All music in BandMusic PDF Library is available for free download in the United States, either because it is in the public domain in the United States or because its creator(s) made it available under a Creative Commons license. Visitors from other countries are responsible for determining that they are complying with their country’s copyright laws, which may differ from those of the USA.

For many years all works first published in the United States in 1922 and earlier were in the public domain. On January 1st, 2019 all musical works first published in the United States in 1923 entered the public domain, and the cutoff date for public domain music will advance one year each January 1st. We currently (in 2024) post music first copyrighted in 1928 and earlier.