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Thread #33564   Message #563383
Posted By: Cappuccino
02-Oct-01 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Copyrights on 'older' songs...?
Subject: RE: Copyrights on 'older' songs...?
May I offer a suggestion for anyone recording from England - I've found it very useful. If you are producing a limited-edition recording, which I *think* is a thousand copies or less (I never go anywhere near that high!!!) then the MCPS will sell you a 'limited-availability product licence' which gets you out of a lot of the paperwork associated with copyright on musical recordings.

It covers, for example, such useful categories as 'local interest', 'charity', and 'recordings of amateur performers for limited local sale'. The fees depend on the numbers pressed and the duration in minutes - the licence can be as low as 17 sterling.

Visit www.mcps.co.uk, or call 0207 306 4546.

Best wishes, all - Ian B