MAKING A SOUND RECORDING OF AN ARRANGEMENT
If a group or individual makes a sound recording of a David Harrington arrangement, whether for a physical (ex: CD) or digital (ex: mp3) phonorecord, whether for sale or not for sale, then said group must pay a compulsory license to the copyright holder of the arrangement for duplicating & distributing the sound recording.
CURRENT MECHANICAL LICENSING RATE
The current mechanical (audio) licensing rate for use of nondramatic musical works in the making and distributing of physical and digital phonorecords is 12 cents per track or 2.31 cents/minute whichever is larger. [§ 385.11 Royalty rates. (a) Physical phonorecords and Permanent Downloads —(1) 2023 rate. For the year 2023, for every physical phonorecord and Permanent Download the Licensee makes and distributes or authorizes to be made and distributed, the royalty rate payable for each work embodied in the phonorecord or Permanent Download shall be either 12.0 cents or 2.31 cents per minute of playing time or fraction thereof, whichever amount is larger.]
NOTE: If your recording is going to be distributed as a Digital Download via iTunes and/or Amazon.com, those companies will handle the distribution of the mechanical licensing fee when you provide the arrangement copyright information.
FINDING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER
Look at the bottom of page one on the sheet music to find the copyright holder of the arrangement.
NOTE: Songs published in 1927 or earlier are currently in the public domain and therefore arrangements of those songs are now owned by the arranger. Since the arranger is the copyright owner of that arrangement, licensing fees are to be paid directly to the arranger.
LIST OF ARRANGEMENTS BY DAVID HARRINGTON FOR WHICH DAVID HARRINGTON IS THE © COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF THE ARRANGEMENT.
REQUESTING A LICENSE FROM studioDH
To request a license for recording and duplicating arrangements to which David Harrington is the copyright holder, please 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.
Email studioDH to inquire about video synchronization and other rates.