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What do I need to know about using music in my piece?

Music can add so much to a story, so we want to give you the low-down on how to properly credit the music you use in your story so that you can help out both musicians and stations.

Any station that acquires content from PRX needs to report all ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange or other performing rights licenses in connection with broadcasts. As a producer, you can help stations with this reporting process by filling out all the musical works information when you create your pieces on PRX.

NOTE: You may not upload self-contained, complete musical works or excerpts, except if the music is contained in a longer piece. For legal reasons, pieces may contain music as background, transition, or featured (as in an interview with a musician about a song), but you cannot post a stand-alone, complete or excerpted musical work to PRX. For example, you cannot upload The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" to PRX, but you can post a program about the Stones that contains all or part of "Satisfaction."

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