Copyright and Royalty Information Sources

ASCAP
A membership society of over 75,000 composer, songwriter, lyricist and music publisher members, was created in 1914 to provide the essential link between the creators of music and the users of music. We are the only performing rights licensing organization in the United States whose Board of Directors is made up entirely of writers and music publishers elected by and from our membership. Their website includes a searchable database of performed music.

BMI
http://bmi.com
212/586-2000BMI:
Bmi.com is your best source for the song titles, writers and publishers of the world’s most popular music; the BMI repertoire;in a searchable database of millions of items, updated weekly, together with the web’s most complete fund of information for and about songwriting and music licensing.

Harry Fox Agency:
www.nmpa.org
212/370-5330
Everything you need to know about permissions can be found on this website. You can download the licensing agreement, find out costs and have your questions answered: The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. was established in 1927 by the National Music Publishers; Association, Inc. to provide an information source, clearinghouse and monitoring service for licensing musical copyrights. The Agency now represents more than 18,000 American music publishers and licenses a large percentage of the uses of music in the United States on records, tapes, CDs and imported phonorecords. It also licenses music on a worldwide basis on behalf of its publisher principals for use in films, commercials, television programs, and all other types of audio-visual media.