PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

(Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly Parties/Dances/Classes) 
 

This is the online version of the participation agreement.

If you prefer the printable version, click here:

2019 Participation Agreement (PDF)

2020 Participation Agreement (PDF)

In order to effectively and efficiently enforce their rights under the copyright laws of the United States, America composers, lyricists, and publishers usually join one of the three performing rights organizations. They are the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and SESAC. The National FastDance Association has negotiated and entered into Licensing Agreements with all three organizations since 1998. Qualified NFA affiliated members that host or sponsor parties and dances and/or have classes or lessons can come under the umbrella of protection through our Licensing Agreements with these organizations. Included is the music played by deejays and bands. By filling out the form below your organization is stating that the above is understood and acknowledged. Further, that your organization wishes to comply with, and not infringe upon, National Copyright Laws; wishes to participate in the Licensing Agreements established between the NFA and ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC; and has designated the individual signing below to complete this form (by providing the total number of annual parties/dances/classes and the estimated average number of people attending annually).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • To figure the payment amount for parties/dances:

Multiply the estimated number of parties/dances per year by the estimated attendance at each. This equals the total number of estimated annual attendees. Next, multiply the total number of estimated annual attendees x .28 cents, this equals the total due.

Example: 

2 parties/dances per month = 24 parties/dances per year

2 attendees at each party/dance = 48 attendees per year

48 x .28 = $13.44 total due

 

  • To figure the amount for classes/lessons:

Multiply the estimated number of classes/lessons per year by the estimated attendance at each. This equals the total number of estimated annual attendees. Next, multiply the total number of estimated annual attendees x .28 cents, this equals the total due.

 

Example: 

2 classes/lessons per month = 24 classes/lessons per year

2 attendees at each class/lesson = 48 attendees per year

48 x .28 = $13.44 total due

 


After figuring the total due, complete the form below and click submit. You will be automatically transferred to Paypal. Once at Paypal, enter the payment amount (total due) into the "Price Per Item" field and continue to follow prompts. After submitting payment, you will be transferred automatically back to our website. If your club also hosts a multi-day event or convention, please fill out a Participation Agreement for each event. Upon receiving your Participation Agreement, the NFA will provide its logo as well as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC logos that should be added to your website, newsletter, and all advertising/flyers/promotional materials. The NFA will also provide you a Participation Confirmation Certificate for your files. 

Don't hesitate to call 1-877-632-2582 or email us with any questions you may have in filling out this form.​​​

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