Q: WHAT ARE BMI / ASCAP / SESAC?
A: BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers), and SESAC are the licensing organizations which were founded so that the creators of music receive royalties for the public performances of their works.
Q: WHO NEEDS A BMI/ASCAP/SESAC LICENSE?
A: Any user of music who plays copyrighted musical works in public, and whose performances are not specifically exempt under the law, requires a license from BMI/ASCAP/SESAC or the licensing organization whose works the user wishes to perform. As a clogging instructor, licenses are needed from BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC to cover the music played at your classes, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, and dances throughout the year.