How to navigate copyright permissions for a CD by a small a cappella group?
August 2, 2011 8:28 PM Subscribe
My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD.
posted by palliser to media & arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in a 7-person a cappella singing group in Pennsylvania, and we're recording our first CD. Several of the songs are still protected by copyright. So basically these are a cappella covers of mostly still-copyrighted songs. (We do our own arrangements.) We'll probably sell a few hundred copies.
What do we need to do before selling the CD? Assume we would like to be thorough and above-board but also don't have a whole lot of money to throw at this problem. Also assume I know nothing about this topic. Thanks!