Guidelines for use of Carl Fischer copyrights:

Recording

Photocopying out-of-print music

Judges' Scores

Arranging

Print Rights

Thesis

Film, Video, and New Media Use

Performing Rights


photocopying out-of-print music

If you wish to make photocopies of out-of-print music, please submit a written request for permission via email to the Licensing & Copyright Department. Please see below for details on how to submit your request.

Choral/Solo/Chamber Music

For out-of-print choral music, your request should include:

  The name of the individual or organization and street address to appear on the license
  Title, composer, arranger (if any), and catalog number of the publication (if known)
  Number of photocopies you wish to make
  Reason for making the photocopies

Band and Orchestra

For out-of-print scores and parts of a band or orchestra music, your request should include:

  The name of the individual or organization and street address to appear on the license
  Title, composer, arranger (if any), and catalog number of the publication (if known)
  Number of photocopies of the set you wish to make.
     If you do not wish to photocopy the entire set, please specify the number
     of scores and/or the number of each part you wish to photocopy.
  Reason for making the photocopies

Works contained in a collection

If the music is part of a collection, your request should include:

  The name of the individual or organization and street address to appear on the license
  Title of the piece contained in the collection, composer, arranger (if any), title and
     catalog number of the collection (if known)
  Number of photocopies you wish to make
  Reason for making the photocopies

Once we process your request, we will quote you a fee the size of which will be determined by the nature and extent of your photocopying. Upon your acceptance of the fee we will send you an agreement which gives you permission to make the photocopies specified.

Please note that we can only grant permission to photocopy publications that are out-of-print. You will be required to buy the original copies of publications that are still in print and available for purchase.

If you need permission to copy music for judges’ use at festivals and competitions, please click here.