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Re: Advice on starting your own record label
      02/04/12 03:40 PM
Of all the dozens of unsigned bands and music peeps around the land that I've known, pressing up small runs (50, 100, 200...) of their CDs (I say "pressing" - I mean "burning"), I've never known any duplicator give two hoots about MCPS forms. If you're getting a big load glass mastered then maybe, yes...

Regarding MCPS having to register you as a label before you can get licenses - well, they do have an "account" for you if you have purchased licenses... I think maybe it's only if you're submitting the data via PPL that you have to agree with them up front that you will be submitting data by "registering" with them....
Put it this way - more than one label I know eagerly joined PPL, submitted their first release via the PPL CatCo system, and ticked the appropriate boxes expecting MCPS to send them an AP2 license automatically..... only for none to arrive..(cue much worrying that the CD duplicator would be cross and refuse to press their discs ... but as noted above, they didn't care!) .... anyways, when the label rang up MCPS to chase the license, were told "oh you have to set up an account first before submitting via CatCo will work" /much facepalming ensued/
Quite why MCPS could contact the label to get this sorted, I do not know.

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By 'complicated' I meant that you have to pay royalties in advance for every pressing, but I'm glad to hear that it isn't too much more taxing than that. (You also have to tell them what the price of the record is -- what happens if you change this?)




lol Well you are thinking too logically. MCPS will of course never check your retail prices... unless very pedantic songwriter insists on an audit of the whole pressing and everything... in which case it will doubtless be referred yet again to Aleisha in the Faffing Around team, who, if she takes enough years to not sort it out, will then go "lol sorry, we can only backdate things by 5 years so it's too late now!"

Note if you are a BIG LABEL, you can get an AP1 license, which means you don't pay up front when you press discs, but instead account to MCPS quarterly on your sales.

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