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how do you bill for digital download?

Hello fellow composers,
A peice of mine is going to be on a recording, and I need to invoice the chorus for mechanical rights royalties. The statutory mechanical royalty rate for CDs and permanent digital downloads is $.091/copy. I know how many CDs they are printing, so I can bill them for that, but I have no idea how to bill them for digital downloads that haven't happened yet. Have any of you had to do this? How did you deal with it?
thanks very much for any light you can shed on this,
Anna
 
Replies (2): Threaded | Chronological
on November 8, 2013 1:38pm
Anna,
 
I usually just bill them for a bulk of 100 (or multiples thereof, if they know how many they expect to sell) downloads, and then if they need to come back for more they can. It's up to them to keep track of sales, so you lose some control there, but it gives you some cash up front for it. This is usually a standard item on my mechanical license along with the physical copies.

Hope this helps!

Tim
on November 8, 2013 6:09pm
Thanks very much, Tim. I'll follow your lead.
Anna
 
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