BHS, as the customer’s independent agent for this order, will employ reasonable best efforts to secure the requested clearance order on your behalf for the song arrangement indicated on this form.
BHS cannot guarantee timing or response from copyright owners/holders. Most copyright owners/holders have the right and authority under law to set any fee, determine turnaround time, and even reject the request outright. For this reason BHS cannot guarantee licensure in whole or in part for any clearance order received for processing. BHS will notify you via email if your arrangement cannot be cleared by BHS on your behalf for any reason.
Should you cancel your clearance order at any time, or payment is not made on the order after permission is in place, a nonrefundable $50.00 USD cancellation fee will be billed to you.
Future clearance order requests may be refused by BHS if nonpayment on past orders or cancellations are reflected in your customer record.
BHS has the right and authority to refuse a clearance order for any reason. If a clearance order is refused you will be notified by email.
By submission of this clearance order to BHS, customer affirms they are not seeking a duplicate clearance through another person, agency, or the copyright holder for the arrangement indicated on the clearance order. Duplicate requests for the same arrangement and group can cause delays, higher fees, and/or rejection/denial of your request(s).
Additional information and resources regarding copyright in the United States are available at www.copyright.gov, www.barbershop.org, and other reputable copyright-related websites. If residing outside of the United States, please consult with your local copyright society for assistance and information regarding copyright.
Your submission of this clearance order to BHS for clearance processing indicates your understanding and acceptance of the information provided on this form, including Payment Terms and Disclaimer/Notice/Terms.
The submission of this form does not constitute or imply permission.
A successful arrangement clearance does not include, imply, secure, or guarantee contestability. Consult with your singing organization or contest administrator regarding their policies for the contestability of any arrangement.
Any use of a copyrighted composition without formal permission is a violation of copyright law. The penalties for infringement can be as high as $150,000 USD per song. At a minimum a copyright holder may assess infringement fees well above the price of the original clearance fee.