Music Publishers Agree to Allow Educational Use of Copyrighted Music

We have been hearing from some music publishers individually in the past couple weeks, but it was announced today that NAfME and the National Federation of State High School Associations have reached an agreement with Alfred, Barnhouse, Hal Leonard, Warner-Chappell Music, and Warner Entertainment. This will temporarily allow students to record and share performances of copyrighted music, with certain restrictions.

The NFHS’s Dr. James Weaver:

These requirements are designed to allow schools and students to still participate in their music education as well as protect the intellectual property of the music publishers…The permissions afforded by the publishers are temporary in order to get us through the remainder of the school year.

Music Publishers Agree to Allow Educational Use of Copyrighted Music | NFHS