‘Tis the month before Christmas, and here in our office
We’re thinking of ways to help max out your profits.
Your tracks are all laid, the parts are all mixed
(That one wobbly note in the bass has been fixed)
Your holiday masterpiece finished, you’re set…
But how to put what’s in your hand, on the net?
For you know all too well that folks’ holiday cheer
Makes for your group the most profit you’ll see all year!
And now with your record – you’d better not stall it
If you’d like to find holiday cheer… in your wallet.
Distribution is fine, but there’s more complication.
For what of the copyright authorization?
That’s the part that has everyone in your group cringing:
For they don’t want to greenlight a track that’s infringing.
But these songs are all public, penned so long ago!
From the ACR office, we warn you – not so!
That cover of “Deck the Halls” is freely plundered;
The melody dates back to mid-sixteen-hundred.
And your “O Holy Night” with its high note so bold
It’s all good; that tune’s almost two-hundred years old.
But the track you’ve laid down ’bout the Little Boy Drummer…
That one, if unlicensed, might be quite the bummer.
It’s a great composition, and one you selected
Not realizing that it’s still quite copy-protected.
To release it, unlicensed, would open your offshoot
Pop-vocal arrangement to a potential lawsuit!
Your group doesn’t want that; to deal with the shakedown,
But you can’t scrap that wonderful beat-boxing breakdown.
So what can you do when midwinter looks bleak?
Let ACR lift you back up to your peak!
Our licensing experts know well what’s in store,
For they’ve seen all your christmas tracks some times before.
And they’ve made it their pledge to get your tracks correctly
From publishers licensed – whom they contact directly.
And quick as a wink, any headaches you feared
From uncleared compositions are now fully cleared!
With no upfront royalties, annual fees
Or unfair percentages, we aim to please!
Distribution to boot, and promotion beside,
Why haven’t you yet, right this moment, applied?
Our service is friendly, our licensing quick -
Our delivery time rivals that of St. Nick!
Right now’s the best time to get ‘neath our umbrella
Plus you get to be with the best in “A Cappella”.
Take a look at our artists; there’s many a reason!
And we’ve got one more offering, just for the season:
If you upload your holiday tracks this November,
We’ll get you on iTunes by end of December.
We will safeguard your music, and fight for your right.
Merry Coverage to all, and to all, a good night!