Permissions

Thanks for doing the right thing and getting permission to use my songs! It helps me keep writing.

1. Permission – Sync Rights

If you want to do one of these:

  • post a video recording of a live or virtual choir/ virtual ensemble performance of a single song to social media platforms (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, etc.) for non-commercial purposes.
  • Stream a video online (not for permanent download) with a song playing in the background, using an original recording or a purchased recording of the song.

Fee:

  • if you have a OneLicense Podcast/Streaming License, just report as usual to them.
  • if you don’t have that license, you can pay me directly – $15.00 per song per video per 6-month term, up to 3 years; or $100 flat fee per song per video for term greater than 3 years/in perpetuity.

Send payment either via PayPal, or snail mail a check to Bret Hesla, 3520 20th Ave. S; Minneapolis, MN 55407. USA

2. Permission to Make Copies (paper or electronic):

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A. OneLicense: If you are with an organization that has a OneLicense agreement, all my songs are covered. Just follow that protocol. And don’t forget to tell them what you used so I actually get reimbursed.

B. Other Copyright Holder: For a few of the songs you’ll find on this website, you’ll notice that I do not administer (or hold) the copyright. In that case, please contact the copyright holder as indicated.

C. Otherwise, Three Easy Steps: For the rest of the songs, just follow these three steps:

  1. Include Credit Line: Be sure to include the credit line, as indicated, with each copy. For example: © [date] Bret Hesla. bret.hesla@gmail.com. Used with permission.
  2. Calculate Fee: For any song, $0.10 per copy, with $5 minimum and  $25 max.
  1. Send Payment: either via PayPal, or snail mail a check to Bret Hesla, 3520 20th Ave. S; Minneapolis, MN 55407. USA

Thanks!