ESSA and Copyright

The music community most closely associates the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, or ESSA, as the first piece of federal legislation to enumerate music as part of a “Well-Rounded…

Additional Resources, Copyright, and Credits.

*For more information or to ask a question about the National Music Standards, please use the National Music Standards forum page. You may also benefit from… Updated lesson plan database…

Copyright Guidelines for SchoolTube

Posting Your Musical Performance on SchoolTube: A How-To Copyright Guide This is a working document that is currently under review by copyright and legal experts. These guidelines will help you…

Copyright: Performance Exemptions

When can you perform music without worrying about copyright permission? Here are some teaching-related exemptions from what might otherwise be considered copyright infringement: (1) Face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit…

Copyright: Performance Licenses

  When do you need a license to perform a musical work? When you DON’T need a license For exemptions related to teaching activities, see Copyright: Performance Exemptions. For information on…

Copyright: Parody

  What’s parody? Courts have viewed parody as fair use of a copyrighted work. However, what constitutes parody has not always been clear. “The safest course is always to get…

Copyright: Parody

  What’s parody? Courts have viewed parody as fair use of a copyrighted work. However, what constitutes parody has not always been clear. “The safest course is always to get…

Copyright: Performance Licenses

  When do you need a license to perform a musical work? When you DON’T need a license For exemptions related to teaching activities, see Copyright: Performance Exemptions. For information on…

Copyright: Parody

  What’s parody? Courts have viewed parody as fair use of a copyrighted work. However, what constitutes parody has not always been clear. “The safest course is always to get…