Music Licensing for Colleges & Universities

This Music License is a series of agreements between BMI and colleges and universities, dating back to 1978.

Each has been negotiated between BMI and a task force headed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). These licenses are considered to be fair and reasonable by both parties.

Do you have questions about the use of music in your business? Please review the FAQ’s below or contact a BMI representative for additional assistance.

Common Questions

Q: What are the BMI Music License Options for Colleges & Universities?

Q: What If Our College Has An On-Campus Non-Commercial Radio Station?

Q: How and When Do We Report On Our Radio Station?

Q: What If Our College Owns or Operates a Cable Television System?

Q: How Do We Report on Our Cable TV System?

Q: When Do We Report Information Pertaining to Our Web Site?

Q: What Types of Musical Performances Does The License Cover?

Q: How Is A College Orchestra Defined In The Agreement?