Do you have questions about the use of music in your YMCA? Playing music in a YMCA requires permission from copyright owners, just as in most businesses and organizations. Please review the FAQ’s below or contact a BMI representative for additional assistance.

YMCA of the USA has negotiated a simple and cost effective group license with BMI. All YMCA’s that obtain their music licensing online through the YMCA of the USA Group Agreement will qualify for discounts up to 35%.

Common Questions

Q: Are Performing Rights Included On The CDs And Audio Files That We Buy Specifically For Group Fitness?

Q: We Have A Commercial Music Service. Does That Cover Our Music Licensing Responsibilities?

Q: We Hire Group Fitness Instructors. Aren’t They Responsible For Public Performance Fees?

Q: Our YMCA Pays For Cable. Don’t TV, Cable, And Radio Stations Pay To Use Music?

Q: How do TV shows use music?

Q: What Discounts Are Available To My YMCA Facility?