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How Our Prices are Calculated
Our prices include the royalties for the copyright holder plus a fee for our services. There are no additional charges. Each format requires a separate license and we have to charge our fee for each license processed.
Format Royalty Rate Plus Our Fee Equals Total Cost These Special Cases
Cost a Bit More
CDs, Digital Downloads,
Any other audio-only physical format
$.091 x (# of copies made) $15.00 or less Depends on How Many
Copies you Make
Orders over 2,500 units require custom licensing. Actual price will vary. Contact us for details.
Ringtones $.24 x (# of copies made) $15.00 or less Depends on How Many
Copies you Make
Interactive Audio Streams $.01 x (# of copies made) $15.00 or less Depends on How Many
Copies you Make
Orders over 10,000 units require custom licensing. Actual price will vary. Contact us for details.

Royalties
Royalty rates determine how much money goes to the copyright holder. These are set by the federal government. The entire amount goes to the copyright holder and we don't make money off this. Currently, the statutory mechanical royalty rate is as follows:
  9.10 Cents for songs 5 minutes or less
  or
  1.75 Cents per minute or fraction thereof over 5 minutes.
 
  For example:
5:01 to 6:00 = $.105 (6 x $.0175 = $.105)
6:01 to 7:00 = $.1225 (7 x $.0175 = $.1225)
7:01 to 8:00 = $.14 (8 x $.0175 = $.14)

Our Fee
Our fee starts at $14.99 for one song. You automatically save money when you license multiple songs.
Number of Songs
Licensed
Our Fee Automatic Savings
Per Song
1-5 $14.99 $0.00
6-10 $13.99 $1.00
11-20 $12.99 $2.00
21-50 $11.99 $3.00
51-100 $10.99 $4.00
100+ $9.99 $5.00

Custom Licensing Pricing
All of the pricing above applies to new versions of existing songs (cover songs) for audio-only products (CDs, Digital Downloads, Streams). If you need licensing for video (Film, DVD, YouTube, Corporate, Web), use of existing recordings (sampling / background tracks), new sheet music arrangements, or any other custom licensing solution, the process is a bit more complex. Pricing varies depending on the project. If you have custom licensing needs, please check out our Custom Licensing Assistance and Handling service, or contact us.
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