Licensing

The most important aspect of custom arrangements is obtaining the proper licensing for each and every title.  Even for the use of one line of a song, one phrase or even one measure must have a permission license in accordance with Federal Copyright laws.  MAS, Inc. makes every effort possible to assist in obtaining licensing to ensure your music is legally permitted to be copied. 

The majority of these requests are submitted through Tresona Multimedia, LLC as well as Alfred Publishing and other independent publishers.  Please note that each title has a licensing fee of around $240.00 and can be as high as well over $300.00 per title.  "Per title" means that every song used in a medley must be licensed and each title has it's own separate fee, thus the reason medley arrangements are very expensive.

When requested, MAS, Inc. will handle all the paperwork and pay the fee for each the arrangements from the funds paid by the organization.  (See "Pricing")  Please note that permission fees must be paid before licenses are fully executed and music can be transferred.  Payment in full to MAS, Inc. of the arrangement fee is required before music will be transmitted.

For more information, please call 615-491-2187.  A more detailed discussion on this issue may be posted here at a later time.

THE FOLLOWING MUSIC IS NOT AVAILABLE OR OFFERED FOR LICENSING:

JANET JACKSON
PRINCE
AEROSMITH
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

OTHER NOTED LICENSING SITUATIONS:

MADONNA'S music may NOT be used in a medley with any other artist(s).

Any title by IRVING BERLIN that is not public domain may NOT be used in a medley or in a show that contains music by any other author.  This includes GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Music by the following have very high licensing fees (per title):

HIT THE ROAD, JACK - The publisher requires a fee of $2,500.00 for an arrangement.  Highest fee on record.
THE WHO - $385.00 to $585.00+
THE ROLLING STONES - $590.00+
MACKLEMORE - $305+
JOHN FOGERTY / CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - $390.00
THE BOURNE CO. (Publisher) - very high fees, plus requires notary signature.
ON THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP - $640.00
MAGIC (Olivia Newton-John) - $385.00
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