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Barney Childs Collection: Copyright Permissions

How to determine if a work is under copyright

Use the manuscript scores section of the finding aid to determine who owns the rights to a score that you want to copy, perform or publish.

If Armacost Library holds copyright

Copyright for works not assigned to a specific publisher rests with the estate of Barney Childs. Armacost Library can fulfill requests for these works by performers or publishers per the terms of Childs' bequest. Contact Sanjeet Mann to begin the request process.

If a publisher holds copyright

Works that are known to be under copyright to a particular publisher are identified as such in the finding aid:

You are responsible for contacting the appropriate publisher to obtain a copy or performance rights.

The American Composers Alliance, a non-profit concert music publisher based in New York City, maintains a large catalog of works by Barney Childs available for reprint at affordable prices. To request permissions or purchase a copy of a score, view its detailed record and click the "Place an Order / Inquire about this work" link to send an email.

For more information on copyright, see the Armacost Library Copyright and Fair Use Guide.