Pennine Music are proud to present a new feature that is essential for all you arrangers out there... PENNINE MUSIC LICENSING With music notation software now being readily available, more and more brass band musicians are turning their hands to arranging music for their band – and doing a very good job of it too! As you should be aware, in the UK, copyright exists on any piece of music whose composer has not been deceased for over 70 years. Any arrangement of music still in copyright, MUST have permission from the copyright holders, otherwise the arrangement is illegal and the copyright holders can take legal action against you. Even if your arrangement is not for profit, not for public performance, not for sale or only for private performance, the copyright holders must still license the arrangement. IF YOU DO NOT GET THE APPROPRIATE PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS WHEN ARRANGING A COPYRIGHTED WORK, YOU COULD FACE SERIOUS LEGAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST YOU! A fantastic guide with further information on copyright can be found in the tMP Copyright Fact Sheet here - http://www.themouthpiece.com/images/faq/tmp_copyright_faq.pdf Due to all this legal work, many of the budding arrangers within the brass band movement either don’t go ahead with their idea for the arrangement, or worse, proceed to make their arrangement without obtaining the correct permissions from the copyright holders. Now, PENNINE MUSIC LICENSING is making it as easy as possible for you to gain a licence to arrange the music you want to! Over the last 6 years, Pennine Music has gained invaluable knowledge and connections within the music industry. We now want to put these to good use and help all the arrangers out there do their work easily and legally! For a one-off fee of £5 (per arrangement), PENNINE MUSIC LICENCING will sort out all of the legal red tape that has held arrangers back in the past from obtaining all the correct paperwork, making their arrangements legal. Whether you wish to just make an arrangement for private performance in a rehearsal room, or for a public performance, our fee does not change. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A LICENCE FOR ANY TYPE OF ARRANGEMENT (eg. Brass Band, Quartet, Octet, 10-piece etc) For more information and FAQ's etc, please visit - http://www.penninemusic.com/license.php If you need any more help or advice, please ring us on 0785 251 9763. We will be more than happy to answer any questions and have a general chat with you about copyright, which we know can be very confusing & sometimes frustrating!!!