MTNA has a special licensing agreement with the American Society
of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), granting MTNA and
its Divisions, State and Local Affiliates a blanket license to
publicly perform copyrighted music, if the copyright holder is a
member of ASCAP, for the entire organization.
State and local affiliates are encouraged to send two copies of
any association-sponsored event program during which copyrighted
music is performed to the MTNA Senior Deputy Executive Director by
June 30 of each year. This is done to ensure ASCAP composers are
properly credited for the performance. No attendance figures are
required from the states. MTNA then submits a report, the licensing
fee and the programs to ASCAP.