Does the writer of a song get paid when college marching bands perform their tunes?
- Me2Lv 73 years ago
When renting a score, a public performance license is usually factored into the cost, and the appropriate portions paid to the publisher and composer(s) by a P.R.O.
For pieces written specifically for the institution, a work-for-hire agreement is typical, and the institution wholly owns the music and all rights.
For an existing copyrighted piece not owned by the institution, performance fees are due. Institutions are responsible for licensing, and typically will have obtained a "blanket" license for unlimited performances during the year.
For performances that are broadcast, the broadcaster is the responsible party. In most cases, the firm will already have a blanket license.
School bands performing infrequent concerts (e.g, annual, Christmas, spring & end-of-term, etc.) are considered associated with educational activities and are exempt, provided that admission is free.
- 3 years ago
The writer should ask for that, but in usual no body care
- Anonymous3 years ago
Only if the college marching band has bothered to pay royalties.