A collection of helpful pointers regarding the playing of music during your live streamed classes.

The CIMSPA website states the following:

Working with leading sector partners CIMSPA have developed this policy to define and enable good practice – supporting independent practitioners across the UK to keep delivering and keep the nation active.

We highly recommend you make use of this policy before delivering any activities online. The policy includes information on qualifications, insurance, disclaimers, recording sessions, participant and practitioner safety, safeguarding, legislation, music licensing and policy compliance.

⚠️ Relevant licence

Are you playing music during the class? You need to ensure you have the relevant licence to do so, as you would in your class run from a studio or other physical location.

EMD UK has compiled some very helpful information on permissible music purchases without the need for sync licenses.

EMD UK has also created a Coronavirus FAQs for instructors, which includes information about using music during your live streamed virtual classes.

πŸŽ™ Un-muted participants

When noise is picked up from microphones other than yours, it will interfere with the sound clarity coming from your broadcast. This means that if some participants are left un-muted, others will find it difficult to hear the music you're playing. Consider muting all participants during the class and explaining why you're doing so.

▢️ Avoid trying to "sync" music

By getting participants to press play on the same track as you at the same time will inevitably cause a lag between you and them receiving the live stream. Even a few (milli)seconds lag in the music can create a bad experience for participants.

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