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Special Announcement Concerning Music Licensing

Author:
Yang Chen, President USA Dance, Inc.

To USA Dance National & Chapter Officials

We just added another benefit . . . . . . USA Dance is pleased to announce that it has entered into an event licensing agreement with The National FastDance Association (NFA) which in turn has a licensing agreement with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and SESAC that covers all chapters.

We are now qualified affiliates and, when hosting dance events, music played is covered by these licensing agreements. Included is music played by deejays, bands, workshop instructors and music sold by vendors at events. The License also covers live bands. USA Dance agrees to participate in the Event Licensing Agreement established between the NFA and ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

USA Dance will provide logos for ASCAP, BMI and SESAC that must appear on chapter websites, event flyers, souvenir or event programs and any other event promotional materials. These logos will be placed on your USA Dance website, provided through Dance Notions. If your website is not provided by USA Dance you will need to contact the USA Dance Central Office to receive the images for displaying on your website. You will also be provided a Participation Confirmation Certificate for your records. This document can be shown to anyone who inquires about your dance events being properly licensed.

Chapters will no longer be required to report event dates and attendance detail for BMI on a quarterly basis. However, you will need to continue providing the number of dances held and information on participants on your Annual Report on Activity.

Again, if you are contacted by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC refer to the Participation Certification that includes the license number for ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either Jean Krupa, Social dance Vice President at social-vp@usadance.org or Greg Warner, Senior Vice President at senior-vp@usadance.org.

Yang Chen, President USA
Dance, Inc
President@usadance.org