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License to create cheer music mixes Licensing

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by Djcheer, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. Djcheer

    Djcheer Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am a dj and part of what I do is to create cheer music mixes for cheer competitions. I get paid by the hour and I use popular songs on the radio to create my mixes with. My question is, do i need some sort of license for using other peoples songs? and if I do, where do I go to get such license? thank you
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you use music that is copyrighted for your profit, you're darn tooting you need to pay the various agencies BMI and ASCAP being the two largest that I know about. I don't care, OP, but BMI and ASCAP are very touchy about proper licensing and use of the music they manage for their artists.

    BMI:

    http://www.bmi.com/licensing


    ASCAP:

    http://www.ascap.com/licensing/

    There you go, there might be others.
    Just to e safe, after you make those arrangements, you might ask both of them are there others you need to reach out to for licensing.
    Good luck...
     

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