BMI / ASCAP / SESAC Frequently Asked Questions
2017 to 3/31/2018 (Form is not valid for 2018-2019 Licenses)
Q: WHAT ARE BMI /
ASCAP / SESAC?
Q: WHO NEEDS A
Q: WHY SHOULD I GO
THROUGH CLOG TO GET MY LICENSE?
Q: HOW DO I GO ABOUT
OBTAINING MY LICENSE THROUGH CLOG?
Q: If I have
licenses with ASCAP and/or BMI, why do I need a license with SESAC?
A: SESAC, ASCAP, and BMI are three separate and distinct Performing Rights Organizations (PRO).
Each organization represents different songwriters, composers, publishers and
copyright holders, and each organization licenses only the copyrighted works
of its own respective affiliated copyright holders. Licenses with ASCAP and
BMI do NOT grant you authorization
for the right to use the copyrighted music of SESAC represented
songwriters, composers, publishers or copyright holders.
Since a license with ASCAP and/or BMI does not grant authorization to play songs in the SESAC repertory, most businesses obtain licenses with SESAC, ASCAP and BMI to obtain proper copyright clearance for virtually all of the copyrighted music in the world.
EXCERPTS PARAPHRASED FROM THE BMI/ASCAP LICENSE AGREEMENTS:
� "Licensed Premises" - Shall mean any place at which those instructors, who are members of CLOG, conduct classes, workshops, exhibitions, competitions and regular club dances.
� "Active Member" - Shall mean a person who conducts one or more of the above defined activities.
� "Workshops" - Shall mean educational classes for experienced dancers.