Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights

Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
From: Jon Nelson (
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 16:07:18 EST

BMI similarly has composers report their performances (though not the
radio broadcasts, since this is monitored solely by BMI),

>>> 11/2/2005 2:44 PM >>>
Yes, but, with ASCAP, at least, the composer submits a yearly report
known performances of any kind to an Awards Panel which then, at its
discretion, "awards" the composer monetary compensation for the past
performances. I don't know if organizations in other countries do
similar. Of course, the problem is that the composer must be aware of
performance. It's difficult to know of all radio performances, but
are monitoring services (with which I'm not familiar and for which one
to pay) that claim to survey commercial and noncommercial broadcasting
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
>> 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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