The licensing of music is required by the United States Department of Copyrights. The Department of Copyrights seeks to enable owners of original intellectual property (e.g., songs, poetry, stories, etc.) to have control over their property in the same way a person has control over his/her physical property (e.g., paintings, land, house, automobile, etc.). To do so, copyright law requires a "Mechanical License" for any reproduced copy of a song, whether being sold or not. Reproductions can take many forms, including but not limited to: musical recordings (e.g., CD, cassette, etc.), print (e.g., songbooks, sheet music, etc.), video or movie soundtracks, and multi-media presentations and projects (e.g., CDROM).
If you or your organization would like to include one of Marisa's songs in your next project, you will need a Mechanical License. The cost of this license is based on two factors: type of medium (CD, cassette, print, etc.) and number of units manufactured. The current rate for a CD recording is $.091 per copy, plus additional costs if over 5 minutes long; with a minimum production of 100 copies. For more information about licensing a recording project, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out the form below to submit your request for a mechanical license.