Licensing

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Printing, Copying and Reproduction

If you are reproducing a part or all of a musical work or a text in graphic form, either on paper, or in electronic format you will require a Reproduction Licence.

Reproduction Licence Request form

Please email your completed form to info@songsolutions.org

Audio Recordings

If you wish to make an audio recording of any of the music we administrate and to duplicate and distribute that recording physically (for example, as a CD) or on-line, a mechanical reproduction licence is required.

If you are in the UK then this can be obtained from PRS for Music at www.prsformusic.com

Translations

If you wish to use a song in a language where there is no authorised translation you may submit a translation for approval by the original owner. There are no guarantees this will be accepted so please ensure you have not recorded or printed your version before a decision has been made.

Translation request form

Please email your completed form to info@songsolutions.org

Music Arrangements

We may grant permission for arrangements of music we administrate.

Examples of frequent requests include:

  • Arranging a mixed-voice work for upper voices
  • Producing an orchestral accompaniment for a work which currently only has a piano accompaniment
  • Transcribing a work originally for a certain instrument for another instrument, e.g. from violin to viola

Arrangement Request form

Please email your completed form to info@songsolutions.org

Performing, Radio Broadcasting and Streaming

A licence is required to perform, broadcast, or stream the music we administrate.

Examples of frequent types of use include:

  • Performance of a work in a public concert
  • Broadcast of a work on a radio station
  • Streaming a recording or performance of a work from a website
  • If a work is written for the stage (e.g. an opera or ballet) or is written for concert performance but will be used with staged action, lighting, or dance, the type of work is referred to below as a Grand Right work. If the work is written for concert or church use, and is to be performed in a concert situation, the type of work is referred to below as a Small Right work.

From the UK

Small Right work: please contact PRS for Music to arrange the rights.

Grand Right work: please complete the Performing Licence Request form..

From the Rest of World

Small and Grand Right works: please complete the Performing Licence Request form which we will forward to the appropriate licensing agency.

Performing Licence Request form

Please email your completed form to info@songsolutions.org

Synchronisation

If you wish to use recordings of music we administration within a film, television advertisement, or in any other visual or multi-media product, a licence is required.

 

Examples of frequent types of use include:

  • DVD recording of a concert at which music is played
  • Background or title music in a presentation DVD
  • Background or title music in a feature film
  • Music used in a television commercial

Synchronization Licence form

Please email your completed form to info@songsolutions.org

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