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MASTER LICENSE

This is a license you need when using a particular version of a song.  Some songs have been recorded many times by different artists and the license you will need is for the recording that you want to use.  This right is typically held by the Record Company if its a well-known song, but it could be held by the Composer or Artist as well.  In the case of licensing any of the Nightingale Music Production or Indie Tracks, we and or our sub-agents around the world have the the rights to grant this license.

 

See also SYNC LICENSE, REPRODUCTION LICENSE, BROADCAST/PERFORMING RIGHTS LICENSE

PERFORMING RIGHTS / BROADCAST LICENSE

Performing Rights are normally paid by the broadcaster not the production company. This is a license is typically granted by the Performing Rights Society (PRO) in the territories of broadcast.   You usually don’t have to do anything for this, except file a ‘music usage’ sheet (cue sheet) to either the licensor of the song, or to the PRO in each territory that the production is broadcast in.   In most territories the broadcasters pay a ‘blanket’ fee to the PRO's based on their revenues and then this money is then split up amongst the composers and publishers based on the cue sheets that have been received by the PROs.  So your cue sheet allows the composer to get their rightful share of the money that the PRO’s collect from the broadcasters.

 

See also MASTER LICENSE, REPRODUCTION LICENSE, SYNC LICENSE

REPRODUCTION LICENSE

This is a license you need when you want to ‘reproduce’ or make copies of someone else’s music (ie: for games, DVD, toys, CDs)
This right must be granted by both the Copyright owner and and the Master owner.  In the case of licensing any of the Nightingale Music Production or Indie Tracks, we and or our sub-agents around the world have the the rights to grant this license.


See also SYNC LICENSE, MASTER LICENSE, BROADCAST/PERFORMING RIGHTS LICENSE

SYNC LICENSE

One of a number of licenses you will need in order to use a song in your project.   In this case, a Sync License
is required whenever you are  ‘synchronizing the music to a visual cue (ie: scene in a film), or synchronized to other elements (such as a radio program). This right is granted by the ‘copyright’ owner who is usually the ‘publisher’ or ‘creator’ of the song.   In the case of licensing any of the Nightingale Music Production or Indie Tracks, we and or our sub-agents around the world have the the rights to grant this license.


See also MASTER LICENSE, REPRODUCTION LICENSE, BROADCAST/PERFORMING RIGHTS LICENSE

CUE SHEET (ALSO KNOWN AS A MUSIC USEAGE SHEET)

A Cue sheet is a form that producers are required to fill out and submit to the publisher when their production is intended for broadcast. The information to be filled out on the cue sheet would include such things as: Name of Production, Producer, song title, length, and type of use (background or theme etc). One cue sheet must be supplied for each production and if the production is subsequently sold to another territory, then the producer must let the publisher know.  Filing the cue sheet is just to allow the publishers to submit to their performing rights societies who collect performance royalties from broadcasters and pay them out to the composers who have music playing on their networks.  You can submit your cue sheets directly to us by fax (416) 221-2676 or by email: cuesheets@nightingalemusic.com  Click here for a sample cue sheet

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LICENSE A SONG OR PRODUCTION MUSIC

The licensing fees vary depending on the type of use (ie: territory, and whether it's for film,television, games etc) and whether you are licensing a production music track or an Indie Song. The rates can be as low as $30/minute for corporate non-broadcast use of our production music and can go up into the thousands for Indie Artists and Major TV commercials. We take a lot of things into consideration and deal with our clients on an individual and project by project basis.  Our rates will be competitive and our music is most definitely worth it.

HOW MANY SONGS ARE IN THE NIGHTINGALE CATALOGUE(CAT)

We have more than 1000 tracks to choose from and we are adding all the time, so do keep checking back for updates.

CAN YOU HELP ME FIND OTHER MUSIC

We do offer many music services, including Music Clearances and Music Supervision, so if you don't find what you are looking for in our catalogue then just let us know and we will find and clear it for you.

WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND THE LYRICS FOR A SONG ON YOUR SITE THAT HAS VOCALS.

If you don't see the lyrics please let us know and we'll get them to you.  Contact us at: admin@nightingalemusic.com

 

I AM A COMPOSER/ARTIST.  HOW CAN I SUBMIT MUSIC TO YOU

All submissions should be sent to submissions@nightingalemusic.com

HOW TO USE THE QUICK SEARCH

Our search engine is currently under renovation. For any searches, please contact us directly; admin2@nightingalemusic.com

HOW TO TRANSFER THE RINGTONE I JUST BOUGHT TO MY PHONE?

Nightingale Music distributes its ringtones in mp3 format. Check if your phone supports mp3 files - most phones nowadays do. Then transfer the file from your computer to your phone using either a USB cable (often included with your phone) and/or Bluetooth. If you are using Microsoft Windows your phone might appear listed under My Computer. If you need any helping loading your ringtone to your phone, please contact us.