I have someone that is interested in recording some of my songs but is not looking at CD sales, just a few to sell at gigs. He is looking at download sales mostly, Itunes,Youtube, etc. How does one license songs in a case like that? No way of knowing how many he will sell.
The statutory rate for a compulsory license is what, about 9 cents per sale?
Unless he's planning on selling a ton of CDs, downloads,
it's not going to amount to much.
I have a couple of artists released few of my songs, but with
sales only the 5K range, it's only change, so I don't really think about it or care, I'm just happy someone is performing my songs on stages, and getting some airplay once in a while, but that's about it.