ASCAP Music Licensing Agreement
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 one copy (preferably digital) of any association-sponsored event program during which copyrighted music is performed by June 30 of each year to the MTNA National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.