Licensing

Judge's Scores for Festivals or Competitions

Do you need permission to photocopy music that is of out of print for a contest or festival?

For contests and/or festivals judges require that you present to them original, purchased scores or a letter from the publisher that grants you permission to make photocopies of the out-of-print score you are performing.
 
Please note that we can only grant permission to photocopy publications that are out of print. You will be required to buy the original copies of publications that are still in print and available for purchase.
 
The cost for each license is $15 and covers four (4) copies. For example, if you need seven (7) copies you will need permission for two licenses, totaling $30. If your competition or festival is less than two (2) weeks from the date of the request the cost is $25 per license.
 
Judges’ Score requests will be processed Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm EST. Requests that are submitted after 4pm EST will be processed the next business day.
 
Click here to purchase a license.

Arranging

Are you making an arrangement?

If you wish to make an arrangement of one of our copyrighted works, you must obtain an arrangement license before commencing your work. These licenses are not automatically granted and may be declined for any reason.
 
Please fill out the form below.

Dissertation or Thesis

Do you need permission to include one of our works in a dissertation or thesis?

If you wish to include one of our works in an academic dissertation or thesis for an advanced degree, you must obtain permission from us.
 
Please fill out the form below.

Grand Rights (Staged Works)

Do you need a license for a stage production, opera or ballet?

If you wish to use one of our works in a stage production (theatrical play or musical), opera, ballet or other dance production, you must obtain a grand rights license.
 
If you need to rent the music click here , otherwise please fill out the form below.

Performing Rights

Licenses are required for performances of copyrighted music (in addition to the rental of material).

Concert Performances Licensing

For questions regarding concert performance licensing, contact the appropriate performing rights society.

Within United States

Obtain licenses from either ASCAP, BMI or SESAC, depending on the work.

For works published by Theodore Presser Company and Elkan-Vogel contact:

ASCAP
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10022
(212) 621-6000

For works published by Merion Music, contact:

BMI
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007-0030
(212) 220-3000

For works published by Mercury Music, contact:

SESAC
55 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-0055

Within Canada

Obtain licenses from SOCAN:

Current licensees: 1.866.944.6223
New licensees: 1.866.944.6210

Outside North America

Obtain licenses from the appropriate performing rights society for the country in which the performance takes place. (Find a partial list at NMPA.)

Photocopying Out-Of-Print Music (NOT Judges’ Scores)

Under copyright law, you need permission to make photocopies of music that is out-of-print.

If you need permission to make photocopies of out of print music for judges’ use at a competition/festival, please click HERE

Please fill out the form below.

Print Rights

Do you want to include one of our works in a print publication?

If you want to include one of our works in a book, textbook, journal article, blog, church or other religious bulletin, concert program, academic coursepack or curriculum summary or any other printed format, or wish to include a photo of one of our composers or a cover of a publication in the same, you must obtain a print license.
 
Please fill out the form below.

Recording/Audio Streaming

Recording/Audio Streaming (U.S. Distribution Only)

If you wish to record one of our copyrighted works in CD, digital, or vinyl format or stream your recording on a website, you must obtain a Mechanical License. For distribution in the United States only, you can obtain a Mechanical License from our agent, The Harry Fox Agency.
 
If you are encountering any problems with The Harry Fox Agency regarding your license, please contact us at licensing@carlfischer.com.


Recording/Audio Streaming (Foreign Distribution Only)

If you wish to record one of our copyrighted works in CD, digital or vinyl format or stream your recording on a website and distribute the same outside the United States we will issue you the required Mechanical License.
 
Please fill out the form below.

Synchronization to Film, Video, or New Media

Would you like to use one of our songs in a film, video, or new media?

If you wish to include one of our works to appear in a film, TV show, commercial, on a website (e.g. YouTube, etc.), promotional video, DVD or in any other visual format, you must obtain a synchronization license.
 
Please fill out the form below.

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