USA Cheer released the USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative and implementing these guidelines at all Varsity Brand camps and competitions, beginning immediately. This initiative was designed to ensure that the cheerleading community is aware of U.S. copyright laws related to music. You can review the announcement from USA Cheer here.
There is a lot of important information for all of us – event producers, coaches, choreographers, and athletes. This information aligns with recently released guidelines in regards to music at Varsity Summer Camps at which teams have the option to bring a home pom routine. To help simplify these new guidelines, USA Cheer and Varsity Spirit have created an additional resource that provides you with options for the upcoming competition season.
Please read through all of this information carefully. You can find the USA Cheer Music Copyrights Educational Initiative, as well as Frequently Asked Questions on USACheer.net. USA Cheer is also developing a preferred music provider list, which will be updated on USACheer.net/music as new providers are identified.