I have been writing music for most of my life. My work includes a variety of instruments, as you can tell from this website. I get asked a lot about recording my music arrangements (or original pieces) for use in CD projects. Here is some information about that:
FAQs about requests to record my music:
May I record one or more of your pieces for my “not for profit” new CD?
I get asked this a lot. If you don’t plan to sell your CD (i.e. if it is to be a “giveaway” to people you play for), the rules are simple. Most importantly, you must contact me first to discuss the matter and gain permission, as all of my music and arrangements are copyrighted. My music must not be re-arranged, made into an ensemble, etc. without express permissions.
May I record one or more of your pieces for my “for profit” new CD?
I get asked this a lot as well. Most importantly, you must contact me first to discuss the matter and gain permission, as all of my music is copyrighted. My music must not be re-arranged, made into an ensemble, etc. without express permission.
Additionally, there is the issue of royalties. Royalties must be paid “per track” at the going rate, upon production of the CD. There is a minimum of 200 units. For example, if the going rate is 9 cents per track and you record one of my pieces for the CD, the minimum royalty, to be paid up front, would be $18.00.
Where does the music go?
My music is played by musicians all over the USA and way beyond. I have sent music and/or downloads to every state, and also to Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. And probably other countries which I did not remember to put on this list.