Digital downloads

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Spaniels Ears, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Spaniels Ears

    Spaniels Ears Member

    I'm keen to understand the do's and dont's on recordings .....couple of question to those who have done recordings:

    - is putting a cd on iTunes expensive? I'm presume a % of each sale as aposed to one off fee
    - if I created a download capability on the band website like amazon/iTunes does copyright come into play?

    the world is digital now so want to make it easy to purchase our recording as well as hard CDs,

    thanks for any advice
  2. fsteers

    fsteers Member

    You'll need to obtain a mechanical license for each piece you intend to record (technically, you need to have the license before you make the recording) and you'll need to pay royalties on every CD/track (8% of gross revenue per track, minimum £0.04 per download, for digital distribution; 8.5% of the publisher dealer price, ex VAT and other taxes, for CDs and other physical media).