Permissions/Licensing

Copyright and the Community Chorus

Now more than ever, it’s important for choruses to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of published music. New technologies are changing the way organizations purchase and use copyrighted materials. To complement a session at the 2018 Chorus America Conference, five music publishers talk about the key questions they are facing.

Permissions and Licensing

Securing the rights to perform, commission, record or distribute music is an enduring and evolving landscape for choruses. Composer Abbie Betinis will explain each of the different types of rights relevant to choruses, how to secure those rights, their importance to composers, and how evolving technology plays a role.

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A Chorus Guide to Getting the Right Permissions

Securing the rights to perform, commission, record, or distribute music gets more complicated with every technological advance—here are basic guidelines to keep your chorus on the right side of legal.

CD or Not CD

On the internet all choruses are equal: Even the smallest ensemble with limited resources can now establish a global presence using digital technology to spread its sound. Here we offer some advice on how to decide which sound format is best for your chorus.

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Important Rights and Permission Resources

A list of websites and resources to use to ensure that your chorus stays on the right side of legal.

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