For the past few months I've been thinking of making a decent CD cover, and a CD, with 5-6 of my classical tracks, all recorded live (no samplers), and send them to various radio stations, in case they would like to play them. I do know a few people as well, so it kinda makes sense.
Now here's my problem:
2 of the tracks are recorded by me as a pianist. No big deal then.
1 of the tracks is recorded by two violonists, who I paid a small amount (small piece, around £100 each), so I guess it's ok. I never said I would sell it though.
1 of the track is taken from a workshop in my college, but is an excellent piece and an excellent recording imo
The last track is taken from a concert with the student string orchestra, with a conductor and all that, in the college halls.
My problem probably lies with the bottom 2 tracks, if any. And this is the question. I mean, I don't plan on making any money really. What? Sell 50 copies tops! Who would buy them? Just to make the expenses for the copies of the CDs, and to make the shipping expenses as well to the radio stations.
Ethicaly I can't say I have much of a problem. My music totally, my scores, they knew there would be a recording, I'm friends with all involved, and I'm not really making any money (I guess it would be different if Deca wanted to publish 50,000 copies or something ).
But legally, where do I stand? Who's got the copyrights to the actual recordings? It's my music, I was there, blah blah, but...?