Social Media and Live Streaming Policy

(Beckenhorst Press, The Music of Dan Forrest, Elaine Hagenberg Music)

Social Media, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, etc:

We do not require permission or a license to post performances of our music (non-monetized) on Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, other social media, SoundCloud (with downloads disabled), etc. We simply require that you list the Title, Composer, and Publisher as clearly as possible (preferably in the title of the video, and also in the description and/or in the video itself), so that others can find the print music. This free advertising mutually benefits the performers, the composer, and the publisher, and we encourage it!

Note: if you are monetizing your recording, post, or channel, then a license is required, in order for us to collect our share of the revenue and share it with the composer. Contact us for details.

We do not currently track or monetize our copyrighted music content on YouTube, due to the difficulty of tracking streams and sharing revenue, as well as the potential complications preventing others from sharing our music. We would prefer to nurture the music-making process and support those who want to share our music. We simply ask that you clearly list title/composer/publisher. (Note: this policy may change once the full ramifications of the Music Modernization Act of 2018 are in place.)

Facebook Live (or other internet streaming broadcasts):

Brief excerpts of performances, or impromptu sharing of rehearsals, do not require permission or license; again, please just clearly list title/composer/publisher of the work so that you’re helping “advertise” the piece with us. (If you plan to stream a performance of an entire piece, or an entire concert, this falls under Live Streaming; please see the Live Streaming policy below.)

(Reminder: these policies are for Beckenhorst Press, Music of Dan Forrest, and Elaine Hagenberg Music. Other publishers may require permission/licensing for situations that we have chosen not to.)

Live Streaming/Webcasting worship services:

We recommend the streaming license add-on from CCLI.com or OneLicense.net, whichever company you already use for licensing worship music. Either of these will cover the streaming of virtually all of the music in all of your worship services for a year, for a very reasonable price. (This is a much better option than trying to license every piece individually through its publisher.) Please be sure to report your streams/webcasts of our music on your regular surveys, so that we can capture revenue for the composer and publisher.

Live Streaming/Webcasting concerts:

These are best covered by an ASCAP performance license, which may be purchased as a annual blanket license, or a single-event license. Simply report our works that were livestreamed, on your annual survey. If you are not an ASCAP member, and wish to license your live-streamed concert performance directly, please request a Performance License from us, using the form linked on our main Licensing page

Virtual Choirs: 

These are handled like any other performance: if streamed for free, the above policies apply. (If made available for download, of if the stream is monetized in any way, then licenses may required. See details on our main Licensing page under "Online".) Please report your Virtual Choir post as a streamed performance on your regular surveys from CCLI or OneLicense.net (for worship service use) or from ASCAP (for concert use).  

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