Jan20

What about Cover Bands?

Categories // About Mice in the Attic

Tonal Vision does not allow the performance of cover songs on Mice in the Attic. There are two reasons:

  1. It’s not legal, unless you’ve negotiated a synch license with the copyright owner - we are posting these videos online to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. Online videos have different licensing requirements than recordings and club performances (references below).
  2. It doesn’t fit in the mission of Mice in the Attic. Our show is designed to showcase the Baltimore music scene. Unless you are performing songs by Baltimore artists, your act does not represent the Baltimore music scene.
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Exceptions

Classical music: Mice in the Attic is looking for a broad assortment of local music, and we welcome classical performers on the show. Much classical music is old enough for the original version to be out of copyright, but there can still be newer arrangements of these pieces that would have copyright restrictions. Any music you perform must be either out of copyright, or the music and arrangements must be yours or used with explicit permission.

Music from other Baltimore songwriters: Newer performers without enough of their own original music may use one or two songs by other Baltimore area songwriters to supplement their original material. The other songwriters must give written permission and must be credited on the show.

Traditional and holiday music: We will also allow holiday music and traditional music from other cultures, as long as this music is old enough to be in the public domain, i.e., the copyrights have expired, and you are not using a newer arrangement, which would still have copyright restrictions..

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