The Inverclyde Music Festival is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement
with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. This means that entrants do not have to
seek copyright permission for any poetry, prose or solo dramatic items performed, to a time
limit of 10 minutes.
Performers and teachers will be delighted to know that their participation in the Festival
means that authors will be directly reimbursed as a consequence of their work being performed at this Festival.
Duologues and group dramatic activity are not covered by this agreement, and copyright for
these items should be sought by performers at the time of entry. Solo dramatic items must
be announced with title and author at the time of performance to qualify for copyright indemnity, and the performer must not change the words or gender of the character.
All performances using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright law.
Songs from shows in current production may be sung as a concert item, i.e., with no costume
or movement without need for copyright permission.
Where movement or costume are included in a performance, copyright permission is required, and the Festival Committee accepts these entries on the basis that the appropriate
copyright permission has been sought.
Performers or teachers with queries on how to obtain copyright permission for performance
items should contact Festivals House on 0870 7744290 before making their entries.
The use of video, audio recording equipment or flash photography is not permitted during
performances. This includes the use of smart phones.
Photography is permitted during breaks between classes; however these should be for personal use and not shared on the internet or social media without prior consent of those
Inverclyde Music Festival has a Safeguarding Policy approved by the British and International Federation of Festivals. It aims to inform and involve parents, guardians, carers and
teachers in partnership in order to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, a safe environment at the Festival. Competing groups must be accompanied by the correct ratio of
Details of the policy can be downloaded from the Festival website. Sponsors must sign on
the Entry Form that they have read this policy and have informed the parents / carers of
those that they are sponsoring of the policy contents.
Sponsors will be informed of the date, time, and venue of the class(es) entered. Particular
attention will be drawn to the requirement that, where parents, guardians or carers are not
personally attending with their children, it is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure that their
children are accompanied and adequately supervised at the Festival by responsible adults
acting on their behalf.
Festival personnel will be chosen by the Committee and during the Festival all Committee
Members and volunteers will be identified by the wearing of suitable badges.
Anyone wearing a badge can be approached and will be able to give directions to someone
who will deal with any question or problem.