How to Clear Music
How to Clear Music
- Allow adequate time to obtain approvals. In many instances, we have to track down a touring songwriter for approval of your request, and this can take time.
- Provide us with complete written details of the proposed use. For books, TV shows and films, we require plot descriptions and text pages showing the in-context placement of the proposed use.
- Send your completed request via mail, FAX or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any proposed changes to a quote or license must be requested in writing.
How NOT to Clear Music
- Don’t tell us how low your budget is. If your request is approved, we will quote based on our perception of the fair market value, not your budget.
- Don’t expect us to educate you in the clearance process or copyright law because you’ve never cleared anything before. You should know what you’re doing before you contact us. Consider hiring a clearance professional.
- Don’t expect approval on a request just because you’re a bona fide good-deed-doing charity. Many of our clients get dozens of charitable requests per week and they cannot all be approved.
- Don’t ever send us a letter stating that if you don’t hear from us, you will assume that the use has been approved. This will prompt an immediate and permanent denial.
- Don’t change our forms of the terms of a license unless you have sent us a written request asking to do so, and we have approved such request.
- Don’t chat up our receptionist. It has zero bearing on whether your request will be approved or the speed in which your request will be considered.
- No means no. It is not an invitation to appeal a decision or send further information that you meant to send in your original request.
- Don’t call our client or his or her manager or attorney directly to appeal their decision after receiving a response from this office.