If you need digital media such as CDs or DVDs reproduced, CRT can provide these services for you. We offer all industry formats and utilize both tower duplicators and glass master replication for runs of any size.
• We Offer All Industry Standard Formats Audio CD CDROM DVD Data Disc • Glass Master Replication • Duplication • Quantity of Any Size - Small to Large
REPLICATION / DUPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Prior to manufacturing copies of CDs, DVDs or Videos for distribution, you must sign and submit an Intellectual Property Rights Form (IPR Form) along with all required licenses. The IPR form is available in PDF format directly from this link: CRT IPR Form. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read this file. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, it is free to download at: www.adobe.com
In order to claim sole ownership, you must own both the Recorded Tracks and the Publishing Rights to all material you wish to reproduce. CRT will not begin manufacture of any product without the following:• Completed IPR Form
• Detailed Track List
• Copies of all required Licenses (See below)
Prior to manufacture, the contents of the Master will be examined and compared to the Track List and information provided. CRT reserves the right to refuse any product requiring Licenses that have not been provided.
Copyright Law considers that the ownership of a copyright for a song is a property right, and that copyright owners should be paid for use of that property.
The music and lyrics of a song fall under two basic types:
• Songs in the Public Domain
• Songs that are protected by Copyright Law
These are songs for which any claim to copyright has expired, or which is of sufficient age to predate copyright law. Songs that are in the Public Domain may be recorded freely by anyone without requiring a license. It can be very difficult to determine if a song is in the Public Domain unless you have absolute proof of the original publishing date from a legitimate source. Just because you think a song is "old" does not guarantee that it is Public Domain. You can begin by checking the list of Public Domain Songs at: www.pdinfo.com. The list at this site is not comprehensive and therefore does not represent all Public Domain songs. A large number of sacred songs both in Public Domain and under Copyright can be found at: www.cyberhymnal.org. The site has detailed information about the songwriters and the date of composition.
The lifetime of Copyrights are as follows:
• Works created after 1/1/1978: the life of the author plus 70 years.
• Works created before 1/1/1978: 95 years from the Copyright date.
• Works created before 1/1/1923: are in Public Domain.
A mechanical license or verifiable agreement is required to record and distribute copies of a song you did not write. Prior to making copies of a song you are required to obtain a Mechanical License or a verifiable agreement with the designated administrator of the song¹s rights. You do not need a Mechanical License if you are recording and distributing a song you wrote yourself and which you own, or if the song is in the Public Domain.
This may be one or more publishing companies, or a designated agent such as the Harry Fox Agency. In some cases, it may be obtained from the songwriter directly. For songs requiring licensing, the license is required regardless of whether or not you are selling the copies that you make. All orders submitted to CRT for replication or duplication are subject to examination and verification of content.CRT will not manufacture any product without the required Legal Licensing.
STATUTORY MECHANICAL LICENSE ROYALTY RATE
The fee for Mechanical Licenses is dictated by the "Statutory Rate". As of January 1, 2006 the per unit rate is 9.1 cents for songs 5 minutes or less, or 1.75 cents per minute or fraction of a minute over 5 minutes.
• 5:01 to 6:00 minutes = $0.105 (6 x $.0175 = $.105)
• 6:01 to 7:00 minutes = $0.1225 (7 x $0.0175 = $0.1225)
• 7:01 to 8:00 minutes = $0.14 (8 x $0.0175 = $0.14)
In addition to the Statutory fee, adminstrators of Licenses may charge you a small handling fee.
Mechanical Licenses for many popular songs are available from the Harry Fox Agency. You can purchase licenses online from the Harry Fox Agency for quantities between 500-2500 by using the "Limited Quantity Licensing" option on their web site: www.harryfox.com. Licenses purchased on-line are usually e-mailed directly to you within 24-48 hours. For quantities over 2,500 contact the Harry Fox Agency. Licenses for songs not administered by the Harry Fox Agency may require you to contact the publishers directly. You can search for publisher information using databases made available through the following websites:
It is highly recommended that you research and procure any required Mechanical Licenses prior to submitting your order to CRT. Licenses administered directly by some publishing companies can take several days or weeks to obtain. CRT will not proceed to replicate any order with incomplete licensing.
MASTER USE LICENSES
If you wish to use pre-recorded musical tracks for recording, you must obtain permission directly from the owners of each track and purchase a Master Use License. Mechanical Licenses DO NOT apply to the use of pre-recorded commercial tracks for recording. Master Use Licenses are negotiated individually by the owners and may vary widely. Owners of the pre-recorded tracks may DENY your request for a Master Use License. If you receive permission to use previously recorded musical tracks, you are still obligated to obtain separate Mechanical Licenses for any songs that have current copyrights.
The use of "Samples" also falls under this category. Sampling is the use of an excerpt of pre-recorded material within another recording. If you wish to use sampled passages of music obtained from previously recorded music, you must obtain a Master Use License from the copyright owner.
If you are combining music that you do not own with an original video (either VHS, DVD or CD-ROM), you must procure a Synchronization License. This is sometimes referred to as a "Sync" license. The Synchronization License permits the use of a song in combination with video images. Mechanical Licenses DO NOT replace Synchronization Licenses. If you wish to combine music and video, you must obtain permission directly from the owners of those songs and purchase a Synchronization License. Please note that the owners may DENY your request for a Synchronization License. If you receive a Synchronization License you may still be obligated to obtain a separate Mechanical License for songs that have existing copyrights if these fees are not combined in the Synchronization License. Synchronization Licenses can be arbitrarily denied by the copyright owner, therefore, you should make certain you have the necessary permissions in place before recording your Master.
PURCHASING A UPC BARCODE
DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR CD/ DVD?
If you want to sell your CD/DVD in a retail setting, you're going to need a UPC barcode. There are literally thousands of places that you can purchase a barcode, but we usually recommend one because there aren't any strings attached to the purchase of the barcode...
BuyABarcode.com - $75.00
INFORMATION FROM BUY A BARCODE
In the current format each barcode can be printed directly (at 300 dpi or greater) or placed into your artwork. If you re-size the barcode, make sure it is a minimum of one inch in length from the left edge of the left bar to the right edge of the right bar. The height of the barcode can be cropped as short as you wish to make it.
HOW DOES MY BARCODE WORK?:
A UPC barcode is simply a unique 12-digit number that no one else has. There is no information actually contained or encrypted in a barcode, and there is no official central database of bar codes and their associated products. When you go to sell your product at a store, that store will have you fill out a product information form on which you place your company and product details as well as your barcode number. They enter that into their inventory management system and that way, when they scan your product, it calls up that form in their system.