We charge $100 for custom licensing requests, and it is typically our last resort.
Before you spit your drink out…
- We do not charge a percentage of any negotiated fee.
- We give a full refund if we do not get a response from the publisher(s).
- $100 is less than the other option out there.
Custom licenses present unique challenges. Unlike our compulsory mechanical licenses (audio only cover song licenses), these license requests have to be approved directly by the rights holder(s)/publisher(s). This means, there are no rules for how long it takes for a publisher to respond. It means they don't have to respond at all. Depending on the request, they can charge you $1 or $1,000,000 for use of their composition.
We do our best to be as transparent as possible about the hill you are about to climb. We also do our best to give you the information you need and the direction to walk in so that you can accomplish it yourself, free of charge.
Yes. Free of charge. If we know who the publishers are, or who to directly contact, or what form you'll need to fill out, we will give you all of that information and let you run. As artists ourselves, we want to save you money while giving you the tools to succeed.