Leasing music is a great way to get the music you need for your project without having to pay for it outright. You can lease music for a single use in a project for private purposes. This means that you can use the music in your project, but you cannot sell or distribute the project without the permission of the music owner. Leasing music is a great way to get the music you need without spending a lot of money.
Commercial synchronization licensing is a music license that allows a licensee to use a copyrighted song in timed relation with other audio or visual content in a production, such as a film, television program, commercial, video game, or presentation. A synchronization license is obtained from the copyright holder of the song (usually the music publisher or record label) and must be secured prior to using the song in a production.
There are two main types of synchronization licenses
- A master use license, which grants the licensee the right to use a particular recording of a song in a production.
- A composition license, which grants the licensee the right to use a particular song (regardless of who recorded it) in a production.
Commercial synchronization licenses are typically negotiated and obtained on a case-by-case basis, and the terms of the license (such as the duration, territory, and media) will be determined by the parties involved. In some cases, a pre-existing synchronization license agreement may exist that will allow a production to use a song without having to negotiate a new license.
An exclusive music production license grants the licensee the exclusive right to use, produce, and distribute the music in all media and formats, in perpetuity. The licensee is granted these rights in exchange for a one-time payment to the licensor. The payment can be a lump sum or an ongoing royalty, depending on the agreement between the parties.
The exclusive nature of the license means that the licensee is the only party with the right to use the music, and the licensor cannot license the music to anyone else. This can be a valuable asset for a production company or record label, as it gives them control over the music and ensures that they will be the only ones able to profit from it.