Open to any company in the cemetery and funeral service industry in the U.S., the ICCFA is offering 2022 music licensing with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC at the discount rate of $306 per location. There are no additional fees or membership requirements; and Webcasting Licenses for $53 per URL/website address. These are the early bird rates and will go up after January 31, 2022. Don’t wait, get your licenses today and save! If you still need to purchase licensing for 2021, music licensing is $300 per location; webcast license is $51 per URL/website address.
Music licensing is the law, and failure to obtain a license where one is required can be costly. Copyright law provides for damages similar to fines of up to $30,000 for each song that is infringed. If your company, regardless of size, hosts performances of copyrighted music—whether the music is performed live or played from recordings—music copyright owners say you are legally required to pay an annual licensing fee.
The music license allows a business to play (perform) any live or recorded music at any service and at any location. The webcasting license is an additional music license that allows a business to stream a funeral service – including the songs played during the service – on their website, without violating copyright laws. You must have a music license before you purchase a webcasting license.
The music license rate is a direct pass-through of the combined annual fees from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Licensing directly with the agencies this year would cost nearly $600 per location.
For more information on music/webcast licensing, click here to read “A New Generation of Streaming Videos: An Update on Recent Funeral Video Streaming Issues.”
2022 licensing is now available! Purchase yours today and save with the early bird rates!
2022 Music license:
$306 per location