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Schools Printed Music Licence

Covers copying from printed music


The licence provides annual blanket permission to copy and reuse content from printed music.

  • Make photocopies and scans from print music
  • Use score-writing software programs to arrange print music
  • Make notations by hand on copies of print music
  • Share print music on a school VLE

The Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML) has been introduced by Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL) and is available to schools exclusively from CLA. In most cases, the SPML is held or administered by representative bodies that act as agents between CLA and the schools. Details of those arrangements are shown below:

Sector Am I covered?
State maintained schools in England All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Department of Education
State maintained schools in Scotland All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Scottish Government
State maintained schools in Northern Ireland All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Education Authority
State maintained schools in Wales Check with your local authority to see if they have opted to take the licence on your behalf
Independent schools in England Contact The Independent Association of Prep Schools for more information
Independent schools in Scotland Contact The Scottish Council of Independent Schools for more information

 


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