What is a sync license agreement?
A synchronization license is an agreement between a music user and the owner of a copyrighted composition (song) that grants permission to release the song in a video format (YouTube, DVDs, Blue-ray discs). This permission is also called synchronization rights, synch rights, or sync rights.
How do I get a synchronization license for a song?
Synchronization License: This is the right to synchronize a song or a piece of music with your visual image. It must be obtained from the copyright owner of the music, which is usually the publisher. You can find out who the publisher is by using ASCAP’s Clearance Express (ACE) at www.ascap.com/ace.
Is CD Baby good for sync licensing?
CD Baby is the most comprehensive rights management platform in the music industry, and we collect robust metadata on every single song in our sync-licensing catalog. That means we can move quickly on your behalf.
How does a sync deal work?
Sync Fee. Sync fees are payments made to the songwriter or music publisher for the permission to synchronize a song with visuals, be it a tv show, movie, commercial, etc. These apply any time a song is synced to a moving picture and are typically a one-time sum paid directly to the rights owner.
How much are sync deals?
Having said that the average sync fees for one-stop tracks range between $2000 and $5000 USD (master and publishing) for TV shows. License fees vary so much these days especially for commercials and it all comes down to where the campaign will be aired, for how long and the amount of edits the commercial will have.
Can you buy the rights to a song?
Buying the copyrights to a popular song can be cost prohibitive, but you can get access to the song by purchasing a license instead. Contact the owner of the song’s rights to ask about a license agreement. You’ll usually pay a recurring fee to use the song in an unlimited way.