We Are Waiving Our Usual Requirements for Permission!
During these extreme circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are granting permission for subscribers/owners of the original music to post our materials online (on school password protected web sites or sites such as Google Classroom, Google Docs, etc., or marked as unlisted on YouTube) for rehearsal/learning purposes without requesting formal permission. We hope this makes your life a little easier. (If you have further questions regarding posting material to a web site or have an extenuating circumstance, please use our Permissions Request Form to contact our Permissions Editor.)
We ask that you please:
make sure the materials are password protected and/or only available to your students
include writer credits and copyright information on the page where the material is posted
post audio in a way that it's not downloadable
remove the material once it has been learned/after the performance
You may not share our materials with other teachers.
(NOTE: Videos of student performances do not need to be password protected unless your school requires it.)
Some Plank Road Publishing materials may be copied for classroom use by the original purchaser. Our copy policy is printed in most issues of Music K-8 magazine.
For any other uses, such as, but not limited to, copying music for contest judges, making videos for parents and friends or for cablecast on the educational access cable channel, using a recording on a school web site or blog, using a recording as background music for a slide show or computer slide show, making CDs for sale as a fund-raiser, making copies of music for use at a district or area-wide music festival, reprinting lyrics in a program or school yearbook, or reproducing artwork on T-shirts, specific permission must be obtained.
Your request for permission should include the following information:
Your school's name and complete mailing address
Your school's telephone and fax number (e-mail address is helpful, too)
Briefly describe exactly what you are asking permission to do.
Date of performance or event (if applicable)
Include the exact title of any Plank Road Publishing song you wish to use.
Indicate if the project is nonprofit (i.e., a fund-raiser for the school) or for profit (i.e., a CD or other media which will be sold to the general public for profit).