License & F.A.Q.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding Licensing Issues. We are here to help you.
Can I make a photocopy of this music?
What exactly is a Print License?
Do I Need a Synchronization License?
Do I Need a Performance License?
My pastor wants to post a video of our choir concert on the church’s website. Do we need a license to do that?
Synchronization Licenses are required whenever a song is married – or, synchronized – to a visual image. This includes videos, films, slideshows, art displays, etc… If there’s a song and if there’s also any kind of visual component to the end result, then a Synchronization License is a must. This requirement is true for any videos being posted to websites – including YouTube. If you need a Synchronization License of one of our songs, then click here and you’ll be taken to the License Request page. There’s a short form that you’ll need to fill out. Someone in our Licensing Department will get back to you within 24 hours.
My friend owns a restaurant, and he told me that he has to get a Performance License to legally have music played in his establishment. I know that our church plays music all the time. Do we need to have a Performance License, too?
Can I scan this music and send it to my choir members for rehearsal?
But I purchased a copy of the music for each singer, why can’t I do this? It’s so much easier?
I recorded a bunch of my favorite songs and I want to make CDs. The duplication house is making me get a mechanical licenses for all of the songs. What is that?
How Do I Submit My Work?
We prefer submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sibelius or Finale files are accepted. You may “snail mail” your composition, but it will be returned ONLY if you enclose a SASE.
Submit no more than three pieces at a time.
Include a recording of a performance of the piece if you have one. Or, make a midi from your Finale or Sibelius file.
Pieces longer than 6 minutes in duration submitted from composers not already in our catalog will not be accepted for review.
A short introduction of yourself and your musical experience is encouraged.
Do not submit any pieces to more than one publisher at a time – no simultaneous submissions accepted.
Sacred Music: Our catalog primarily reaches the more traditional and liturgical houses of worship, though we are open to submissions of a more contemporary nature
Secular (Original or Arrangements): We are more likely to be interested if the arrangement is distinctive, new, creative, and the original song does not already appear in our catalog. If using a published (copyrighted) poem, include a copy of the original poem, data about the poet, and any royalty agreements you may have reached prior to submission.
Foreign language texts (including Latin) must have a pronunciation guide and translation attached.
Traditionally all new manuscripts are reviewed by our Editorial Board twice a year – in June and in November.
WHERE TO SEND YOUR MUSIC
FRED BOCK MUSIC
PO Box 10069
Glendale, CA 91209
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