Guidelines for use of Carl Fischer copyrights:

Recording

Photocopying out-of-print music

Judges' Scores

Arranging

Print Rights

Thesis

Film, Video, and New Media Use

Performing Rights


arranging

If you wish to make an arrangement of one of our copyrighted works, you must submit a written request for permission via email to the Licensing & Copyright Department. Be sure to get our permission BEFORE you begin work. Such permissions are not automatic; there may be compelling legal or business reasons which would force us to deny your request. Also, it is a violation of the U.S. Copyright Act to prepare such an arrangement without permission even if it is not performed.

If the arrangement is for marching band, your request should include:

• The name of the individual or organization and street address to appear on the license
• Title, composer, arranger (if any), and catalog number of the publication (if known)
     of the piece your arrangement is based on
• Whether the arrangement is part of a marching band show – if so, please include:
     - how much of the show this arrangement covers (in duration) compared to other
          works included in the show.
     - title/composer/publisher of the other works to be included in the show.
• Term period in which the arrangement will be used (i.e. starting/ending date of the
     marching band season, number of performances, if known)
• Whether an arranger is being compensated for preparing the arrangement and
     amount of compensation.

For all other arrangements, your request should include:

• The name of the individual or organization and street address to appear on the license
• Title, composer, arranger (if any), and catalog number of the publication (if known)
     of the piece your arrangement is based on
• Detailed information about the arrangement you are preparing
     (i.e. instrumentation, part of a medley, etc.)
• How you are planning to use the arrangement (i.e. performance, publication, etc.)