Restricted and /or Special Requirement Compositions
- Music and film scores by John Williams
- Michael Jackson (music cannot be arranged as a medley)
- Music by Joaquin Rodrigo
- Music by Charles Ives
- Music by Vincent Persichetti
- Certain works by Ennio Morricone and other works due to third party approval
- Music by Thomas Newman
- Music by Morten Lauridsen
- Music composed or performed by Van Halen
- Music composed or performed by U2
- All works by Bruce Springsteen
- All music by Green Day
- All music by Aerosmith
- "God Bless America"
- "Symphony #3" by James Barnes
- "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
- "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff
- "She Loves You" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
- "Space Oddity" by David Bowie
- "Concerto for Orchestra" by Witold Lutoslawski
- "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" by Michael Kamen
- "Heroes Symphony" by Philip Glass
- "(Six) Etudes for Piano" by Philip Glass
- Music from the film Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass
- Music from the film Powaqqatsi by Philip Glass (eg. "Serra Pelada")
- "When David Heard" by Eric Whitacre
- "Threnody" by Jim Bonney
- "Welcome to the Black Parade" performed by My Chemical Romance
- "Flute Concerto" by Christopher Rouse (only the 2nd & 4th movements are available)
- "The Easter Symphony - Movement. 2 (Death Tree)" by David Holsinger (Movements. 1 & 3 are available)
- The use of Literary Characters (i.e. from "Where the Wild Things Are")
- Music and stories of Dr. Seuss
- Works by David Maslanka (Mr. Maslanka will consider personally creating a new work or arrangement for your band)
- Music from the Japanese animé series Cowboy Bebop (see Restricted Compositions below for additional information)
- Anything owned by Nintendo. It is Nintendo policy to deny all requests to use their music. For the official company position, visit its website at http://www.nintendo.com/corp/faq.jsp#graphics
- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein licensors require approval of a draft score. This process may take several weeks and approval is not guaranteed. Please plan well ahead if you wish to consider these works in your repertoire. For More Information- Click Here
- Music from Candyman by Phillip Glass. This music is unpublished and unavailable to the public.
- "Rainbow Body" by Christopher Theofandis
- Music from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (denied in 2010)
- Music by Godspeed!
The requirements listed below are in addition to your obligation to acquire a "license to arrange" for each custom arrangement contained in your show.
You should also exercise care to ensure that you have permission to use any copyrighted visual images in your show.
The general rule is, "When in doubt, seek permission."
A one-time "fixing fee" in the sum of $250.00 per song must be submitted to Music for All by August 1 of each year for use of works in the Special Repertoire.
The $250.00 fee is charged by the copyright owner of the works set forth below for the right to "fix" the performance to video. Music for All must pay this fee in addition to synchronization licensing fees. Music for All requires bands who use works in the Special Repertoire reimburse this cost.
|Amstel Music, BV||Johan de Meij|
|De Hakse Music Publications, BV||
Jan Van der Roost
|Studio Music Company||Philip Sparke|
|Anglo Music Press||Philip Sparke|
|Fintage Publishing & Collection B.V.||Various|
Direct Synchronization Licensing is required for all works and proof of synchronization permission/license must be submitted to Music for All by August 1.
Music for All is committed to providing each participant the opportunity to purchase a DVD recording of every performance. However, the right to videotape copyright music is belongs to the copyright owner and is distinct from the license to arrange and perform. Some publishers, composers and artists demand a higher royalty rate for video licensing. DVD licenses routinely include "most favored nation" clauses which require Music for All to increase the royalty fee it pays to licensors if it later agrees to pays a higher rate to any other licensor. These provisions make inclusion of works controlled by licensors who demand more than their counterparts to be prohibitively expensive and they will be excluded from Music for All's DVD's.
You always have the option to have your music edited from the DVD. However, if the inclusion of music from our Restricted Compositions list is vital to your organization and you wish to have your performance included, in full, on our videos you can choose to reimburse Music for All for the additional cost of licensing at each Regional competition in which your band qualifies for Finals. The fees for works that can be included on the video at an extra cost are:
There is no additional cost to bands which do not qualify for Finals at any regional. Music For All will incur the additional cost of licensing for your band's individual video. There is no option to pay a fee to include these works at Grand Nationals videos as the additional cost is prohibitive.
- Music from any James Bond film
- Music from the film Titanic
- All works by Bela Bartok
- All works owned by Immediate Music
- Music by AC/DC
- "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla
- All works by Prince
- Non-Beatles' songs by John Lennon
- "Joga" and "The Anchor Song" by Björk
- All Works by Bruce Springsteen
- "R.O.C.K. In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen
- Music from high profile Paramount Pictures films
- Music from the Japanese animé series Cowboy Bebop
- Music by Led Zeppelin
- Music by Aerosmith
- Music by Jim Morrison
- Any Beatles song by John Lennon or Paul McCartney
- "Hotel California" by The Eagles
- "Break On Through" by The Doors
- "Brazil (Main Title)" by Michael Kamen
- "Sweet Home Chicago" by Robert Johnson
- "Hurt" by Trent Reznor
- "Fly Like An Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band
- "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Sweetbox
- "Let's Get It Started" by the Black-Eyed Peas
- Music from the Integrity's Hosanna catalog
- Music from The FJH Music Co. Inc. catalog
- Music by Nobuo Uemetso
- All Works by Bon Jovi
- "20th Century Fox Fanfare"
- "From Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell
- All Works by Joni Mitchell
- "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash
- "Super Marios Bros. Theme" by Koji Kondo (Anything owned by Nintendo. It is Ninentendo policy to deny all requests to use their music. For the official company policy, please see their website at http://www.nintendo.com/corp/faq.jsp#graphics
- Music by Eminem
- "Fix You" by Coldplay
- All Works by Coldplay
- "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys, Shawn Carter, Janet Sewell, Angela Hunte, Al Shuckburgh, Bert Keyes, Sylvia Robinson
- Music from "Le Cid"
- "Inception" by Hans Zimmer
- All Music from the Film "Inception"
- "Concerto in C Minor" by Francis Poulenc
- Music by Robert Lamm
- Music by James Pankow
- All Music by Godspeed!
- "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
- "Beijing" by Patrick Watson
- All Works by Jimi Hendrix
- All Works by The Who
- "You Raise Me Up" by Brendan Graham, Rolf Lovland
- All Works by Brendan Graham
- All Works by Justin Timberlake
- "The True Love" by David Whyte, Jeff Rona
- True Love" by David Whyte, Jeff Rona
- "You've Got A Friend" by Carole King, Regina Spektor
- "Heard It In a Love Song" by Toy Caldwell
- "Time" from Inception by Hans Zimmer
- "I Believe I Can Fly" Robert Kelly
- "After The Storm" by Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ted Dwayne
- All Music by U2
- Blue Ocean Floor by Justin Timberlake
- "Run The World (Girls) by Dave Taylor, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash et al
- "Ramalama Bang Bang" by Roisin Murphy, Matthew Herbert
- "Titanium" by David Guetta