The cost boils down to two buckets: our fee, and the royalties owed to the rights holder of the song that you’re covering.
We charge $12 for each song that you submit to license through us for physical formats and digital downloads. It doesn’t matter how many formats you choose… our fee is twelve bucks.
Royalties owed are calculated by copyright law, and depend on the quantity of each format you select to license. This is your variable cost for your license.
Royalty rates for compulsory mechanical licenses have been set by the federal government. These royalties go directly to the copyright holder.
Statutory mechanical licensing rates as of 2023 are:
|SONG LENGTH||ROYALTY RATE|
|0:01 – 5:00||$0.12 x # of copies|
|5:01 – 6:00||$0.1386 x # of copies|
|6:01 – 7:00||$0.1617 x # of copies|
|7:01 – 8:00||$0.1848 x # of copies|
|8:01 – 9:00||$0.2079 x # of copies|
|9:01 – 10:00||$0.231 x # of copies|