If you produce a movie or film, make sure to get permission for any songs you did
not write, recordings made by other people, and lyrics if you show them. Licenses
should be secured before you show or distribute. Reputable manufacturers require
Proof of Licensing before they replicate your film. You do not need to license
songs that you wrote yourself or songs that you know are in the
The licenses required for film, Synchronization, Master, and Print licenses, are
custom-negotiated upfront with the copyright holder, and are a bit more complex.
If you need custom licensing help, please
contact us for assistance.
If your film has a song that someone else wrote, even if you are
the one playing the music.
If your film has an existing recording that someone else made,
even if it's just a small sample.
If you plan to display song lyrics.