MTNA is a member of a consortium of music and legal
organizations including the Music Publishers' Association of the
United States, MENC: The National Association for Music Education,
National Association of Music Merchants, National Association of
Schools of Music, ASCAP Foundation, Copyright Society of the USA,
National School Boards Association, U.S. Register of Copyrights and
the American Bar Association, which has developed a comprehensive
website devoted to all aspects of music copyright. This resource,
entitled The United States Copyright Law, A Guide for Music
Educators, provides information on the reproduction, recording,
distribution and performance of music and the guidelines that
govern these actions. In addition, forms to arrange music and
obtain rights to reprint music are available for download. MTNA
encourages its members to consult this digital document for answers
to questions regarding music copyright issues. Click Here to access this website. For more a
more extensive resource, please consult the Music Publishers'
Association website at http://www.mpa.org/.
For the convenience of MTNA members, a short summary of the most
important elements of copyright law pertaining to the music teacher
is provided below.
to read a FAQ document about copyright.