Licensing an MTI Musical

Are you brand-new to licensing, or need a reminder? We’re here to help!

Everything you need to know about doing business with MTI (from becoming a customer to licensing your musical) is laid out below. If you’re interested in learning how to license a Broadway Junior® musical, please click here.

Create a MyMTI Account 

The magic of bringing an MTI show to your stage begins in your MyMTI Account. You’ll need to create a MyMTI account in order to license a show and conduct other business with MTI. 

This important first step is pretty straightforward, and we've laid out some MyMTI step-by-step instructions to get you up-and-running in no time!

Once you've created your MyMTI account and found your existing theatrical organization (or have registered a new one), you'll be all set to order perusals and apply to license MTI titles.  

Applying for a license

The fun is just getting started! Now that you have created your MyMTI Account and chosen an MTI show to perform, it is time to apply for a license. 

License applications can be completed online in your MyMTI Account. We'll request all kinds of important information, like performance dates, ticket pricing, seating capacity, and contact information. If your selected show has no restrictions*, you will receive an official OFFER once you click SUBMIT (more on that in the drawer below).

Good news - you can apply for up to three titles at the same time with the same anticipated dates. Customers do this to see what's available in their area in that specific time frame, or because they haven't decided what show they want to produce. This way, you're able to apply for three titles at once and decide later which show you're going to produce in that timeframe. If you're applying for shows during different anticipated dates (like when setting your theatrical season), simply submit additional applications.

(Please note, any presentation of a musical from MTI that takes place in front of an assembly of people (no matter how few) is considered royalty-bearing under the law, whether or not admission is charged. This can include "invited" dress rehearsals or contest excerpts. A valid performance license and royalty fee is required for all of these performances. If you have any questions about whether or not a performance may require a royalty, please ask your MTI licensing representative.)

Your License Offer / Production Contract

Once your license application is processed, you will receive a license OFFER. (Your OFFER is also known as your PRODUCTION CONTRACT.) Your OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT is very important. It outlines everything you are permitted (and not permitted) to do with a particular title.

Your license OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT is valid for six (6) weeks from the date of issue. To secure the rights outlined in the OFFER, you must return the signed license OFFER with payment within these six (6) weeks (more on payment in the drawer below).

(If the OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT is not returned as outlined above, show availability and the fees quoted may be withdrawn. If you decide to change the dates or other details of your production, you should notify MTI in writing immediately, since changes can affect the availability and conditions of a license.)

Please read carefully to ensure you are properly following all contractual obligations outlined in your OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT. All of our shows have contractual restrictions regarding billing, production, and other things. The OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT also outlines your royalty payments and rental fees for that show. 


We are well on our way to getting your organization's next hit on the stage! 

In order for your OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT to become a BOOKING, a deposit (or, for Broadway Junior, payment-in-full) is required. 

For full-length shows, we allow groups to hold the contract offer open and reserve the performance rights, provided we've received the signed OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT and payment of the $400 security deposit. (Please note, we must receive payment in full before any materials can be shipped.)

For Broadway Junior musicals, there is no security deposit option, and payment must be received in full.

A signed and authorized purchase order is acceptable for schools and government agencies only (accepted for both royalty and rental payment).  In order for materials to be shipped, we must receive either your check or credit card information for the security fee, the signed and authorized purchase order, and of course the signed OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT

Your Booking

Once we have received payment and processed your signed OFFER / PRODUCTION CONTRACT the offer becomes a BOOKING. Congratulations! This BOOKING is the official permission to perform your show on the requested dates.

Your Rental Materials

The materials rented by MTI are the materials that have been provided by the author(s) of the work and are the ONLY authorized materials for rehearsals or performances. We send you everything you need to rehearse and perform the show: librettos (scripts), vocal books, piano-conductor scores, and orchestra parts. No other materials are required.

Provided we receive full payment and a signed copy of the Production Contract, a full set of materials will be shipped approximately two (2) months before the first performance. Please allow up to ten (10) days for delivery. At the conclusion of your show, all of the materials must be shipped back to MTI.

You can find shipment information under Booking Details in your MyMTI Account.

(If you have licensed a Broadway Junior title, ALL materials included in the ShowKit are yours to keep!)


Should you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or check out our Help section.