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recording for charity

GUEST,Stephanie 01 Nov 11 - 12:50 PM
Howard Jones 01 Nov 11 - 03:34 PM
GUEST,mg 01 Nov 11 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,mg 01 Nov 11 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,999 01 Nov 11 - 05:49 PM
Arthur_itus 02 Nov 11 - 06:02 AM
Howard Jones 02 Nov 11 - 03:19 PM
Arthur_itus 02 Nov 11 - 03:36 PM
Arthur_itus 02 Nov 11 - 03:59 PM
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Subject: recording for charity
From: GUEST,Stephanie
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 12:50 PM

Hi

I wonder if you could help me, a few years ago an epilepsy consultant suggested I put my favourite tunes down on CD as I had been on life support 5 times and he said that if I lost my memory completley it would help recover it. Then I though, hey why don't I put them on CD AND see if I could sell some for an animal rescue centre whom we foster for...... They are all folk songs and we are not going to make a penny personally but who do I approach regarding performing rights as I would not like to upset anyone.

Thank you for your help

Steph


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: Howard Jones
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 03:34 PM

Where are you? In the UK you should contact MCPS

They have a fixed rate for short-run productions (less than 1000 units). However you will only pay royalties on pieces which are copyright, so traditional songs, arranged by you, should be OK. Nevertheless, even if they're all non-copyright with nothing to pay, you're still supposed to make a return to MCPS and get a certificate from them.

No doubt the copyright organisations in other countries have similar arrangements.


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 04:17 PM

It sounds like a great idea...especially if you had a few songs about the animals..or even a whole CD..of course that is probably a different CD entirely than what you were suggesting..but there are so many people who love cats, dogs, rabbits..and need a memorial too when they die or they have to give them up...they would make great presents to give animal lovers.

Let me think of any osngs...probably not some of them out there...like somebody's Moggy. But there must be lots..

Old dog shep?
Old Blue?
Cat came back?



Probably some about horses...

At least one about a little Kerry cow..


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 05:01 PM

here is about bereavement counseling

http://news.wsu.edu/Pages/Publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=28465&PageID=


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 05:49 PM

Excellent advice from Howard, Steph.


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 06:02 AM

Stephanie
I have done 3 Cd's for charity in the UK. http://www.yellowbellies.me.uk/yellowbellies_3_cd.html

Becuase it is for charity and if it is a small batch 1.e. no more than 1000, you can make a one off payment and you do not have to provide info to MCPS. It is called a limited Manufacturing Licence.
If you look at this link and read and scroll down to the payments to see how much you might have to pay depending on the quantity you think you can sell. I did 250, but haven't produced that quantity yet. The columns for pricing that you need to look at are MCPS only rates. There are 2 columns under this. CD's less than 25 minutes and Cd's longer than 25 minutes. If you decide that this is what you want, and do it online, just make sure that you take the right option. Make sure that you are not asking for MCPS - PPL joint rates, but MCPS only rates.

http://www.prsformusic.com/users/recordedmedia/cdsandvinyl/Pages/LimitedManufactureLicence(LM).aspx

I hope that helps a bit.


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: Howard Jones
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 03:19 PM

Before you go down the Limited Manufacturing Licence, it's worth checking what royalties are actually due. If any of the songs aren't copyright, you won't pay royalties on that track.

The Limited Manufacturing Licence is worthwhile if all the songs are copyright, but if they're not then if you work it out first you might find you can pay less.


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 03:36 PM

Agreed howard, thats why I said "If you decide that this is what you want" It may well be cheaper, pricing each song.

In my case there were 21 songs and most of them were copyright. What is invaluable in such cases, you can put any song on without having to get permission from the artists, although I did do that out of respect. A couple of the songs were a problem, so I just went ahead with those.


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Subject: RE: recording for charity
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 03:59 PM

*Howard


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