What should I negotiate for the use of my song?
June 19, 2008 9:56 PM Subscribe
What should I negotiate for the use of my song on a compilation?
posted by ludwig_van to media & arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have another
licensing question. A (presumably small) Japanese record label wants to put one of my tracks on a compilation. They'll print 1000 copies at first which will be mostly distributed in Japan but some in the US. They will also sell the compilation on iTunes. They said the license is non-exclusive, the territory is world-wide, and they offered me 5 free samples and $150.
I thought that sounded pretty good, but I was thinking I should stipulate that this license is only for the 1000-copy run and we'd have to re-negotiate if they did another run, and that I should get a percentage of the iTunes sales. But then I was thinking maybe I should say no to the iTunes part together, since I already sell the song on iTunes myself, and why would I want them selling the same track there?
Does that make sense? Is there anything else I'm not thinking of?