The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) has transitioned into a new, more user friendly database and web portal. Each member funeral home and affiliate member must create a password using the email address we have on file to access the new system. Please follow this link and select Forgot your Password to complete the setup of your login information. If you have any issues, please contact Kelly or Michelle at 800-291-2629 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Simply CLICK HERE to renew.
Dues should be received by March 1st to avoid any interruption in member services. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Deitz at 800-291-2629 with any questions.
- Preplanning: A Precious Gift to Those You Love
- Why Preplan?
- Why Prefund?
- New York State Laws Protect Consumers
- If a Funeral Home Closes
- Special Considerations for Medicaid/SSI Applicants & Recipients
- How to Choose a Funeral Director
- The Prearrangement Conference
- After the Prearrangement Conference
- Consumer Checklist for Prefunding a Funeral
- Personal & Financial Affairs Checklist for End-of-Life Planning
Renew Your Music License
Let us take this opportunity to remind all NYSFDA members of your obligation to comply with U.S. copyright law by purchasing a 2016 music license. The annual music license covers both live and recorded music played at any funeral service. This includes music played at the funeral home or at another facility that is performed in connection with some type of funeral or memorial service or ceremony.
If any one of the three U.S. music licensing organizations – Society of European Stage Authors & Composers (SESAC), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) – performs an inspection and determines you are allowing copyrighted music to be played during services at your funeral home without the proper license, you could face a copyright infringement lawsuit and fines of up to $30,000.
Members of NYSFDA are eligible to purchase a comprehensive 2016 music license directly through NFDA for $243, the lowest price available anywhere. A license must be purchased annually for each funeral home location to ensure you are properly licensed and in compliance with federal copyright law.
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