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Frequently Asked Questions

General

I'm a producer, musician, etc. Can we work together or can we be hired for your clients?


We have a pool of our own regular musicians and internal producers we use for these situations and it's highly unusual for us to go outside that. The only time we'd go outside is if none of our regulars are available and we then go to our past clients who have done large projects here.




Can you help me update/set up my PRO writer, publishing account?


We are currently not providing consultation services due to a restriction on time and a large internal project. Signing up for, or updating your PRO information is easy enough. Just go to their respective websites and get help there and they will walk you through. If you are a current or past affiliated writer or artist of ours from years past, please see the FAQ regarding same in the "Affiliated Artists and Writers" category.




Can you help me set up my publishing company?


We are currently not providing consultation services at this time due to a time constraint and large internal project.




I want to shoot a video or a photoshoot. Can I use the studio for this?


If time allows, yes. We will rent the room for this purpose for $100 per hour. This is strictly a rental of the space. There is no recording or other services provided. For every multiple of 6 people with you, guests, participants, photographers, videographers or otherwise, the hourly rate goes up by $20 per hour for whatever time you have booked.




Can you help me protect/copyright my original songs?


We are currently turning away paid consultations due to a restriction on time and a large internal project. There are many resources online to help you with this.




What are your office hours?


We have no set office hours. All business is conducted on a prior appointment basis only.




I did a project at your studio years ago, do you still have the files and/or master?


The short answer is, "no." We don't hold onto clients' projects or files indefinitely. With thousands of clients over the years we'd become a storage facility to house such projects/tapes. We also purge digital space on our drives to reuse for other clients, so we don't keep that either. It's the client's responsibility to leave with their finished master and safeguard it. Clients have/had the option to take a backup of their session files for digital sessions, or do a tape buyout for analog sessions back in the day, and if not, it was purged. If done so, that also is the responsibility of the client to safeguard those items. In rare cases, clients paid an annual storage fee for us to store it, but those instances were limited. If you have not paid a storage fee to us annually, chances are we no longer have it. That said, feel free to send an email via the contact form with all of the relevant information: project year, name of the client, band name, song titles, and any other pertinence and we can do a quick sweep. The more info the better. It is rare to find it, but it has happened. Also keep in mind that we cannot release any material, in the event that it is found, to anyone but the copyright holder, who is usually the listed individual on account (usually the person who paid for the sessions or services).




Do you have audio engineering classes?


We don't.




Do you have any training or shadowing opportunities?


Unfortunately, there are no opportunities available at this time, paid or unpaid. We haven't done anything like this in many years, but a lot of other studios adopted our old training and accredited intern programs in the area. We suggest doing a quick web search on other studios and reaching out to them.




Do you want to buy my vintage gear?


No thank you. We're not buying any gear at this time.




We have a chartible event/project. Can you contribute or work with us?


Unfortunately, we're not taking on any charitable events or projects at this time.




Do you offer an option to pay extra to store our data?


We do not. All files leave with the client on their personal backup drives. If they opt not to take their files on a backup and leave only with the finished master, we purge the files to make space for other clients and the files no longer exist. Back in the days of tape, we did offer an annual storage fee to keep a tape on site but that hasn't been done since the 80s.




I am an artist looking for management and/or production. Can you help me?


We're not taking on any new artists or production projects at this time.




I'm a songwriter. Can I submit my songs to you to add to your publishing catalog?


We're not accepting any song submissions at this time, and do not accept unsolicited material for inclusion in our catalog. Anything without prior approval will not be listened to. However, stay tuned as we do plan on changing this later in the year.




Do you have band or rehearsal rooms?


We do not offer rehearsal space at our facility. However, for all rehearsal space and/or rental inquiries, please contact Biagio at: Silver City Associates 203.237.5397 Ext. 1




Do you do CD duplication / replication?


We do not.





Jobs

Are you hiring? Can I come in and help out?


Unfortunately, there are no opportunities available at this time, paid or unpaid. We haven't done anything like this in many years, but a lot of other studios adopted our old training and accredited intern programs in the area. We suggest doing a quick web search on other studios and reaching out to them.





Affiliated Writers & Artists

I am a past or current Trod Nossel-affiliated writer or artist. How do I update my contact information?  Can I call you with it or stop by?


If you are an affiliated artist or writer dating back to the 60s to the present, it is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information in order to receive any payments you are due. If you haven't provided us with current contact and payment, it is highly recommended that you do so.
We will not update your contact information verbally, nor in person. It must be in writing. You may use either method below to update your information with us. ONLINE ________ Click here for online form US MAIL ________ Send a letter via US Postal Service to: Trod Nossel PO Box 57 Wallingford, CT 06492 Include the following information: Name (Legal Name) Stage Name or PKA (or band name you were in) Address, City, State, ZIP Home Phone Cell Phone Contact Email Address Social Security Number (we cannot pay out royalties without this. We also use this to verify your identity matches what we have on record) Include your Statement delivery selection: Digital (Email) or Paper (US Mail). Note: If email is selected, your general email provided above will be used. If you prefer to receive royalties via PayPal, please include an accurate PayPal email address. Any relevant information regarding your affiliation may also be included, such as your band, any anecdotes, or your instrument or role at the time. Any related expenses incurred to locate you or obtain updated contact info, such as postage costs, will be deducted against future payouts.




Can you help me update/set up my PRO writer account?


With over 150 writers in our catalog, this just isn't possible. We've even currently stopped providing any paid consultation services per usual to help with this for outside clients. Signing up for, or updating your PRO information is easy enough. Just go to their respective websites and get help there. We do highly recommend making sure your writer accounts are up-to-date or intact, and active, especially with the evolution of the Trod brand. You cannot get paid from your PRO for back end royalties without an active writer account. It is the writer's responsibility to ensure this is intact.




What if a past writer is deceased? What information do you need to update your records?


If you are the family member of a deceased writer or artist affiliated with us, please provide by US Mail: Name of Writer or Artist (Legal Name) Stage Name of Writer or Artist (PKA) Copy of original, notarized death certificate and probate appointment letter of executor, and heir(s) in which disbursements are to be sent. Be sure and include their respective contact information (for each heir) - Name, Address, City, State, Zip - Phone - Email - SS# (needed if payments on behalf of deceased are to be made) Send to: Trod Nossel PO Box 57 Wallingford, CT 06492 Keep in mind, without the above on file, any payouts will continue to be made in the writer/artist's name at the last address we have on file. It is the responsibility of the writer/artist/heir to provide updated contact information so that we can make timely payments. Any related expenses incurred to locate you or obtain updated contact info, such as postage costs, will be deducted against future payouts.




How much time do I have to cash my royalty check before it expires?


When you receive checks, we recommend cashing or deposit them as soon as possible. We reserve the right to stop payment and reissue any check we deem lost or stolen on a case by case basis. Any payments that need to be reissued are subject to expenses and will be charged back to the Payee in a future payout. This includes mailing costs such as postage, certified mail, etc., and any bank fees associated with reissuance of a payment, such as chargebacks or stop payment fees.




I've received a royalty check. What is it for?


If you are due royalties, you will receive an itemized statement included with your check which describes the payout.




I have an old demo of a song of mine that you publish. Can I use it?


Yes, as long as you get a proper license through us. Even though you may have written and performed the song, we still own and control the rights. Technically you cannot use the song, even if it's transferred from an old demo you may be in possession of, for any reason without our permission.




My song/music was used and I haven't been paid. Am I getting ripped off?


The likely answer is "no." If you find your song to have been used, we most likely put it there, and we simply have not received payment on our end yet. Once we do receive it, your disbursement will be included in the next payout period. Depending on what the source is, payments are sometimes very slow to get to us. There is no resrouce or person outside this organization that has accurate information on this, so any questions should come directly to us. That said, if you do find work being used and haven't been paid, we don't mind being informed so we can verify that it's a legitimate instance. There are some actual breaches out there and with thousands of songs and masters, we can't have eyes everywhere, so we do appreciate the diligence of the writers in helping us uncover breaches.




What happens to my payout if you don't have my current contact info?


We are obligated to send any disbursements to the last known address we have on file that was provided in writing. If we send checks out and they come back undeliverable, the funds will be held in escrow until a payee provides updated information. Any expenses associated with our unsuccessful attempts to find writers that are due payouts, such as certified letters, postage, stop payment fees, etc. are subject to collection in the next payout period. Although we make good faith efforts trying to locate artists, in some cases, we haven't had contact with since the 60s or 70s, it is still the responsibility of the artist to update us. This is why it is important that everyone provides updated contact information. It's your money and we can't send it to you unless we know where you are!





Studio

Can I come check out the facility for a tour?


We're not currently offering tours.




I have a recording project. How do I book?


We are currently not taking new outside recording sessions due to a large internal project. The three studios in Connecticut we can confidently recommend are the following (depending on your area): Power Station at Sonalysts Studios The Coffeehouse Recording Studio Carriage House Studios





 

Please be sure and check our FAQs section before submitting your message. Answers to most questions can be found there. Thank you!

Contact Us

Trod Nossel Studios

10 George Street

Wallingford, CT  06492

 

Tel: 203.269.4465

Office Hours by appointment only

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Trod Nossel Productions and Recording Studios   |   10 George Street   |   Wallingford, CT  06492   |   203.269.4465