CopyClear will complete all the research and filing requests and manage all the correspondence and royalty payments to the publishers for a one-time fee to the client of $139.95 for up to ten songs on a single audio CD project. Songs beyond the initial ten are $5.00 each. We ask for our fee up front and then invoice you one time for the royalties due to the copyright owners (detailed below).
The current rate set by the US Copyright Office for mechanical licensing is 9.1 cents per song per copy recorded if the song is five minutes or less in length, or 1.75 cents per minute for each recorded song that is longer than five minutes.
Processing fees from the publishers may be added to the license rates.
There is no royalty structure set by the US Copyright Office for synchronization and master use licenses, so we accept these requests on a case-by-case basis. Obtaining these licenses can be difficult, time consuming, and sometimes have disappointing results.
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