Permission must be sought for copyrighted music used in the performance
of plays licensed by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. unless performance
rights have been cleared or the music has entered the public domain.
Although there is no central clearinghouse for music rights, information
and rights may often be obtained through ASCAP
(The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), BMI
(Broadcast Music, Inc.) or Warner
Sound designs, recorded music and sheet music are available from the Play
Service for the following titles. Please note prices and additional performance
fees as applicable. You are required to apply for a license
before you use any of the optional recorded music or sheet music that list fees below.
Optional Supplementary Materials: You may apply for an optional supplementary production materials
license simultaneously or after you apply for a performance license to produce the associated
play. You may not apply for an optional materials license prior to this time. To apply for an optional materials license, use the Application for Nonprofessional Supplementary Production Materials
Performance Rights, and to purchase the materials, use the links
below. Shipping of the materials will occur after you have remitted payment to DPS.
Required Supplementary Materials: Required supplementary production materials, denoted by the phrase "required for production" below, will be automatically billed to you at the time your performance license for the associated play is issued. It is not necessary to order the materials separately or to apply for a supplementary materials license. Shipping of the materials will occur after you have remitted payment to DPS. Use of these materials is required for all productions.
Music and/or sound effects for many DPS plays are also available
Production Music, Inc. Click on Sound
Effects for a list of these titles. For information on other sound
recordings, such as prerecorded text or rehearsal CDs, click on Other
Recordings. For information on projected images and video, visit our
and Video page.
Sound Design and Music CDs