Music Licensing Can Get Complicated. Coro Health Keeps It Simple.

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Included in any agreement with Coro Health is the assurance that every single song in MusicFirst’s vast, genre-spanning archive is fully-licensed to ensure artists and rights holders are paid for their work — maintaining compliance with copyright laws, and protecting from the threat of fines or lawsuits.

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Guide to Music Licensing: What administrators need to know

What are public performance rights? Who needs them?
Every time a piece of music is performed in public — live or recorded — the creator has a right to collect royalties for that performance. Senior communities, long-term care facilities and hospitals are considered public places under the US Copyright Act, which means administrators are responsible for obtaining licenses for any music played on site.

What are the major licensing entities? Where does the money go?
Music licenses are granted by performance rights organizations; the largest and best-known are ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Each organization owns the rights to its own unique catalog of songs. Every time a song is licensed for public performance a percentage of the fee goes directly back into the pocket to the song’s creator.

Can I be sued for non-compliance?
Organizations have, in recent years, become more aggressive enforcing their rights: ASCAP filed suit against a facility in Iowa for playing Frank Sinatra without the proper license during a karaoke event, and BMI sued — for more than one million dollars — a separate facility for unauthorized use of “Conga” by the Miami Sound Machine, among other songs.

Are there any exceptions?
U.S copyright law includes limited exceptions for specific educational, devotional, charitable and promotional purposes. Organizations curious about their status are advised to review their eligibility with their lawyers.

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