How to enter contest MEDLEYS (medleys NOT purchased from the Barbershop Harmony Society)
*On the "Song Entry Process" screen, click the button which says "Other Source". A song information box will appear.
1.) Click the "Yes" button on the Medley line.
2.) Type the full title of the medley in the "Medley Title Box". If no actual title is listed, list each individual song, and then the word "Medley". For example, "Come Fly With Me/What'll I Do/Memphis Blues Medley"
3.) Type the name of the medley arranger in the "Arranger" box. This is the arranger of the medley, not necessarily the individual songs which comprise the medley
4.) Type the copyright year of the medley in the "Original Copyright Date" box. This is the year the medley was created, not when the individual songs were copyrighted
5.) Type the permission-to-arrange date in the "Permission to Arrange Date" box, using the format MM/DD/YYYY. This is the date the arranger received permission to create the medley, and is usually listed on the sheet music as "This Arrangement Copyright © 19xx...". If this date is not listed on the sheet music, you'll need to acquire this information from the same place/person you purchased the arrangement.
- If the medley does not list the exact month/day under "This arrangement Copyright © 19xx...", you may simply type "01/01/19xx" in the field.
6.) Type the date you purchased the medley in the "Date Purchased by Contestant" box, using the format MM/DD/YYYY.
*Next - you'll be entering in the copyright information for each song in the medley. After entering the information about the medley itself using the above instructions, begin with the copyright/publisher information on the first song.
7.) Type the full title of the song (not medley) in the "Song Title" box
8.) Type the name of the arranger in the "Arranger" box
9.) Type the name of the composer in the "Composer" box. This may be listed on your sheet music as "Music by ____"
10.) Type the name of the lyricist in the "Lyricist" box. This may be listed on your sheet music as "Words by ____"
- The names for #9 and #10 may be the same
- If your sheet music lists "Words and Music by John Doe and Jane Doe", type one name in the "Composer" box, and the other in the "Lyricist" box
- If there are more than two names listed under "Words and Music by ____", type ALL names, making sure the "Composer" and "Lyricist" fields each have at least one name in them
11.) Type the name(s) of the copyright owner(s) in the "Copyright Owner" box. Remember that this is for the individual song you are entering, not the entire medley
- If the song is Public Domain (written prior to the year 1923), the "Arranger" and "Copyright Owner" fields are identical
- If the song is NOT Public Domain (any song written after the year 1922), the copyright owner(s) are generally listed on the first page of the sheet music
12.) Type the copyright year in the "Copyright Date" box. This is generally found immediately preceding the copyright owners on the first page of the sheet music
13.) Enter the permission-to-arrange date in the "Permission to arrange Date" box using the format MM/DD/YYYY. This date matches the date you entered for #5
14.) Verify all of the information you have listed is correct, and then click the "Save" button
15.) A new screen will appear, giving you the option to add more songs to the medley. Click the "Market Place" button if the next song in the medley is from a song available through the BHS, otherwise click the "Other Source" button
*Repeat steps 7-15 for each and every song in the medley
*When you have finished entering the copyright/publisher information for each and every song in the medley, click the button which says "Finish adding songs to Medley"
*You'll now be taken back to the opening "Song Entry Process" screen. For help entering more contest songs which ARE NOT medleys, CLICK HERE
*To see what songs are entered for your quartet, click the "Show Saved Songs" button
*When finished entering all contest songs and medleys for your quartet, click the "Finish Contest Entry" button
*Finished entering all of your contest songs/medleys? CLICK HERE