Re: [bbshop] Re: Chapter Music Library For Quartetting?
- it is my understanding that the entity putting on the show IE, the group
renting the venue, or the bar, is responsible for the ASCAP license for the
particular performance. When we are hired by someone to do a show, it it
their show and they are responsible. If we put on the show, no matter what
the venue may be, we are on the hook for the license. If we are hired for a
show, the folks running the show need to address this issue. We can make it
clear in our performance agreement that they are responsible. It can be a
big deal, and if someone that does not regularly produce entertainment, they
may not be familiar with the requirements. Concert halls and other large
venues do not generally provide the coverage to groups renting their
facility. If the concert hall is the promoter then they will provide the
license. This is rare. The BHS has an agreement that covers it's chapters,
but not anyone else. If you hire an act (Say a quartet, or even a trombone
trio) they are part of your show, and are covered by your license.
Not a lawyer, but slightly educated.
CNU Theater student.
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