To record a song TCC represents on an audio product, such as a compact disc or cassette, you must request a Mechanical License.
 
Please note there is a minimum of 500 total copies per song for Mechanical Licenses.
 
Rates: The mechanical royalty rates for projects released from 2006 to present are:
  • Songs 5 minutes or less in length (song timing): $.091 per copy
    (example: timing is 4:15, the rate is $.091 x 500 copies = $45.50)
  • Songs over 5 minutes: $.0175 per minute ( round to next minute) per copy (example: timing is 5:15, the rate is $.0175 x 6 = $.105 x 500 copies = $52.50)
 
Translations: If you wish to use a song in a language other than English, you must submit your translation and the transliteration (literal translation back into English) for approval. All rights to any translation will be owned by the copyright owner(s) of the song.
 
   
Medleys: If you wish to record a medley of songs, you must request permission for each individual song. Contact each publisher for permission.
 
Note:  for rehearsal tapes/cds you must request a
 

 

MECHANICAL LICENSE REQUEST FORM

To make an audio recording on compact disc or cassette...
(not for rehearsal purposes)

*denotes a required field

THE
COPYRIGHT
COMPANY.
Date*
Name license should be issued to*
Your name if different from above
Mailing address*
City*
State/Province*
Zip/Postal code*
Country (if outside the US)
Phone number* - -
Fax number - -
Email address*
Note: If you wish to use a medley of songs, you must request permission for each individual song. Contact each publisher for permission.
1) Song title*
2) Songwriter(s)*
3) Arranger(s) if applicable
4) Publisher(s) (copyright owner(s) of song)*
5) Copyright year of song (from copyright notice for song, not source product)
The following information is about your project --- all requested information must be provided:
6) Compact Disc (if this does not apply, enter "0" for quantity)

Quantity to manufacture* Product # Retail
7) Cassettes (if this does not apply, enter "0" for quantity)

Quantity to manufacture* Product # Retail
8) Your release date*
9) Playing time of song (min/sec)* :
10) Your artist name*
11) Title of your project*
12) Number of songs on your project
13) Number of copyrighted songs on your project

14)  Type of accompaniment you will use for the above requested song*

Own musicians A Cappella Accompaniment trax **

**Note --- The use of an accompaniment trax may be denied.
**If you selected "accompaniment trax," you must provide the following:
Name of the record label that released the trax
Copyright year for the trax (P)
Product number for the trax
Product title
Number of cuts (tracks) on your project
15) Additional information/comments
 
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