Thank you for this most thorough summary. Regarding the mechanical
license, I recently came across this at http://www.gordonbok.com/ :
> It has come to our attention that several musicians wanting to record songs composed by Gordon Bok have received mechanical licenses from agencies not associated with Timberhead Music LLC, the sole agency representing him. All of Gordon’s songs are copyrighted and registered with Timberhead Music and only Timberhead Music can legally license recordings of them. Please be advised that any other agency claiming to have the authority to issue mechanical licenses does not in fact have that authority. All permission requests need to be directed to Timberhead in order to be legal. We all want to do the right thing, so please respect copyright procedures.
On 2017-05-25 12:50 AM, Paul Jackson wrote:
> There is also the issue of Compulsory licensing. Use of recorded sound
> for copying. This is known in the industry as a MECHANICAL LICENSE. The
> Harry Fox Agency handles this. Bands and orchestras can make copies of
> their public performances and sell them by paying a standard fee via
> HFA, or by paying a set amount, usually $25 to each of the publishers of
> the music involved in order to record their performances and sell the
> short runs of discs. One can learn more at their site:
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