Hinshaw Music is a member of the Fred Bock Publishing Group
P.O Box 10069, Glendale, CA 91209
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Why is my online order fulfilled by Music Cafe?
Music Cafe is the shopping cart software that we use to process all of the orders on our websites. It’s owned and controlled by our exclusive distributor, Hal Leonard, and allows all of the orders to be sent right to the warehouse for processing. This results in a faster order processing experience for the customer.
Can I make a photocopy of this music?
There’s a 99.9% chance that you cannot make a photocopy of your music without getting a Print License from the publisher.
What exactly is a Print License?
Do I Need a Synchronization License?
Synchronization Licenses are required whenever a song is married – or, synchronized – to a visual image. This includes videos, films, slideshows, art displays, etc… If there’s a song and if there’s also any kind of visual component to the end result, then a Synchronization License is a must. This requirement is true for any videos being posted to websites – including YouTube. If you need a Synchronization License of one of our songs, then click here and you’ll be taken to the License Request page.
Do I Need a Performance License?
My pastor wants to post a video of our choir concert on the church’s website. Do we need a license to do that?
Synchronization Licenses are required whenever a song is married – or, synchronized – to a visual image. This includes videos, films, slideshows, art displays, etc… If there’s a song and if there’s also any kind of visual component to the end result, then a Synchronization License is a must. This requirement is true for any videos being posted to websites – including YouTube. If you need a Synchronization License of one of our songs, then click here and you’ll be taken to the License Request page. There’s a short form that you’ll need to fill out. Someone in our Licensing Department will get back to you within 24 hours.
My friend owns a restaurant, and he told me that he has to get a Performance License to legally have music played in his establishment. I know that our church plays music all the time. Do we need to have a Performance License, too?
If music is being performed (or broadcast) to an audience, then a Performance License is required. However, there is a significant carve-out in the Copyright Law on this right: churches are considered “exempt” from needing a Performance License if the music is being performed in the context of a regularly scheduled worship service AND there are no hired musicians (other than regular paid staff members) participating in those performances. The first part seems pretty straightforward – if your church meets at 10:00 on Sunday mornings, then anything you do during that service is likely exempt from needing a Performance License. Same is true if your church services are at 9:00 and 11:00 on Sunday. Or at 7:00 on Saturday night. The key is not the day or the time. What matters is that the service is a regularly scheduled event. That would mean that any concerts or special musical presentations are not eligible under the exemption allowance. For those events, you will need to obtain a Performance License, which you can do by clicking here and filling out the form.
Can I scan this music and send it to my choir members for rehearsal?
No, you can’t do this. Without express permission from the publisher who owns the song, a scan would be considered an unauthorized duplication, just as if you had made a photocopy.
But I purchased a copy of the music for each singer, why can’t I do this? It’s so much easier?
Yes, we know it’s easier. And we appreciate you purchasing the music. However, having the copies in your library does not give you the right to make any duplications – either physical or digital – of that music and distribute it to your choir. If you wish to make those copies, you’ll need to obtain a Print License from the publisher.
I recorded a bunch of my favorite songs and I want to make CDs. The duplication house is making me get a mechanical licenses for all of the songs. What is that?
How Do I Submit My Work?
We prefer submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit no more than three pieces at a time.
Include a recording of a performance of the piece if you have one. Or, make a midi from your Finale or Sibelius file.
Pieces longer than 6 minutes in duration submitted from composers not already in our catalog will not be accepted for review.
A short introduction of yourself and your musical experience is encouraged.
Do not submit any pieces to more than one publisher at a time – no simultaneous submissions accepted.
Sacred Music: Our catalog primarily reaches the more traditional and liturgical houses of worship, though we are open to submissions of a more contemporary nature
Secular (Original or Arrangements): We are more likely to be interested if the arrangement is distinctive, new, creative, and the original song does not already appear in our catalog. If using a published (copyrighted) poem, include a copy of the original poem, data about the poet, and any royalty agreements you may have reached prior to submission.
Foreign language texts (including Latin) must have a pronunciation guide and translation attached.
Traditionally all new manuscripts are reviewed by our Editorial Board twice a year – in June and in November.
WHERE TO SEND YOUR MUSIC
FRED BOCK MUSIC
PO Box 10069
Glendale, CA 91209
Rental Music Department
P.O. Box 10069
Glendale, CA 91209