Copyright and License Agreement

Please read this agreement before using music from Sound Music Publications! Before you use the music in any manner, you must agree to follow this contract. If you cannot follow the terms and limitations of this agreement, promptly return the entire packet of music to Sound Music Publications with a letter of explanation and your bill will be rescinded.

Privileges and responsibilities for the music contained in your packet are granted to you by Sound Music Publications under the following terms and conditions:


In consideration of a portion of the fee that you paid for this music, Sound Music Publications grants to you a non-exclusive right to use the music under the terms and limitations of this agreement.


As the purchaser, you own the paper upon which the music is printed, but Sound Music Publications retains all ownership, rights and copyright to the actual music. All music is protected under United States Copyright Law.


You may not distribute this music to the public, nor to any private person or entity, by sale or other transfer of ownership for compensation, or by rental, lease, or lending for compensation, in any format.


You may not loan, entrust, assign, rent, share, lease, or otherwise transfer the music to anyone on a temporary or permanent basis without the expressed written permission of Sound Music Publications.


You may perform the music as often as you would like without restriction so long as the performances are not for profit. Before performing or recording any music published by Sound Music Publications for profit, you must obtain written permission. Alteration of the music is not allowed without the expressed consent of Sound Music Publications.


If no limit is stated on the first page of the chart, you may make as many copies of the music as you deem necessary for your group.¬†You must reproduce Sound Music Publications’ copyright interest in the music unless earlier terminated. This agreement will terminate automatically without notice from Sound Music Publications if you fail to comply with any of the terms or limitations of this agreement. Upon termination you must return all copies of the music to Sound Music Publications at your cost.


This agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and Sound Music Publications relating to all music and shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to contracts made in Washington. Sound Music Publications’ music and any accompanying materials are protected under federal copyright laws. Unauthorized copying or use of these materials beyond the scope of this agreement is forbidden. You may be held legally responsible for any copyright infringement that is caused by your failure to abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement.