Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights

Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
From: Larry Austin (
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 18:01:59 EST

Dear Elainie:

I have appreciated all the responses you have received from your
question/post. There'll all worthwhile.

One thing I would emphasize is for the presenter to inform the composers
that their piece is, indeed, being performed and to send them a program.
This way, they can submit evidence that the piece has been performed
and should be credited to the appropriate performing rights organiztion
(BMI, ASCAP, etc.). The composers should also be "asked" if a
performance of their piece is OK by them...just as a courtesy.


Larry Austin

Elainie Lillios wrote:

> Dear Colleagues:
> A former student of mine has started presenting electroacoustic
> concerts in various venues. It's my understanding that he's not
> making any money on these concerts and views them as an opportunity
> to present new music to varied audiences.
> He emailed me with the following questions about performance rights
> and I don't know how to answer him. Can you help?
> Here are his questions. I appreciate your comments.
> Best,
> Elainie Lillios
> My question is about performance rights- I know that with sheet music,
> one purchases performance rights by purchasing the music. What of EA
> music? Do you know how one brings oneself up to code there? Does
> buying a cd confer performance rights? Do you need to write for
> permission, and if so, with sheet music one writes to the publisher
> and not the composer?

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