IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THIS ISSUE SO YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS INVOLVED. AS WE STATE IN OUR LOCATION RECORDING CONTRACT, THIS HAS TO BE HANDLED BY YOU.
IN THE PAST, WE LISTED SEVERAL MEASURES TO SATISFY THE LEGAL ASPECT OF COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE. AS OF 2011, WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH, AND HIGHLY SUGGEST TO VISIT THE SERVICES OF A COMPANY THAT MAKES IT AS EASY AND PAINLESS AS ANYONE OUT THERE!
BEST IN OUR JUDGEMENT, TO HELP YOU EXPEDITE THE ACTION OF OBTAINING PROPER COPYRIGHT PERMISSION. WE SUGGEST YOU CONTACT LIMELIGHT, WHICH CHARGES A MAXIMUM SERVICE FEE OF $15 PER SONG THAT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, AND THEN THE STANDARD $.10 ROYALTY FEE PER SONG PER DISC.
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In the United States, any distributing/selling music (such as artists, labels, school groups, choirs, etc.) is required to secure a mechanical license in advance of distribution. This license allows users to record a song they did not write and distribute it legally.
Limelight is the simplest way for artists to clear cover songs for physical and digital release. Users can clear ANY song and ensure 100% of royalties are paid to publishers and songwriters.
Five Reasons to Use Limelight:
- Allows you to clear ANY cover song
- Licenses never expire
- Volume discounts
- Customer support via chat, email, and phone
- Artists, labels, school groups, church choirs, and other users from over 78 countries and all 50 U.S. states trust Limelight!
Here is the link you can provide them with: http://www.songclearance.com/affiliate/blasingame
AT THE RECORDING SESSION/CONCERT, WE NEED A COPY OF YOUR PROGRAM BOTH IN PRINT AND ON A FLOPPY OR CD (TO EXTRACT MUSICIAN INFORMATION FOR CD JACKET) OR EMAILED ATTACHED PROGRAM TO: firstname.lastname@example.org .