Copyright Clearance

Digital Downloads & Streaming

Customers purchasing Digital Download & Recording packages; or migrating back catalogues with music containing covers or copyright registered arrangements will be covered by a ‘Limited Online Music License’. This is an annual cost that is factored in to unit pricing.

Physical CDs

Music Copyright is a complex subject, fortunately the PRS & MCPS have greatly simplified the process for organisations who wish to produce a CD that contains copyright material. Organisations can purchase a Limited Manufacture License, this is a blanket license that will allow you to reproduce copyright material for the manufacture of up to 1000 CD units in any one production run.

The cost of the Limited Manufacture License is based on the duration of copyright material being used (above or below 25 minutes) and the number of CD units being manufactured.

MCPS Limited Manufacture License Pricing

  • 500 CD Units <25 Mins = £107.14
  • 500 CD Units >25 Mins = £171.41
  • 1000 CD Units <25 Mins = £214.26
  • 1000 CD Units >25 Mins = £342.82

ICON Audio will arrange the Limited Manufacture License on your behalf. There is no cost for this service, prices will be passed on at the rates above.

A track in the public domain can be under copyright if the arrangement you are using is registered with the PRS. As a rule of thumb; if the material you are using is within 50 years of production or you are using sheet music then copyright is likely applicable.

Contact ICON Audio

ICON Audio has over a decade  of experience in Recording and Production. Offering a complete end-to-end solution from location recording right through to CD production, downloads, streaming & copyright clearance.