Songwriters are creators of art that benefit all of society. This concept was so fundamental that the right of authorship was written directly into Article I of the US Constitution. Over the years, Copyright Law was further enacted to protect creators of art.
Under US Copyright Law, when a song is written or composed, there are several exclusive rights retained by the author, songwriter and/or composer. One of those rights is referred to as the right of "public performance". Essentially, this means that music cannot legally be played at a business or event (with rare exceptions such as music used in live religious proceedings or classrooms), regardless of the method of performance (i.e. streaming, TV, live bands, DJs, background, karaoke, music-on-hold, etc.), without receiving advance permission from the author, songwriter or composer, or their legally appointed representative (their PRO). Failure to obtain proper advance permission places any business using music at risk of violating US Copyright Law, which can carry statutory penalties of up to $150,000 per song played.
Almost every business uses music in some capacity, however it is unrealistic, and in most cases not even possible, for a business to control which songs will be played (performed) on the premises of their business, on their website or other digital properties, or at their hosted events. An AllTrack license is necessary for a business to obtain protection from violating Copyright Law with respect to the AllTrack repertory.
AllTrack provides a simple and cost-effective solution in the form of a blanket performance license. By securing an AllTrack license, your business will have worry-free protection to play all of the AllTrack repertory on an unlimited basis, including all of its ongoing new releases, without any requirement to track and report which songs are played (for almost all licensees).
You can view examples of common music uses that require a license here.
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