BMI/ASCAP Licensing

CALLERLAB offers non-members the lowest prices on music licensing. If you call up to 50 dances/year, your cost is just $109.00! For more than 50 dances/year, the cost is a low $158.00. And you can get our $3,000,000 liability insurance for only $25 more. Signing up is easy: Just print and fill out the 2017-2018 Alternate License form, attach your check, and mail it to the Home Office. You may also view and download other Membership Applications forms from the Membership Forms page.  The attached pdf provides a list of current members, who call in the USA, who have BMI and ASCAP music licensing through CALLERLAB:


If you run dances or weekends of your own, you'll need a license for yourself. Where can you get licensed? You have some options: Deal with the licensing organizations yourself, join CALLERLAB, or get a license through CALLERLAB. BMI & ASCAP aren't set up to deal with individual callers, but they'll license clubs for about $22 per dance each—if you buy a year's worth of licenses in advance.

Joining CALLERLAB gives you both licenses, plus liability insurance, plus access to CALLERLAB's support and education services. Or you can get a license from CALLERLAB without becoming a full member. As a Licensee Member, you pay just the BMI & ASCAP fees plus a $25 administrative charge! Being licensed thru CALLERLAB covers you when calling club dances & weekends, your own dances & weekends, and calling at all festivals except State and National Conventions. Those conventions must get their own licenses. You're also covered if you do rounds or Country Western dances as part of your overall square-dance program.

The CALLERLAB Mission Statement is: To foster the art of square dance calling, and improve caller skills.