Guest Cynic Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 All sounding eminently sensible. There are going to be some costs - pressing, booklets and cases, etc - which apply to all in equal measure. Would it be fair to include a limited release MCPS licence within this, taking away the copyright concerns? I think the maximum charge is £250* per 1000 discs. That would mean everyone involved has two bills to pay - one for their share of 1000 discs (which I roughly calculate from my limited experience to be about £70-£80 each), and one for recording/editing such as they are able to arrange themselves. Knowing what income may be achieved from selling 60 discs means participants can decide how much they are willing to spend on recording. I know that locally I can hire decent recording equipment and an hour or so's editing time within about £100, or I can have the engineer there on site for about £200. My experience of shifting 60 copies of a new CD is that it really doesn't take terribly long but then again I was in the fortunate position of having 6 choral societies to sell to. Shall we call forward some names first of all, then talk about programme ideas when we know how many/how long? *Very sorry, but no - not unless the rules have changed. I once had to pay £800 for copyrights for a single CD - and that wasn't a complete copyright programme. The exact calculation I believe (others will correct me) is that anything that counts as copyright is charged for at a rate of 8% per minute of the total sum expected from sales. As to names, I have plenty of outlets for my energies, so don't think I ought to lever myself onto the programme itself but I am very time-rich and provided I can get a bit of petrol money back, I would happily serve as producer/editor/compiler of booklet etc. Sounds fun. I'd also be happy to comment on anyone's proposed selections, although obviously the actual decision has to be with them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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