Composer needing royalties advice
Date: December 28, 2013
Hi there, would appreciate any help please. My wife has written a few compositions and is now being asked about the written music and also permissions for recording (from choirs). Having had a look at the copyright and publishing minefield it is all somewhat daunting. We have decided not to go down the get-a-publisher route. Can someone give a few simple answers to a couple of questions please?
Would someone who ordered sheet music be ok with Sibelius formatted sheets?
What might one charge (I know it's not much usually), and does one charge for each copy (eg if a choir of twenty are singing it)?
Is the pricing similar if we just sent a download option?
And finally, how might we charge a choir that wants to record a song? Let’s say they will make a thousand CDs.
Not looking for the finer details here really, but hoping for a few pointers from someone who has been round this block before. Would be really appreciated. I should perhaps add that we are not looking to be too restrictive in terms of cost or permissions (as it obviously very nice to see other people using the stuff) but at the same time we don't want to undervalue it by throwing it out too freely! We are in the UK. Any help really appreciated ;)
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