Purchasing an Arrangement
- How do I purchase an arrangement?
- How will I receive the arrangement?
- When will I receive the arrangement?
- Do you offer returns/refunds?
- What about making copies?
- Are these arrangements legal and copyright protected?
- Do I need to obtain a 'custom arrangement license' for an arrangement purchased from your catalog?
- I don’t need the complete bundle of scores—is there a way to purchase individual piano/vocal octavos only?
If you choose to have a hard copy mailed to you - you will receive it by first class mail. For verified current customers, it will be shipped no later than the day after your order is placed. For new customers please note that if you are not a verified school employee, your order will not be shipped until funds are first received.
Unfortunately, we do not offer returns or refunds. Please be sure that you are certain of your purchase before completing your order. You can do this by examining the preview vocal score, sound file, instrumentation list, and asking any other relevant questions about the chart before your purchase.
Other than key changes, vocal revoices, and brass transpositions, we are not able to offer any other score revisions. You as director may edit or simplify the score to accommodate the needs of your students and your show as long as the fundamental character of the work is not distorted. For more information on what alterations might be permissible, refer to the US Department of Education's copyright policy for schools found at this link: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: ADOPTABLE COPYRIGHT POLICY (Scroll to: Fair-Use Guidelines for Music, letter D)
If a competitive group purchases music directly through ShowChoirStock.com, the information is recorded at checkout. If you’re interested in purchasing a chart and would like to know if any other groups have purchased it for competition use, a simple email inquiry will make that information available. However, now that ShowChoirStock.com is distributing music through J.W.Pepper, we can no longer be aware of every group that may purchase use a song for competition use, and therefore can’t provide a guarantee regarding this information. This is the reality of using a stock arrangement in your competitive show.
Directors are allowed to digitally distribute pdf files of scores ONLY to the members of their ensemble, and no one else. Directors are allowed to digitally distribute mp3 files of rehearsal tracks ONLY to the members of their ensemble, and no one else. Mechanical licensing is NOT required for this usage. Directors are not allowed to post scores or tracks online for individual members to download.
How do I request performance, synchronization, or master-use rights for a virtual or streamed performance?High school choirs do not need performance rights for non-profit live performances of copyrighted music. However, now that more and more choirs are live-streaming their performances on the internet, this particular usage does require a performance license. Some of our arrangements already include a document granting streaming performance rights, as well as synchronization rights (when music is matched with a visual image) for pre-recorded video online performance postings to a website, and master-use rights granting permission to use the ShowChoirStock.com produced accompaniment track in the recording. Songs written by our affiliated songwriters Anita Cracauer, Ben Wexler, Scott Alan, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Scott Evan Davis, Michael Mott, Mia Sable, Damon Brown, Cody Fry, Jesse Bonanno and Jonathan Reid Gealt will all include this document with the arrangement purchase. For all other copyrighted music, the request for these rights should be directed to the publisher of the song. We are happy to help provide publisher contact information to assist you in requesting these rights. Master-use rights for any track produced by ShowChoirStock.com, regardless of the publisher, can be requested by contacting us directly.
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