Friday, January 2, 2009

Soundtracks are hard

The legal paperwork for a movie fills a very large binder. I've been through that four times and know a little bit about what all that entails now. However, creating a CD soundtrack for the movie is another story.

After months of research and talking with people in the music industry, I've found it boils down to this: There are two main contracts you need for each song (which is similar to song usage in a movie), a publishing license (who owns the song) and a mechanical (who recorded the song). The publishing is pretty much fixed per song, per unit (CD album). The mechanical is more flexible.

Our biggest request on the movie "The Imposter" from those who have seen it is when a soundtrack will be available. We are working hard to make this happen.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I for one will be in line ready to make a pre-order. Hope it all works out for you.

    Happy New Year!

    Paul Myers