Copyright and Legal

Copyright and Legal

FAQ: General Music Copyright and Licensing

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FAQ: Hal Leonard Project

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General Forms and Basics

Arrangement and Reproduction Request Form

Copyright Basics for Barbershoppers

FACQ – Frequently Asked Copyright Questions

Permission to Arrange – Arrangement and Reproduction Request Form PDF format

Permission to Arrange – Arrangement and Reproduction Request Form WORD format

Providing Proof for Copyright Clearance for Competition

Show Clearance Forms (ASCAP, BMI/SESAC, & SOCAN)

Application for Show Clearance BMI and SESAC License (United States)

This form should be completed prior to your chapter show. It is forwarded to your District Secretary for approval and processing. 

Application for Show Clearance SOCAN License (Canada)

This form should be completed prior to your chapter show. Section 1 is completed before the show and is sent to your District Secretary for approval and processing. After your show, Section 2 and 3 should be completed and sent directly to SOCAN. Check with your District Secretary for more information. 

ASCAP Reporting Forms  

This form should be completed annually (at the end of the year) and mailed directly to the Barbershop Harmony Society HQ. If payment is necessary, please make checks payable to “Barbershop Harmony Society”. If no payment is required, you can email this form to chapters@barbershop.org  

ASCAP Concert Fee Schedules

This is specifically for the references related to Free and/or Benefit Concert payment schedules. Please refer to the respective year general “ASCAP Reporting Form” for the fee schedule for overall chapter/district shows. 

ASCAP Free and/or Benefit Concert Reporting Form

This form is for chapters and/or districts who hosted a free or benefit concert for the year. This must be sent with the ASCAP Reporting Form to your District Secretary for processing. 

 

 

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