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Choristers Guild YouTube Policy May 16, 2011

Posted by joinchoir in Uncategorized.

Great news for choir directors! The Choristers Guild, a music publisher from Dallas TX, has responded to my inquiry regarding their YouTube policy. More and more copyright holders are beginning to see the value that public display of their work can have on their bottom line. More and more we directors can feel comfortable sharing our performances with each other and the world on sites like YouTube. Here is what the Permissions and Licensing Administrator for Choristers Guild had to say:

” We see Youtube as a place for free publicity for our music. We do ask, however that information about the piece is listed either in the credits of the video or in the text box under the video. (Title, catalog number, composer, text author, publisher, copyright year, and “used by permission” – all easy information that you can find in the printed octavo.) ”

Thanks to Choristers Guild for being thoughtful and reasonable. This is a partnership between composers, publishers and performers. Directors need to do their part by educating our members about copyright, always using legal print music and citing our sources in online videos.

see a recent earlier post for G.I.A.’s YouTube Policy!



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