Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights

Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
From: Barry Schrader (
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 15:44:10 EST

Yes, but, with ASCAP, at least, the composer submits a yearly report on
known performances of any kind to an Awards Panel which then, at its
discretion, "awards" the composer monetary compensation for the past year's
performances. I don't know if organizations in other countries do something
similar. Of course, the problem is that the composer must be aware of the
performance. It's difficult to know of all radio performances, but there
are monitoring services (with which I'm not familiar and for which one has
to pay) that claim to survey commercial and noncommercial broadcasting (and
even some webcasting) stations.

> From: David Mooney/Maxine Heller <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 08:52:50 -0500
> To:
> Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
> This is so, but only if the venue sends ASCAP, etc., a list of what
> they play. IME, this doesn't always happen. Same with radio
> broadcasts. If the station doesn't send ASCAP a play list, the
> composer gets no royalties. So it is at least partially an
> "enforcement" situation.
> At 11:43 PM 11/1/2005, you wrote:
>> Elaine:
>> Your former student is operating under a misconception. Performance rights
>> must be obtained from the copyright holder or from the legal agent of the
>> copyright holder (such as ASCAP or SOCAN) for a public performance.
>> Normally this is done through a blanket license held by the venue where the
>> public performance is made. Most colleges and universities have these sorts
>> of licensing agreements. [...snip...]
> David Mooney:
> Maxine Heller:
> Opaque Melodies:

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