There are certain restrictions on what kind of performances can be submitted for royalty payment.
To be eligible for royalty payments under the BMI Live program, a performance must be considered a “public performance” that is covered by existing BMI licenses. You can learn how to submit your set lists as a BMI member here.
Non-eligible performances which will not be considered for royalty payment include, but are not limited to:
- Wedding receptions, Birthday parties, Anniversary parties, etc.
- Internet Performances
- Performances during Religious services.
Note: Performances at church events that are outside of “normal church service times” are eligible for royalty payments.
- Face-to-face teaching activities at educational institutions.
- Performances to students in elementary schools.
- State or County fairs.
- Private house concerts.
- Performances not authorized by city permit in parks or public areas. (This includes street performances).
- Live Classical music performances.
Note: Classical music performances are included in a separate royalty distribution.
- Performances of public domain music (including the National Anthem at events.)
- Live radio or TV performances.
Note: Live radio or TV performances are included in a separate royalty distribution.
- Amusement Park performances at Disney Parks, Universal Parks & Dollywood Themepark.