Custom licenses are needed for anything outside of our compulsory mechanical license option (that's the $13 one).
We charge a $100 fee to negotiate your license with the appropriate rights holder(s)/music publisher(s). This is the most affordable rate online, and if we don’t get a response from the other party/parties, we don’t keep your $100. We are the risk-free option for custom licensing negotiations.
Examples of some instances where you would need a custom license include but are not limited to:
- changing the lyrics
- using master audio or samples in a song
- covering a song in a video
- using master audio for a film/commercial/TV show
- distributing your covers in countries outside of the United States
If you have another use in mind, you should consult qualified legal counsel in your jurisdiction.
With custom licenses, the rights holder(s)/publisher(s) have the option to decline your request, not respond to your request, or charge whatever they want for your request. They can also take as much time as they want to respond. We will always go over expectations with you on the phone or through email regarding your requests prior to invoicing you. If you think you need a custom license, give us a call at 323-776-6475.