BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
If a Barbershop-style/A cappella arrangement is not available for retail purchase from the Barbershop Harmony Society ("BHS") or other distributor, BHS offers a service to seek the license which authorizes the creation of the arrangement and distribution of copies to your group. If you are interested in using this service, please complete and submit this form, authorizing BHS to seek the clearance on your behalf.
The cost of obtaining an arrangement permission through BHS varies and are set blindly by each copyright holder. For a no-obligations fee estimate for an arrangement clearance, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting this form.
It typically takes 30-45 days to receive a response from most copyright holders; however, some holders respond within a few days.
Each singer using the arrangement must have their own legally cleared copy. (No sharing.)
The permission when secured will be specifically for your group.
The licensed group is responsible for making their own copies after permission is in place; copies will not be printed and shipped to you.
Should another group want to use the arrangement, they are required to re-clear the arrangement, unless the arrangement has since become published and available for retail purchase from a reputable distributor.
BHS will periodically contact the copyright holder regarding the status of your order; however, if a decision has not been received from the copyright holder within 90 days of your order submission date, the order will automatically be cancelled by BHS and no further follow-ups will be conducted.
PLEASE NOTE: Should you cancel your clearance order at any time after submission to BHS, or payment is not made on the order after permission is in place, a nonrefundable $50.00 USD cancellation fee will be charged to you. Future clearance order requests may be refused by BHS if nonpayment on past orders or cancellations are reflected in your customer record.
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