COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTICE
FEDERAL LAW PROVIDES SEVERE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXHIBITION OF COPYRIGHTED WORKS.

CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI AND MAY CONSTITUTE A FELONY WITH A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND/OR A $250,000.00 FINE.
 
If you are not the person who wrote the music and/or words of the song you wish to record and publish for resale, then you must obtain a license from the copyright owner(s) to record and publish the song in question. You should take the following action:

1. Contact the copyright owner if you know and explain the purpose for the recording and selling his copyrighted work -- you might be able to work out an agreed royalty rate per song which may be cheaper than obtaining a "compulsory license".

2. If you do not know the copyright owner, then you can call one or more of the following companies to obtain this information:

a) Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) (212) 586-2000, or visit their website at www.bmi.com;

b) American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) (212) 621-6160;

c) The Harry Fox Agency, (212) 370-5330, or visit their website at www.nmpa.org;

d) the Gospel Music Association, (615) 242-0303; and/or

e) the Country Music Association, (615) 244-2840.

3. If the copyright owner will not give you a license, then you have the right to obtain a "compulsory license" and pay a statutorily established royalty (currently this is 8 cents per song of 5 minutes or less; each additional minute adds 1.55 cents per song).

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY; YOU SHOULD OBTAIN LEGAL COUNSEL IF YOU INTEND TO PUBLISH AND SELL MUSIC, WHETHER YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE ELSE'S. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE!!!


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