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Like many people, you may be new to music licensing and wondering what exactly you need. Whether you're using music for a creative project, a work function, or a professional product, Easy Song has you covered. Whenever you use someone's music, whether you're sampling actual audio or just recreating the melody or lyrics, you will need a license that grants you the legal permission you need and compensates the rights holders for that permission. Most cover song licenses can be easily obtained in one to two business days for a small fee of $16.99 or less, plus royalties. However, if you've changed the lyrics, or the fundamental melody, or have a project that doesn't fit within the limitations of cover song licensing, Custom Licensing is necessary. Examples of this can include online videos, film projects, advertising campaigns, remixes and mashups, theatrical productions, and more.
Not sure if your project requires Custom Licensing? Well, the first step is gathering information about your project. Our team of experts provide free consultations to learn about your needs and take the time to explain what that means for you. Your agent will know which questions to ask, listen to your project goals and aspirations, and take all of this pertinent information to blueprint the best possible approach.
The second step is negotiating with the rights holders. This might be a publisher, a record label, an individual, or in some cases, all three. They the deciding factor on whether your permission gets approved, and nobody can force them to say yes, so it's important to start off right. When you sign up for Custom Licensing, you're paired with one of our Custom Licensing specialists who are equipped to help you propose the best offer possible to optimize your chances for approval.
The final step is finalizing any approved agreements. Easy Song simplifies this by handling all paperwork and payments to the licensors, ensuring that you receive properly signed agreements and that all parties are paid promptly. In our experience, the biggest pain point we've seen for independent artists is knowing just where to go to resolve their licensing request in the first place. Even when a well-known publisher or record label is identified, trying to get any answer from these companies can be challenging. Knowing how to present your request in a clean proposal takes skill and experience. Ultimately, Custom Licensing exists to save you time and money with the valuable advice you receive and network of contacts our expert team uses to put your requests out with your best foot forward. You'll receive accurate information, discover efficient solutions, and avoid costly detours.