Permissions/Licensing

Soloist Contract

Use this contract to help clarify expectations for your hired soloists.

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Orchestra Contract

This sample contract provides a template as you incorporate a partnership with an orchestra.

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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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Nonprofit Chorus Self-Evaluation Tool

A comprehensive evaluation tool for choruses that addresses nine areas: organizational purpose, programs & evaluation, governance, planning, fundraising, financial stability & transparency, marketing & public relations, human resources, and operations & facilities. Each section's questions are organized from legal minimums to best practices.

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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.

Bylaws Checklist (Canada)

Use this checklist to ensure that your chorus' by-laws include all the necessary components. (Canada only)

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Conflict of Interest Policy

Use this policy template to ensure that your chorus is in compliance with tax requirements.

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Access and Accommodation Resources

A list of resources to help choruses provide reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA regulations.

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