings should no longer be traded, or made available by websites, servers, or other means. In no case may any officially-released Ninja Dynamite recording (live or studio) be duplicated or otherwise traded or offered.
As long as all rules are adhered to, Ninja Dynamite has no objection to fans obtaining recordings that meet the criteria set out above via any of the following methods:
- one on one trading of CD-Rs
- one on one file exchanges
- bit torrent sites
- files publicly posted on a website for free download
Any alteration to any of the policies outlined above will be posted on this page, on our Facebook page or Twitter feed and in the official forum.
Lastly, please support the artists you tape and trade by purchasing the merchandise that keeps Ninja Dynamite a viable music-making entity. CD’s, T-shirts, digital downloads, and all the stuff that's for sale in our STORE!
Ninja Dynamite cannot and do not give permission to anyone to infringe the rights of any third parties including performers, writers or publishers. Everyone must take responsibility themselves to get any necessary permissions from the owners of the rights. Ninja Dynamite can only give permission for their own performances and this is subject to the above conditions.
Ninja Dynamite will not indemnify anyone from any action taken by any third parties or ex band members.
Thanks for taping and trading, but most importantly, have a good time at the show and please respect those around you!