MUSIC LICENSING

This upcoming 16-17 Cheer and Dance Season, if you plan on attending any cheerleading or dance event, you will need to supply music that complies with the new music guidelines. The new music guidelines state that due to copyright infringement concerns, cheer and dance music producers can no longer create or edit cheer music with popular songs (unless they obtain all necessary licenses from all parties involved, which is expensive and time consuming). The music guidelines state that cover recordings of popular music may be used in remixes only of the purchase and license of the cover recording includes an explicit right to alter the cover recordings and create new works from these cover recording elements.

You can:

A. Create your own original songs for your cheer mix.

B. Bring a legally purchased copy of a popular song, from I-tunes, Amazon, etc.  The song may not be remixed in any way (no sound effects, tempo changes and or layering with another recording) but timing edits are allowed only. Ie, removing a chorus or bridge to the length of the team’s performance.

C. Purchase a custom made mix created by a music producer that will license your music.

We will require that you have a copy of the license to show that your music follows the copyright laws.

Champion Cheer Central Inc recommends Full Out Music Productions!

FULL OUT Music Productions offers you Custom & Premade original cheer music!  Appropriate for all ages and levels:  industry-leading vocals, a vast library of original beats and royalty-free music will give you a once-in-a-nation sound.  Go FULL OUT every time!

Website:
Sale:
Use promo code CCC15 for $15 off any premade mix and $40 off any custom mix!  Ending 5/31/18.

USASF Press Release

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIC LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT LAWS CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://usacheer.net/presssafety/music