In support of the industry, The ADCC helped to negotiate a new class for all dance competitions where music licensing rates will be determined based on annual attendance at Shows & Competitions. In the past, rates were determined by event, not an annual rate.

If competitions have fewer than 20,000 attendees annually, they will qualify for the minimum fee of $257.60 (2016). That rate is adjusted annually by the CPI. Given the pattern of flat growth in recent years in the US, that number will not likely increase much in the coming year or after. Those with up to 100,000 attendees annually will pay just $1,297.60 (2016).

For more information, contact Russ McGuire at ASCAP to get this rate:

Russ McGuire
Senior Director of New Business Development
ASCAP –¬†American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
rmcguire@ascap.com