All state schools across Scotland automatically have a Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML), funded by the Scottish Government, meaning that schools can legally photocopy and arrange music for curricular and extra-curricular music activity. Schools are required to report data on any printed music that is being copied and arranged on an easy-to-access online portal HERE. This can be done on a termly basis, saving teachers’ time. Submission deadlines for 2022-2023 are:
- No later than Thursday 22nd December 2022
- No later than Thursday 6th April 2023
- No later than Thursday 27th July 2023
Every Copy Counts is a campaign to raise awareness of the SPML and the requirements. Teachers can access a range of information, guidance and resources to support them with meeting the terms of the licence, including drop-in events to have any questions answered. Find out more in this short film and visit www.everycopycounts.co.uk/events to book onto a drop-in event. Through schools effectively sharing data, the composers, songwriters and arrangers of the music get fairly paid. To find out more visit www.everycopycounts.co.uk and follow @EveryCopyCounts to join a community of educators supporting fairness in printed music copyright. You can download the Every Copy Counts ‘How to Guide’ here.