Responsible Sharing of Information

Copyright Issues in the Music Classroom

Rules to share by:

1) You CAN copy music for a trial run, however, it must be LESS than 10% of the full piece.

2) You CANNOT show an ENTIRE musical film in a class without paying royalties. It is considered a PUBLIC PERFORMANCE even when it is recorded.

3) Teachers CAN edit or simplify a piece for their ensemble AS LONG AS the character of the work is not distorted and the lyrics are NOT changed.

4) School groups can perform a NON dramatic work without paying royalties AS LONG AS NO money is exchanged.

Copyright Law in the Music Classroom


Regina: Research and Development

Leslie: Production

Jessey: Design