|I'D LIKE TO PLAY ONE OF DEBORAH'S SONGS ON MY CD - WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?|
order to include one of Deborah's compositions on a recording, you need
to get written permission in the form of a mechanical license. You need
to do this before you have the CD duplicated. The best way to do that
is to go to the "Harry Fox Agency"
An agency called the Harry Fox Agency handles all of Deborah's mechanical licenses. Just visit Harry Fox online at www.harryfox.com. From what we've been told, obtaining a license is very easy and not expensive.
|WHAT IF THE SONG I WANT TO RECORD ISN'T REGISTERED WITH THE HARRY FOX AGENCY?|
|Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which song you need to license. We should be able to get it registered within a week or two. If necessary we can give you temporary permission. But please only use this temporary permission as a last resort -- it's better to start preparations for getting mechanical licenses long in advance, otherwise your production dates could be delayed. All reputable CD duplication houses will refuse to duplicate your CD until you have mechanical licenses for all the songs.|
|HOW MUCH DOES A MECHANICAL LICENSE COST?|
Currently (2005) it costs about $85 per 1000 CDs for each song 5 min long (or shorter). Every time you press another 1000 CDs you need to get another license (unless you initially get a license for a larger number of CDs). Here's the breakdown in official language:
For the period
January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005 the statutory mechanical royalty
rate is as follows: