Agreed between composers, publishers and users of printed music, this document was drawn up by the Music Publishers Association with the support of the following organisations, who have agreed to accept its contents, and recommend its observance by all music users:
These Guidelines for Amateur Music Hire are designed to help those using materials held by music publishers’ hire libraries for non-professional rehearsal or performance.
Agreed between composers, music publishers and users of printed music – this recognises the balance between the needs of musicians & students to have access to music, and for composers and publishers to be properly compensated when their works are copied.
Your first port of call should be your local music shop where staff have the expertise to track down what you are looking for. Many printed music retailers have access to the MPA Catalogue of Printed Music and can help to track down and order a piece of printed music for you. The MPA Catalogue of Printed Music is a database of all the printed music available in the UK. Many printed music retailers have access to the Catalogue and can help to track down and order a piece of printed music for you.
Alternatively, a number of music publishers make their catalogues available online and some offer the opportunity to purchase and download printed music from their websites.
If you have been unable to locate a particular piece of printed music, as a last resort, the MPA will try to direct you to the copyright owner of the work who is responsible for determining whether or not a piece of music is to be made available in print.
The fact that a work has been publicly performed or recorded does not guarantee that the music is available in print and sometimes music is only available on hire from the publisher. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find a piece of printed music.
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