It lists works that have been permitted for arrangement for marching band in the past and people which might be identified to have been automatically denied. If a publisher has informed MFA that a music shall be mechanically denied, we have noted its standing in the feedback field. This is the use and copying of a sound recording (the recorded voice) which is mostly copyrighted, and its underlying composition (lyrics and melody) which is a separate copyright. You must have permission (which normally additionally means cost) to use any copyrighted sound recording that is not in the public domain.
The only exception is when you pay the obligatory license fees and you only make your personal arrangement for functions of constructing the recording. This nonetheless will not let you sell sheet music without permission, but at least you’ll legally document your arrangement.
Sometimes, more detailed analysis is required. Copyright … Read More