|I will dance to a different drum…
unless that drum beat is owned by BMI.
It's that time of year again… music licensing! If you're like my dance studio, you may have recently gotten an invoice from ASCAP and are contemplating hiring a band of musicians just so you don't have to pay the necessary evil that is music license fees every year.
(Dear ASCAP, BMI & SESAC… just kidding – I will still be paying you this year!)
I get many requests for what I actually pay for my studio's music license, so I thought why not do a post now?
Before you scroll down further, if you're a new dance studio owner, fitness instructor or dance teacher and want more information about WHY we you may need to pay music license fees, check out my previous posts on music licensing:
- FAQ's about Music Licensing for Dance Studio – this is the most popular post on The Dance Buzz. Great discussion in the comments as well.
- License-Free Alternatives – really don't want to pay BMI, SESAC or ASCAP? Use only live musicians or license-free music. Check out the pro's and cons here.
Ok. All studied up? Alright, let's move on to the money.
2 thoughts on “SOBuzz: Music Licensing Break-Down”
so… how do they know how many students, rooms, locations etc… are they auditing you?
While I don't think they would send anyone out to actually check out your studio (anyone know the answer here?), the internet makes it very easy to Google a business and see pictures, locations and possibly take a guess at how many students depending on what's on your website.