No. Artists may file through any IDBLM authorized music licensing agency or publisher. If you choose to license with another provider, you can still get the Seal of Authenticity from us! Contact us to submit your Proof of Licensing and payment to us. If you choose to license with us, you can add the Seal and IDBLM filing to any licensing project by checking the box at checkout. When you file with us, no additional steps are required by you.