You are not going to like what you are about to read.
But if you are performing publicly to music you do not own, for your own protection, please keep reading. Every professional dancer should know at least the basics of music publishing law, particularly if she wants to appear in an audio-visual production destined for commercial distribution.
From Hollywood blockbuster movies down to clips on YouTube the law is the same and it applies to anyone
who uses someone else’s music for their own purposes.