A nice article written by someone from the Harry Fox agency describing the basic concepts pretty well.
If you know the copyright owner personally (a friend of yours, for example), you can write up a basic mechanical license between you and sign. Continue reading “Examples of a basic mechanical license”
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ22.pdfÂ (Copyright Office circular 22)
Do not assume that an old piece of music is in the public domain and not subject to copyright. Continue reading “Public Domain”
Recording someone else’s song (Covers). Continue reading “Mechanical Licenses”
Questions you will need to answer Continue reading “Project Checklist”
Instructions included on page 2 in file.
This form is an interactive PDF, which means you can save it to your computer, fill it out, save it, print it. You will need Acrobat Reader 8 or higher. Reader can be downloaded for FREE at http://www.adobe.com.
Completing the Fillable Form
- Download the form using the link above. Your web browser may be configured with an Acrobat plug-in to automatically open the file within your browsers window upon download. To download the file directly to your computer or to a disk, right click on the link, then select “save link as” or “save target as” from the dropdown options. Make a note of the location on your drive and the name of the file being saved so you can locate it later.
- open the file using Acrobat Reader.
- Position the cursor inside a form field and click. The I-beam pointer allows you to type text. The arrow pointer allows you to select a field, a check box, a radio button, or an item from a list.
- Enter your text and press Tab or use your mouse to click on the next form field.
- SAVE AS – Name the file with your Artist name – project title – Release number – IPR form. (Example: “The Beatles – Abbey Road – AB220 – IPR Form”)