Press release: Legacy Productions Inc. Launches Mechanical Music
Licensing Service, Competes With Harry Fox Agency
Tuesday September 4, 7:47 am ET
Minneapolis, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For musicians who want to legally
distribute their recordings of songs written by someone else, the
complicated process of getting licenses to do so will soon get easier.
That's because Legacy Productions has launched easySongLicensing.com,
a full-service business that helps recording artists get mechanical
music licenses. Mechanical licenses pay royalties to composers for
the right to make audio recordings of their songs for distribution.
"We saw a need to help musicians with the licensing process. Some
musicians get overwhelmed with the idea of negotiating with publishers.
Others do not know where to start. We handle everything for our
customers from start to finish and they can speak with a person over
the phone," said Mark Meikle, President of Legacy Productions.
EasySongLicensing.com will compete with The Harry Fox Agency's online
licensing service, Songfile.com. Both services charge a flat fee per
song that includes the royalties that go to the copyright holders. The
price per song varies with the number of units that will be distributed
and can range from $29.95 for a fifty-unit license to $69.95 for
a 500-unit license.
Small-quantity licenses acquired through easySongLicensing.com cost
less than Songfile.com licenses because The Harry Fox Agency charges
for a minimum of 250 units and easySongLicensing.com issues licenses
for as few as 50 units. In higher quantities Songfile.com licenses are
Songfile.com offers an online search and same-day mechanical licenses
delivered electronically. EasySongLicensing.com licenses are processed
by hand and can take up to seven business days to be delivered. The
advantage of easySongLicensing.com's full-service licensing is that
customers speak with a person and any song can be licensed, whereas
Songfile.com's database is limited.
Legacy Productions gained music licensing expertise while producing CDs
for churches, schools, and independent artists that distribute only
50-500 CDs with each release. Meikle believes it is important for even
small artists to distribute legally.
"Right now the industry is on edge," said Meikle. "The big record
labels and publishers are cracking down on people who distribute music
illegally. We built easySongLicensing.com to help musicians understand
music licensing and distribute their recordings legally," Meikle said.
Musicians can request a free song search, learn more about the
copyright law, and buy licenses online at http://easysonglicensing.com/