Quantities this big are much better suited to being made by replication – being
stamped from a glass master. Usual plant turn around is between 10 and 15 working
Duplication is being burnt onto CDRs, replication is being stamped from a
glass master CD. The latter is a technically superior process and the longevity of
the product is generally perceived as better. It also eliminates the possibility of
incompatibility with older CD players.
The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society. They administer the charges for
recording copyrighted material and distribute royalties to composers and arrangers on
Generally, yes. The exceptions to this are where you’re recording all your own
material (that either isn’t registered with the MCPS or you’ve got an exclusion for
various uses) or material that’s in the public domain. Both these circumstances will
still need a notification of no claim.
The up to date costs can be obtained from the MCPS-PRS Alliance Website. As a
ballpark figure, the fee is currently around £325 for 1000 CDs sold at £10.