2024 NFDA Music and Webcasting License
As a member of IFDA, you are eligible to get your music license and webcasting license through NFDA.
You are eligible for the $311 “Music License Only” fee if you are a member of at least one of the following associations: NFDA, NFD&MA, OGR, SIFH or an NFDA federated state association (choice or partnership).
The three licensing organizations, BMI, SESAC and ASCAP, have your funeral home on file as previously having a music license. The 1984 U.S. Copyright Law requires a music license for all establishments. With NFDA, you pay only $303 to avoid penalties of up to $30,000. Don’t take that risk. You’ll have peace of mind through Dec. 31, 2024 in knowing you’re not violating the law.
While the music license covers performance, a different license is required for a funeral home to broadcast musical performances over the internet. Funeral homes that offer funeral webcasting services are violating copyright laws when they broadcast over the internet any funeral services that contain copyrighted music.
NFDA has finalized agreements with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC to a webcasting license that enables you to legally broadcast funeral services that include copyrighted music over the internet. With NFDA, you pay only $61 per website to avoid penalties of up to $30,000. You’ll have peace of mind through Dec. 31, 2024 in knowing you’re not violating the law.
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