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Master License
Permission to re-record a recording that someone else made.

We do not offer Master Licenses at this time. To get a Master License you need to contact the artist directly, or their record label.

Whenever you make a new recording of an existing recording that someone else made, even if it's just a small sample, you need a Master License. This pays a royalty to the artist or their record label for the right to use their recording on your new audio recording.

Common uses of Master Licenses include sampling, use of background tracks, and licensing of entire songs for special compilation albums (such as the Now! series). Master Licenses should be secured before distribution. Reputable manufacturers require Proof of Licensing before they press your CDs or DVDs. Reputable online stores require Proof of Licensing before they will publish your album.

Note that whenever you need a Master License for CDs or Digital Downloads, you also need a Mechanical License. The Master License pays only the artist for the right to use their recording; the Mechanical License pays the composer for the right to use their song.

Note that whenever you need a Master License for DVDs or video, you also need a Synchronization License. The Master License pays only the artist for the right to use their recording; the Synchronization License pays the composer for the right to use their song.

Master Licenses are custom negotiated between the licensee and the copyright holder. This means that the copyright holder can demand any price or deny permission altogether. We do not offer Master Licenses at this time. To get a Master License you need to contact the artist directly, or their record label.

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