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Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby lovesexy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 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
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Scramble » Tue Dec 04, 2012 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).
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby lovesexy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:37 pm

Ok, thanks. Do I have to provide the radio stations with anything special in order to receive the right PRS?
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby feline1 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:14 pm

lovesexy wrote: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. :D
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Scramble » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:34 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).
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby shufflebeat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:13 pm

feline1 wrote:
lovesexy wrote: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. :D

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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Madman_Greg » Wed Dec 05, 2012 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.....

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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Scramble » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:55 am

You can just make it up.
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Madman_Greg » Fri Dec 07, 2012 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
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Re: Releasing a single on bandcamp

Postby Scramble » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 am

Recent (inconclusive) tax discussion here.
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