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RECORDING POLICY

Recordings of copyrighted works performed on degree recitals will be made accessible only to those students actually performing in the recital, and these recordings may be used for personal pedagogical and portfolio/application use only.

Request Permission to Record/Live-Stream

Degree Recitals (Including Junior Recitals)

As part of the degree recital registration process, all recitalists will be advised of, and sign off on their understanding of, the policies governing the legal use of audio and video recordings of copyrighted works.

  • Audio Recording – High quality audio recordings of all degree recitals are provided by the Recording Arts Department. Copies of the recording are made available at the AV Desk in the Arthur Friedheim Music Library.
  • Video Recording – Video recordings of recitals may be made with either the recitalist’s own equipment or with equipment checked out from Multimedia Services. Video recordings made of copyrighted works may be used only by the recitalist for personal pedagogical or portfolio/application use.
  • Live-Streaming – Performances of works in the public domain may be live-streamed using either the recitalist’s own equipment or equipment checked out from Multimedia Services. In accordance with the University’s license agreements with ASCAP and BMI, personal live-streaming of copyrighted works through sites not wholly under the control of the University – such as the official JHU or Peabody U-stream channels –  is not allowed.
  • For policies regarding the recording of recital rehearsals, please see Use of Performance Halls for Personal Recordings and Sessions.

Conservatory Large Ensemble Concerts and Friday Noon Concerts

  • Audio Recording – High quality audio recordings of all large ensemble concerts are provided by the Recording Arts Department. Copies of the recording are made available at the AV Desk in the Arthur Friedheim Music Library. Recordings of copyrighted works will be made accessible only to those students actually performing on the concert, and these recordings may be used for personal pedagogical use only.
  • Live-Streaming – Live-streaming of selected events is provided by Multimedia Services in conjunction with Marketing and Communications. Video recordings will be captured for all streamed events.
  • Audio or video recordings other than those made by the Institute will be allowed only in situations where advance written permission to record has been requested and granted. Concert production staff will have records of all recording permissions which have been granted, and will shut down any attempts to make unauthorized recordings. Any requests to make recordings must be made by contacting the Peabody Institute Concert Office at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Master Classes and Symposiums

  • Live-streaming of selected events is provided by Multimedia Services in conjunction with Marketing and Communications. Video recordings will be captured for all streamed events. Copies of the video may be requested from Multimedia Services for personal pedagogical use.
  • Audio or video recordings other than those made by the Institute will be allowed only in situations where advance written permission to record has been requested and granted. Concert production staff will have records of all recording permissions which have been granted, and will shut down any attempts to make unauthorized recordings. Any requests to make recordings must be made by contacting the Peabody Institute Concert Office at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Chamber Music Department Concerts, Departmental Recitals, Studio Recitals, Non-degree recitals, and Other Events

  • No recording or streaming is provided by default
  • Any requests to make recordings must be made by contacting the Peabody Institute Concert Office at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Rehearsals

See Use of Performance Halls for Personal Recording

Preparatory Ensemble Concerts

  • No audio or video recording is allowed by attendees or participants.
  • Concerts are professionally video recorded by contracted vendor.
  • Copies will be made available for digital download by families of performers.

Use of Performance Halls for Personal Recordings and Sessions

The use of personal audio or video recording equipment in Friedberg Concert Hall, Griswold Hall, Goodwin Recital Hall, Joe Byrd Hall, and Cohen-Davison Theater is allowed only in the following situations:

  • During the 2-hour time-slot allotted for degree recital rehearsal.
  • During the 1-hour time-slot allotted for non-degree recital rehearsal.
  • During faculty-supervised classes or master classes, not including large ensemble rehearsals.
  • During faculty-supervised rehearsals for departmental recitals or concerts.
  • During the time slot given to contestants participating in Peabody competitions.
  • Graduate conducting students may record large ensemble rehearsals or performances of the specific pieces they are conducting.
  • When authorized by the Peabody Recording Arts department if permission to record has been requested and granted.

 

LIVE STREAMING POLICY

Overview

The primary purpose of this policy is to state acceptable and unacceptable use of audio and video recording and live-streaming concerts and events at the Peabody Institute. This policy serves to educate the Peabody community regarding what is and is not allowed in terms of audio and video recording and live-streaming, and sets forth guidelines to which the community must adhere. As a secondary goal, this policy gives specifics on the audio and video recording and live-streaming services provided by the Institute. This policy supplements the Johns Hopkins University Copyright Policy, available at https://www.jhu.edu/assets/uploads/2016/11/compliance_policy.pdf.

Scope

All faculty, staff, students, parents of students, and event patrons must adhere to this policy, which applies to all Peabody Institute facilities and events.

Policy Statement

General Considerations

The Peabody Institute reserves the right to take photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings of faculty, staff, and students engaged in teaching, rehearsals, performance, and other activities at the Institute for use in Peabody publications such as catalogs, concert calendars, posters, fliers, media advertising, admissions recruitment, and development brochures, as well as on the Peabody website and social media channels and for distribution to third-party media for promotional purposes. Performances and rehearsals will only be photographed or recorded with the permission of the conductor or director in charge of the event. Peabody retains the copyright to all video and audio recordings made by the Institute of Institute concerts and events.

Performances often include copyrighted works which are protected by U.S. copyright law, and may also be subject to the rights of the performers. The right to record or copy any performance must take these rights into account, and it is the responsibility of those who make or use audio or video recordings, or who obtain such recordings made by or at the request of Peabody, to obtain all necessary permissions from the performers and from the owners of copyrights of the works performed.

The copyright to all recordings made by the Peabody Institute, unless otherwise noted, is retained by the Institute.

Allowable Use

Allowable use of any audio or video recording made at Peabody is limited.    These limitations are imposed by University policy and federal law.

  • The use of recordings of works which are under copyright protection is strictly limited.
  • Composers who make recordings of works of which they themselves are the copyright owners are generally free to exploit those recordings.
  • There are no restrictions on the sharing of audio or video recordings of works which are in the Public Domain (works for which the period of copyright protection has expired).

Restrictions on use of Copyrighted Works

Johns Hopkins University has licenses with ASCAP and BMI that give Peabody certain rights to perform a wide body of copyrighted material. The University’s license agreements with ASCAP and BMI allow Peabody to (1) publicly perform any non-dramatic works which are under copyright protection and licensed to JHU by ASCAP and BMI , and (2) live-stream those performances on JHU websites under certain conditions.

JHU’s licenses to copyrighted material, including under the ASCAP and BMI licenses, do not extend to personal, non-University related use or exploitation of copyrighted material by Peabody faculty, staff, students, or patrons. Peabody disclaims any liability for individual activity that exceeds the scope of the University’s licenses to copyrighted works, including but not limited to the posting of performance recordings on personal websites or other non-University websites.

Enforcement

  • Concert attendees violating these policies will be required to stop recordings and potentially be removed from events.
  • Students violating these policies will be subject to violation of student academic honor code.