Use of purchased music on Non-Commercial Radio
- August 11, 2008 @ 12:02pmrichww says:I am a volunteer for a non commercial public radio station. The station is sent music from artists and record companies to play on the air. The station pays the annual fees to ASCAP and BMI, etc.
But, many of us bring in music from our personal libraries that we have purchased and play it on the air (albums, cassettes, CDs, and internet purchases). I may be opening a can of worms here. But the licensing statements on CDs and agreements from on line sources, they say the music is for the non commercial use. If the radio station is non commercial is it legal to play them?
- August 14, 2008 @ 3:32pmRuthDukelow says:I believe it would depend on the terms of your licenses with ASCAP and BMI. You do need permission to broadcast a public performance of a copyrighted work (whether on album, cassette, CD, etc.), but it is possible that your ASCAP/BMI licenses might already cover permission for these works.
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