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Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Music Licensing Discounts

 

It's the law, so why not save money?

 

BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public.

 

KRHA members can save up to 20% off their music licensing fees. [Learn More]

  • 5% savings just for being a KRHA member
  • 5% savings for paying your bill online
  • 10% timely payment discount when you pay your bill within 30 days of invoice

 

Can I Just Pay One Performing Rights Organization?  

 

Good news from music licensing performing rights organization (PRO) BMI! It has always been challenging to determine if a song you want to play in your restaurant was affiliated with just one of the PROs (ASCAP, SESAC, GMR are the other companies). In the past, this meant that in order to avoid being in violation of federal copyright laws it was advisable to have agreements with the all of different PROs. 

BMI has put together a database of songs that were created entirely by BMI-affiliated songwriters, composers, and publishers. As a result, no other organization’s license covers these songs. 

With “Total BMI” you can now choose to only perform songs from these lists (sorted by genre) and will only need to secure a BMI license because the songs are 100% BMI-affiliated.  If you would like to learn more and view the list of songs included in the "Total BMI" list, give us a call at 316-267-8383 or email Lisa Graham at lgraham@krha.org to receive the username and password.  Click here to link to the portal.  

 

 

 

 


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