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Resources for Folk Music Venues and Musicians

FAI has assembled this page to provide resources to help our members understand the complex issue of copyright.


Understanding Copyright, Royalties & Practical Application in Folk Music

Begin by reading the White Paper published by Folk Alliance International. This document summarizes the use of copyright basics, mechanical rights, and performing rights in folk music. Find answers to all your pressing questions about getting started.

Read Understanding Copyright, Royalties & Practical Application in Folk Music

 

ARTISTS - Additional Resources

 

ASCAP OnStage - Collecting Royalties for ASCAP artists

BMI Live - Collecting Royalties for BMI artists

SOCAN - Collecting royalties as a Canadian artist

SoundExchange Royalties

How the money flows! - How royalties are collected and paid

 

VENUES - Additional Resources

 

BMI Venue Licensing

ASCAP Venue Licensing

Venue License Finder

SESEC Venue Licensing

 

HOUSE CONCERTS - Additional Resources

 

Folk Alliance negotiated agreement to waive fees for private house concerts

 

COFFEEHOUSES - Additional Resources for Coffeehouses

 

Licensing for Coffee Shops

 

CHURCHES (and Non-Profit Religious Organizations) - Additional Resources

 

CCS Blanket License for live music in church facilities

 

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