Selling Arrangements of Copyrighted Works
You will earn a 10% commission for any arrangement of an existing copyrighted song
Arrangeable Song Catalog
We have an extensive catalog of arrangeable songs, and you may search for your song to make sure it is eligible to be arranged before creating your arrangement. Not all songs are allowed, and excluded works are also listed in the catalog. You may search and find your song and know if it is eligible or excluded. If a copyrighted work is not in our database and not excluded, you may still sell your arrangement by providing the details of the original work. Please note that the catalog of arrangeable songs is subject to change at any time.
Unique Arrangements of Single Works Only
Only arrangements of single works are allowed. Medleys of copyrighted works may not be sold in Noteflight Marketplace at this time. Arrangements must be uniquely created from the original work and cannot be based on an existing arrangement. Selling an arrangement of an existing arrangement is not permitted in Noteflight Marketplace.
Large Ensembles Restricted
Large ensemble arrangements of copyrighted works are not permitted on Noteflight Marketplace at this time. This includes orchestra, concert band, marching band, and jazz ensembles with 21 or more performers. When selling an arrangement of a copyrighted work, large ensemble formats and the “21 or more performers” pricing option are not available.
When placing your arrangement of a copyrighted work for sale, the visual and audio preview will be set to half of your score or 32 measures, whichever is less.
Minimum pricing is provided for selling arrangements of copyrighted works. These prices are based on the number of authorized performers and are subject to change. When selling your arrangement, you will see the following minimum prices once you select the number of authorized performers for your work:
- 1 Performer: $3.99
- 2 Performers: $4.99
- 3 Performers: $9.99
- 4 Performers: $14.99
- 5-10 Performers: $19.99
- 11-20 Performers: $24.99
- 21 or More Performers: $49.99
Arrangements of Works Identified in the Score Catalog
When selling arrangements of copyrighted works identified in our catalog, simply identify the original copyrighted song on which your arrangement is based. Noteflight will provide and place the proper title, writer credits, and copyright notice on your score for you. You will provide your arranger name during the selling process and Noteflight will add this to your score in the upper left. Before selling your arrangement, you may leave the Composer, Lyricist, and Copyright fields blank. Noteflight will replace these fields with the proper information and replace your title if it does not exactly match the original song on which your arrangement is based.
Arrangements of Works Not in the Catalog
Be sure to first thoroughly search for your work with multiple keywords to make sure it is not in the catalog. If no match is found you may sell your work by providing all known details of the work, including title, artist, composer, and lyricist. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide on the ownership of the work.
Selling Arrangements Created from Purchased Scores
Some scores purchased in Noteflight Marketplace are eligible to be used as the basis for your own sellable arrangement. This means you may purchase an original work, create an editable copy, make a new arrangement from your copy, and then sell it. Works that are allowed to be used for the basis of your own sellable arrangement are marked “Sellable Arrangement: Allowed.”
When selling your arrangement created from an editable copy of a purchased score, the original title, writer credits, and copyright will be preserved. You will provide your arranger name and Noteflight will place this on the score for you. In addition, a link to purchase the original work will be referenced from your arrangement.
Exclusivity of Selling Copyrighted Arrangements
Arrangements of copyrighted works are only permitted to be sold on Noteflight Marketplace or Sheet Music Plus ArrangeMe. Selling an arrangement on Noteflight Marketplace or ArrangeMe does not grant any additional permission to sell your work on other websites, or in physical printed sheet music, unless you have a direct agreement with the work owner or publisher.