Purchase of material does not automatically authorize public performance except for ensembles that meet the following criteria:
Is your performing group:
- Is an amateur (non-profit) ensemble?
- Is a school ensemble (including grades K-12 and accredited four-year institutions of higher learning)?
- Is a community ensemble (non-profit, non-professional)?
If you can answer “yes” to any of the above questions, you do not need to purchase a performance license. However, please advise us by e-mail of the dates and locations of the performance(s).
Any ensemble that is not required to purchase a performance license is entitled to record rehearsals and/or performances and/or recording sessions. The following limitations apply:
- Recordings that remain in-house (such as a music library) are authorized as long as we are notified by e-mail of the date(s) and location of the stored material.
- Sales of recordings, whether electronic or on media, must be pre-approved. Please send an e-mail for permission.
- Permission must be in writing with an original, wet-ink signature.
All recordings may also require clearance through the local musicians union. It is the responsibility of the ensemble to verify and meet this requirement.
Performance and Recording Licenses:
All professional ensembles and ensembles that do not meet the criteria above must apply for a performance license. You must e-mail us with the following details:
- Performance Date(s) or Recording Date(s)
- Expected attendance
- Number of recordings expected to be sold
- Location that the recordings will be sold (must be within the performance venue or by membership subscription)
Recording companies must contact us directly by e-mail if any material will be distributed through a major record label.
All items in the catalog are copyright with all rights reserved.
Address all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org