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Clara Bellino @ Austin Winery

The Austin Winery, 440 East Saint Elmo Road, A1, , Austin, TX 78745

Texas Indie Fest and SXSW 2020 Canceled. Note from founder of Texas Indie Fest - Jeff Popka:

It is with a heavy heart that I must now officially announce the cancellation of Texas Indie Fest 2020. I have just been able to contact all the artists and venues which actually broke my heart. I know what this means to ALL involved. However, some things are larger than us. Austin is an amazing community and will be fine. I know some smaller events can continue on but we were over the threshold as set forth by the City of Austin and Travis County with their emergency declarations. The requirements for an Infectious Disease Mitigation Plan effectively sealed our fate. Austin we will see you again. #RIPSXSW2020


Clara Bellino @ The Lost Church - December 8th! - 3:30 PM

The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco, NJ

Doors open at 3:30pm. First set kicks off at 4:15pm.  Purchase Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/Clara_Donovan_Dec8 Performances by Clara Bellino and Donovan Plant

Advanced: $15 | Day of Show: $20


Clara Bellino @ Viento y Agua Coffee House

Viento y Agua, 4007 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

Every Thursday Viento is proud to host one the finest Open Mics in Long Beach. Starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm. Alyssandra Nighswonger and Dana Benedict switch off every week hosting. Both are local Long Beach musicians and are extremely passionate about the local talent. At the end of the night a vote is held for the favorite performer of the night. This year there will be an Open Mic Champion Showcase to feature the amazing local talent. Hope to see you there on September 19th to put in a vote for me!   

Viento y Agua Coffee House 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814



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 "Your Soulful Music and Poetry Deeply Inspires, Profoundly Impacts and Energizes my Spirit! Thank you Clara, I am beholden to you! - Love, John Vigil

 “I love the way Clara's creativity, quirkiness and positivity shine through in everything she does. This album is a wonderful expression of her talents as a musician, a songwriter, and an acutely conscious human being. - Lincoln Adler

 "Clara, your new music blew our minds!!!" - Jan and Stephen Wilson-Pavlik


"...a true artist will always challenge the listener with something new and fresh, as you have done." - Dennis Loren, Poster Artist


I was enchanted - M. B.


Thank you for sharing your magic. I love the voice...the humour...the skill - F.S.B.


Your music has echoes of some of the things I love in Burt Bacharach's music - L.T.


Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent and contagious joy with us - B.

Five Questions with Musician Clara Bellino by Copyright Alliance May 18, 2017 This week we would like you to meet one of our Individual Creator Members, musician Clara Bellino. 1. What was the inspiration behind becoming a musician? What do you enjoy most about the creative process? I have a clear visual image as well as recollection of the feeling I had at age 3 when listening to what was coming out of the speakers in our living room: I realized that music had the power to transform my experience of the moment and transport me elsewhere. At 7 when asked what I wanted to do with my time I said I wanted to play music and start with the piano. What I enjoy most about the creative process is setting words to music and finding a melody that sticks. 2. What do you think is the biggest misconception about your line of work? I don’t know what the biggest misconception is, but the one that bugs me the most is the idea that being an artist and making music does not deserve compensation like any other job. There is this idea that writing music is more of a hobby that makes life enjoyable and that artists are forever on vacation. I am grateful for any talents I have, and believe that being an artist is a calling that won’t let go of you. Like any other passion though, it takes dedication and sacrifices to see the light of day, and what is created has value. 3. When did you first become aware of copyright and why? I first became aware of copyright in 1992 when I was asked to contribute songs to a film I had the lead role in. I played a singer on her way to Japan. We recorded a song I had already written, I wrote a new song that was based on the experience of my character, and I co-wrote a song with the musical producer of the film, I wrote the lyrics, he wrote the music. I was informed by the director of the film that for my songs to be included in the feature I needed to copyright them and affiliate myself with a Performing Rights Organization, as well as start my own publishing company. 4. Have you experienced copyright infringement and if so how has it affected you personally and financially? Yes I have. The first time was through a local online company that had an app that facilitated video editing. They also offered a whole database of songs they claimed to have the right to use so their clients could add music to their videos. One of my albums unbeknownst to me was there. I found that out because a young lady had chosen one of my songs to accompany a video of a soap opera star she had a crush on. I didn’t think my song was particularly suited to…the visuals. I first contacted the young lady, who refused to believe I was the writer, even though my name was in my e-mail…I eventually managed to have the site remove my titles. I then became aware of many online addresses monetizing my songs, some as ringtones.. For a while once a month I scheduled contacting companies that monetize my music without my permission, and would send them my attorney’s letter. And found out that not only they acted like they didn’t have to prove that they had the right to use my songs, they asked me to prove I was the rights holder. If I managed to get someone on the phone, they rarely felt under any obligation to address me or didn’t understand why I had a problem, or acted as if they didn’t. How has it affected me? Personally: I don’t have the time to contact all these sites. I have decided to build my own tribe of supporters, patrons who support the arts, and are happy to pay me for my compositions. I’m not buying into the “Exposure” model, you can die from exposure! Financially: it’s hard to say, except that my royalties have taken a nose-dive over the years. It has become more challenging to make money from the sale of my music. I was able to reimburse the cost of my 2006 release by selling 10,000 or so hard copies of it over a little more than a year. That was not possible for my 2012 release, which I am almost done paying off. We ran a successful crowd funding campaign in 2015 which so far has covered the recording of half of the songs for my upcoming 2017 release. Clearly if someone I don’t know can get my songs for free, or as part of thousands included in a small subscription fee..that compensation isn’t coming to me. So I’m building my own economy. 5. If there was one aspect of the copyright law that you could change, what would that be and how would you change it? I would like each digital version of each of my songs to have an assigned code embedded, that moves forward by one number each time it is bought. Any buyer could play that song for anyone they chose but their unique code would be non transferrable. For use in films or broadcast, the code would come with a possibility of renewal, but expire after a certain time or number of listens. I would set my price, and it would be my prerogative and/or problem if I priced myself out of the market. I like the analogy that my songs are like cakes. When a baker bakes a cake, to eat his or her cake you have to go to his or her shop and buy the cake. One last note: though I am a part of, and support and respect the work of “The Content Creators Coalition”, I resent the term: “Content Creator”. I don’t wake up each morning, or go to sleep dreaming: “Let me create some content”. I wake up or go to sleep dreaming I will write my best song ever. “Content Creator” is so clinical, cold and technological…no matter what art form it refers to. Clara BellinoMusician ” - Copyright Alliance

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