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MAKING A SOUND RECORDING OF AN ARRANGEMENT FROM studioDH
If a group or individual makes a sound recording of a studioDH arrangement, whether for a CD, an uploaded file on the internet, a digital download (ex: via iTunes, Amazon.com, etc.), whether for sale or not for sale, including learning tracks, then said group must request a compulsory license (mechanical or synchronization) for reproducing the sound recording (audio and/or video). A Digital Phonorecords Delivery (DPD) is also known as a Digital Download. If you wish to distribute a Digital Download from from example iTunes and/or Amazon.com, whether for sale or not for sale, you are required to pay a mechanical licensing fee. If you wish to reproduce and/or distribute learning tracks (CD or digital downloads), whether for sale or not for sale, you are required to pay a mechanical licensing fee. If you reproduce a video with sound recording, you are required to pay a synchronization license. Licenses are paid to the copyright holders or organizations who represent licensing for the copyright holders.
FINDING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER
Look at the bottom of page one on the sheet music to find the copyright holder of the arrangement.
If it is © David Harrington, then you will pay licensing fees directly to David Harrington. If it is NOT © David Harrington, then you will need to find out who handles the licensing for the copyright holder of that song. In many cases, Harry Fox Agency will represent the copyright holder for sound recordings. However, this is not always the case.
REQUESTING A LICENSE FROM studioDH
To request a license for recording arrangements to which David Harrington is the copyright holder, (see complete list of © David Harrington Works by scrolling down on this page), email studioDH with your request.
In your request, be sure to include the following information:
- Name of the recording
- Name of the recording artist(s)
- Name of recording label (if applicable)
- Date of recording release (month and year)
- Type of recording license being requested: mechanical (audio) or synchronization (sound video)
- Intended use of the recording.
- Number of units (CD, DVD, etc.) that will be reproduced. Not to be confused with how many will be sold. Rather, exactly how many are being produced. If this is for digital downloads, reference which websites will be distributing the digital downloads (include website addresses).
You will receive a response from studioDH with the pertinent information for obtaining your requested license.
MECHANICAL LICENSING RATE
The current mechanical (audio) licensing rate is $.091 (9.1 cents) per unit reproduced/downloaded (under 5 min. in length). Email studioDH to inquire about video synchronization and other rates.
LIST OF ARRANGEMENTS BY DAVID HARRINGTON FOR WHICH DAVID HARRINGTON IS THE © COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND (within Strike Up The Band/Alexander’s Ragtime Band Medley)