There are several types of licenses for music. HearYou Music and HearYou Global Publishing covers all of these licensing services for you. We are affiliated with SoundExchange, BMI, and Harry Fox Agency, Inc. to cover all aspects of licensing for your music.
Public Performing Right
The exclusive right of the copyright owner, granted by the U.S. Copyright Law, to authorize the performance or transmission of the work in public.
Public Performance License
BMI and ASCAP issue licenses on behalf of the copyright owner or his agent granting the right to perform the work in, or transmit the work to, the public.
The exclusive right of the copyright owner, granted by the Copyright Act, to authorize the reproduction of a musical work as in a record, cassette or CD.
Harry Fox Agency, Inc. issues licenses on behalf of the copyright owner or his agent, usually to a record company, granting the record company the right to reproduce and distribute a specific composition at an agreed upon fee per unit manufactured and sold.
Music Publishers issue licenses as copyright owner or his agent, usually to a producer, granting the right to synchronize the musical composition in timed relation with audio-visual images on film or videotape.
Publisher information is available on the BMI and/or ASCAP website in the repertoire search.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings
Sound Exchange along with Record Companies license the exclusive rights on behalf of copyright owners in a sound recording (which is separate from the copyright in the underlying musical works that BMI and ASCAP represent) under U.S. Copyright Law to authorize many digital transmissions (e.g., Internet streaming).