#1
Ok so I started a band like last weekend i think. We recorded a lil diddy that we wrote on protools. So long story short, some guy in new york wants to liscence our song. How do we go about doing this? What should we include in the contract? Is it worth it to liscence the song (we were never going to play live anyways, cuz this is just a side project from my other band)?

thanks
#2
if you guys don't even play shows etc etc etc

I'd say it's a scam.

Edit: not to mention I didn't even know you could license songs.
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#4
no i mean liscensed. Like since were only 15 and cant rly get signed that easily, a signed band is buying our song to use on their album.
#5
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no i mean liscensed. Like since were only 15 and cant rly get signed that easily, a signed band is buying our song to use on their album.


Sounds dumb. I wouldn't. Sorry.
Unless you really need the cash.
#6
I wanna hear this fabulous song.

Don't just sell the song either. Try to get royalties or something were you get paid for how many times the song plays and a portion of the profit it makes or whatever instead of just like a one time pay day.

/naivety of the music world
#7
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Sounds dumb. I wouldn't. Sorry.
Unless you really need the cash.


Sounds like some sort of scam to me.
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#8
First, if I were you, I'd register my song: http://www.copyright.gov/

Read the faq, but I think this is not expensive. Even if you're non-USA, they claim you are protected internationally.

Next you should register with a songwriter association like
ASCAP , BMI and SESAC

Read all about it here:
http://www.make-your-own-song.com/performance-royalties/

Best of luck. I hope they are for real. This is exciting.
#9
its not a scam. like, elvis didnt write ne of his own songs, and neither did elton john. this is the same kinda deal. basically, they would buy the rights to play and record and sell the song, and we would get money.
#10
They can do that after you've registered too. But they can rip you off and claim they wrote the song if you're not previously registered.
#11
Let me get this straight... You give them the rights to the song, they do all the work, and you keep all the money?

Sounds like a scam to me...
#14
Ok...theres bands that suck at writing songs, but are great at performing live, so they have other people write songs for them...
#15
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Ok...theres bands that suck at writing songs, but are great at performing live, so they have other people write songs for them...


That's not the questionable aspect of this; some bands do have professional songwriters working for them. That doesn't change the fact that this guy might be chiseling you...
#16
Step 1) Copyright the song - Someone already posted the info you'll need on that.
Step 2) Don't just sell them the song. Get royalties depending on their use of the song, etc.
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#17
Wait just a minute. You started up a band last weekend, and people are already trying to get your songs licensed?
#18
I want to hear this song. Nao.
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#21
i have absolutely no idea. and yea i know nothing does...tahts why its my side project and we wrote and recorded that in like 4 hours. so i dont know, but im not argueing
#22
Get a lawyer.

Contrary to popular belief the pit is not full of paid legal professionals...
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#23
Yeah I have no idea how you're getting "liscenced" seeing how the song kinda sucks, youre 15 years old, and you cant spell...

My band actually does covers of these guys:
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Quote by ajmasterjaydude
Ok so I started a band like last weekend i think. We recorded a lil diddy that we wrote on protools. So long story short, some guy in new york wants to liscence our song. How do we go about doing this? What should we include in the contract? Is it worth it to liscence the song (we were never going to play live anyways, cuz this is just a side project from my other band)?

thanks


These are the things that make this thread smell strongly of BS. I'm not buying that you and some other individuals got together a week ago, recorded some song, and already have somebody wanting the rights to the song, a week later.

Dare I say? It's a TRAP!
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#27
God, you guys are stupid. Ignore the troll, maybe?

And stop giving him free advertising.
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