The financial/legal obligations of arrangers. | Tresóna Music Support

The financial/legal obligations of arrangers.

When an arranger is making a custom arrangement of a copyrighted musical composition for an ensemble licensed by Tresóna, the arranger may not transfer the sheet music of the arrangement to the school without the sheet music of the custom arrangement being properly licensed.  Licensed means approved, the work for hire agreement signed, the license is paid for, and the sheet music of the arrangement has been uploaded into the Tresóna LIcensing Exchange.

The arranger places themselves in a position of being a direct infringer of the copyright when these steps are not followed, and a promise by a a client to pay for the custom arrangement license for the sheet music does not absolve the arranger of his responsibility for the infringement of the composition.

Arrangers should always transfer the sheet music of the custom arrangements they are creating according to the terms of the EULA they have signed with Tresóna for their use of the Licensing Exchange.

Those terms are:

In the case of Arrangement Licenses and DDVRs, these licenses will perfect after the following four steps have taken place:

a) when the arranger has signed the work for hire agreement digitally through the license exchange, and

b) when payment for the license has been received by Tresóna, and

c) when the sheet music of the arrangement (the score and parts) are uploaded into the Licensing Exchange as a PDF, and

d) when the sheet music of the arrangement has been downloaded by the ensemble director.

If steps a through d are not completed for the issuance of an Arrangement License or DDVR, there is no valid license granted by Tresóna.

An arranger who provides a client with sheet music of the arrangement that has not yet been approved or paid for will be liable for the infringement of the copyright.