Copyright Laws

Copyright Permissions for Performance – includes guidance compiled by NFHS and NAfME relating to public performances.

NFHS Copyright Resources – Compiled by NFHS 5/12/21

Resources for Understanding Copyright Laws

Basics of Copyright for Music Educators – Presentation by NAfME

United States Copyright Law: A Guide for Music Educators – Complete Guide by NAfME, MPA, MTNA, NASM, and NMPA

Understanding Copyright and Compliance – Course through NFHS Learning Center

Additional links and FAQ – Compiled by NAfME

Additional links to multiple copyright resources – Compiled by NFHS including licensing agencies, podcasts, and downloadable materials, etc.

Hal Leonard FAQ

GIA Publications

Music Publishers Agree to Allow Educational Use of Copyrighted Music

By NFHS on April 15, 2020

Several prominent music publishers have temporarily allowed the use of their copyrighted music for educational purposes through an agreement with the NFHS and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). These guidelines are designed to allow high school musicians to complete their year-end assessments and for classroom instruction while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The agreement will expire on June 15.
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