Recording Policy for 2021
Life is fleeting! We want everyone at Youth Traditional Song Weekend to be fully present (mentally and emotionally) in song sessions and cherish the ephemeral. Our hope is that attendees and staff will focus on the shared experience of the weekend, and in a remote setting, we also want to respect the privacy of our many attendees joining from their homes. However, we recognize that recording can be a useful tool for learning songs, and want to let attendees look back on workshops to continue their learning.
With these goals in mind, this is our recording policy for 2021:
- In specific workshops, the organizers will record audio files and make them available participants. These workshops will be marked on the schedule. If you are in a recorded workshop, and want to sing but do not want to be recorded, let the facilitator know and we can pause the recording.
- You may record in a private session, with the direct consent of the person being recorded, or share recordings of yourself with someone else. This means there is no recording in large-group sessions, such as late-night open singing. Note that participant recording in Zoom will be turned off, so if you want to record a private session, it’s up to you to choose technology to do that with.
- After hearing a song you want to learn, we encourage you to find the singer on Discord and ask them about it. You can ask them to make a recording of their version and send it to you, or ask about their sources for the song so that you can explore it further (Where did they learn it? What are other versions like? What’s the song’s history?). Or both!
- Consent to record does not mean consent to share on social media. Ask the person you are recording or have received a recording from before sharing on any social media platforms such as facebook, youtube, etc.
This policy is put forward in good faith, and we expect all participants to follow the policy. We know that this is a different approach to recording than many people are used to, so thanks in advance for your help!
Participants who are found to be in violation of this policy may be barred from participating in the event.
The YTS organizing committee cannot be held responsible for the use or misuse of recordings made by participants at YTS.