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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000208.txt from 2008/05

From: Tim Roberts <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Rant du jour
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:23:54 -0400

On Fri, 30 May 2008 15:08:21 -0400, Donna Higgins <> wrote:
> The important thing is that the rental fee is paid, and that does get checked.
> As a condition of maintaining our ASCAP and BMI licenses, we are required to
> send each group three copies of the programs for each of our symphony and
> chamber concerts. They check to see if we've performed any of their members'
> works, and whether the proper fees were paid.

Yes, but those fees are for performance rights, which are entirely
different from copyright, both of which are different from the
mechanical reproduction rights you need to burn and distribute a CD...

I don't honestly know what rights you get by paying a rental fee.

Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


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