|This tab includes a short history (“History” dropdown) of music performance rights and the principle participants in negotiating licenses on behalf of radio and television stations. These participants include ASCAP, BMI and SESAC on behalf of the composers and the Television Music License Committee on behalf of local television stations.
The Copyright Basics section is a brief summary of the copyrights that are required to actually use the music.
Direct/Source Licensing provides a basic outline of contract language necessary to establish the right to broadcast or transmit music as part of the programming broadcast or transmitted by a local television station.
The FAQ section provides answers to questions compiled by the TMLC staff of stations’ most frequently asked questions.