ASCAP Music Licensing Agreement

MTNA has a special licensing agreement with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), granting MTNA and its Divisions, State and Local Affiliates a blanket license to publicly perform copyrighted music, if the copyright holder is a member of ASCAP, for the entire organization.

State and local affiliates are encouraged to send two copies (preferably digital) of any association-sponsored event program during which copyrighted music is performed by June 30 of each year to the MTNA National Headquarters at This is done to ensure ASCAP composers are properly credited for the performance. No attendance figures are required from the states. MTNA then submits a report, the licensing fee and the programs to ASCAP.