The government's UK copyright law site outlines the IPO and Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the principal legislation covering intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the work to which it applies.

Main Forums >> Music Business
        Print Thread

Pages: 1
lovesexy



Joined: 09/03/07
Posts: 259
Releasing a single on bandcamp
      #1022257 - 04/12/12 11:14 AM
Hi all

I've decided to release my 2nd album on bandcamp instead of going through a label this time.

I'm new to self releasing...what do I have to do to ensure I receive the royalties when played on radio etc. Obviously I'll register the song with PRS but just wondered if I need any codes etc...

Thanks for any help


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Scramble
active member


Joined: 11/09/02
Posts: 2213
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: lovesexy]
      #1022258 - 04/12/12 11:20 AM
ISRC codes, contact PPL to get them:
url=http://www.ppluk.com/]PPL[/url]

The codes need to be embedded in the audio files. A mastering engineer can do this, as can some mastering-style software (eg. Wavelab 7).


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
lovesexy



Joined: 09/03/07
Posts: 259
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: lovesexy]
      #1022295 - 04/12/12 01:37 PM
Ok, thanks. Do I have to provide the radio stations with anything special in order to receive the right PRS?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
feline1
active member


Joined: 23/06/03
Posts: 4371
Loc: Brighton, UK
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: lovesexy]
      #1022310 - 04/12/12 02:14 PM
Quote lovesexy:

Ok, thanks. Do I have to provide the radio stations with anything special in order to receive the right PRS?




Yeah, just tell them you're Adele.

--------------------
~~~ A weasel hath not such a deal of spleen as you are tossed with! www.feline1.co.uk ~~~


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Scramble
active member


Joined: 11/09/02
Posts: 2213
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: lovesexy]
      #1022316 - 04/12/12 02:34 PM
Nope, you don't have to tell the radio station anything (except for what Feline says).

You should join PPL as well as PRS if you really think you're going to get played a lot on the radio. They deal with performance royalties (as opposed to songwriting royalties, which is PRS).

Note that you don't have to join PPL to get the ISRC codes, and they will send them to you quickly once you ask. (Or, rather, they will send you a code for your 'label', which you then use to construct your own code for each track).

Edited by Scramble (04/12/12 02:37 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
shufflebeat



Joined: 09/12/07
Posts: 3289
Loc: Manchester, UK
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: feline1]
      #1022351 - 04/12/12 06:13 PM
Quote feline1:

Quote lovesexy:

Ok, thanks. Do I have to provide the radio stations with anything special in order to receive the right PRS?




Yeah, just tell them you're Adele.




(8^D

--------------------
Onward and outward


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Madman_Greg



Joined: 07/12/06
Posts: 729
Loc: The back of beyond
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: shufflebeat]
      #1022406 - 05/12/12 12:58 AM


Can I hijack slightly

When you set up your label, can you just make that up, or does it have to be registered company etc.....

Thanks

--------------------
Madman_Greg


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Scramble
active member


Joined: 11/09/02
Posts: 2213
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: Madman_Greg]
      #1022415 - 05/12/12 05:55 AM
You can just make it up.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Madman_Greg



Joined: 07/12/06
Posts: 729
Loc: The back of beyond
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: Scramble]
      #1022892 - 07/12/12 12:41 AM


So what happens tax wise, assuming you make any sales ?

Does it not have to be a registered company or something this.

Or is it related to an individual and therefore covered / included in their individual tax position

--------------------
Madman_Greg


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Scramble
active member


Joined: 11/09/02
Posts: 2213
Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp new [Re: Madman_Greg]
      #1022930 - 07/12/12 09:46 AM
Recent (inconclusive) tax discussion here.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Pages: 1

Rate this thread

Jump to

Extra Information
0 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Forum Admin, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor,  
Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled
Rating:
Thread views: 3563

November 2014
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the
SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for November 2014
DAW Tips from SOS

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media