Frequently asked questions...
Q: What types of licenses are there and why do I need one for my event?
A: Types of licenses are Print, Mechanical, Blanket, Synch, Performance, Master. Anytime you are using the intellectual property created by someone else, you need permission. For example, If you purchase a song on i-tunes, you enter an agreement of private use. The moment you use the song outside of your home, or over the internet, you are now using the song in a public format, which requires a new license.
Q: Do I need a different license for each song or can it be for my whole fundraising event?
A: You can get a license for the whole event. You can purchase one through a performance royalty organization such as BMI, ASCAP, MLC, SESAC, or a master recording license through Sound Exchange or the record label. Sound Barn Auctions can assist or process the requests for the event.
Q: How much does a custom song cost with Sound Barn Auctions?
A: For custom songs, pricing is discussed in consultation
Q: What is a Master license?
A: A Master license is permission to use a certain sound recording from whomever owns the recording. If there are multiple versions of a song, the master license for the version you want is what you need. The record label is usually the owner of the recording.
Q: Do I need more than one license if my event is at a venue and also over the internet?
A: Since Covid hit, we are seeing situations where you need a license for the event space you are in and also a license for internet use. Hybrid licenses are popping up.
Q: How can I get a custom song for my event and also cover music for my event?
A: Sound Barn can assist in getting the proper license for the evening to cover all music.
Q: What is the price for a custom song for my event?
A: Pricing varies and are discussed in consultation