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The IDBLM Seal of Authenticity
We are proud to partner with, a site dedicated to transparency in music licensing. You've paid for your licenses. Now show the world with the IDBLM Seal of Authenticity: Only $20.00 per album or single.

What is
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The International Database of Licensed Music ( is a site dedicated to transparency in music licensing. It provides a public record of licensed works and displays the proof of licensing obtained for each release. The goal is to reward artists that release music legally.

How do artists benefit?
Artists that have paid to obtain the necessary licensing deserve public recognition. IDBLM is a forum where copyright holders, publishers, fans, and peers can go to discover honest artists and legitimate music releases. Anyone can search IDBLM for free, and sign up is not required. Each artist that files also benefits from the IDBLM Seal of Authenticity, a visual affirmation of the legitimacy of their music. Artists that file may display the Seal with their music, online, and in print, to prove it is licensed.

How do copyright holders benefit?
IDBLM offers copyright holders an easy verification source to learn which licenses have been obtained for a particular release. With one IDBLM search, they can easily check all types of licenses: mechanical, synchronization, master, public performance, print, and theatrical.
The IDBLM seal goes on your album art or web page and links to your Proof of Licensing when clicked or scanned with a smartphone.

What is the Seal of Authenticity?
The IDBLM Seal of Authenticity is a logo that indicates inclusion in the IDBLM database, and that music licensing has been obtained and verified. Each Seal includes a unique ID, and links directly to the proof of licensing when clicked, or when scanned with a smart phone (using QR code technology). The Seal is like the © copyright symbol for licensed music: The copyright symbol indicates copyrighted status; the Seal indicates licensed status. Artists that file may display the Seal with their music, online, and in print, to prove it is licensed.

How does it work?
1) Fans, publishers, and copyright holders find the IDBLM Seal of Authenticity on your album, indicating your inclusion in the public International Database of Licensed Music.
2) When they click or scan your album with a smartphone IDBLM opens and displays licensing for your album. They can also search using the unique numeric ID embedded in each Seal.

3) You can file Proof of Licensing, Proof of Original Content, Proof of Public Domain Content and more from any authorized licensing agency, and fans can see exactly what you have licensed, what is original, and what is Public Domain.

Why get the Seal of Authenticity?
You wouldn't drive your car without a license plate. If you did, you would draw attention, regardless of your license status. The IDBLM seal is like a license plate for your music. You've taken extra steps to be legal. Now show that off with pride. Impress fans, stand out from the crowd, minimize scrutiny.

Is this required by law?
No. Proof of Licensing is all that is required by law. This is an additional way to show the public you have done things legally.

How do I get the Seal?
You can add the Seal to any Easy Song Licensing purchase at checkout. After you purchase, you can access the seal by clicking 'Get Seal of Authenticity' near the left side of your Easy Song Licensing project. You can download the Seal in a variety of sizes, and instructions are provided to include the Seal in your digital album artwork or CD insert.

Do I need to buy the seal for each format?
No. One seal covers all formats for an album or single. If you release your album on compact discs and digital downloads, you will need to purchase only one Seal. Once you have purchased, subsequent licensing purchases for the same album or single will automatically be filed with IDBLM and displayed from your Seal. You will also be able to access the seal from any licensing project for that album.

Is the Seal of Authenticity included with IDBLM filing?
Yes. The IDBLM Seal of Authenticity is included with each IDBLM filing. Filing means your Proof of Licensing is placed in the IDBLM database. The Seal links to IDBLM and displays all filings for that album or single.

Can I file albums that have been previously released?
Yes. If you purchased your licensing from, you can add the seal to any past album for $20.00. To do so, please call us and have your the ESL ProjectID or album title and artist ready. If you purchased your licensing from another provider, please follow the instructions below to mail us your Proof of Licensing.

How do I affix the Seal to my album artwork and promotional materials?
You can have your designer embed the seal in your album artwork, add a link to your web page, and even print stickers to put on your album and promotional materials (helpful if CDs have already been manufactured). Put the seal on your albums, promotional posters, pass-along cards, and merchandise to prove you are legit.

Do I need to buy my licensing from you to file with IDBLM?
No. Artists may file through any IDBLM authorized music licensing agency or publisher. Proof of licensing and a small fee is all that is required to file. If you choose to license with us, Easy Song Licensing will cover your filing and fee for $20.00 per album or single. Add this to any licensing project by checking the box at checkout. When you file with us, no additional steps are required by you. Alternatively, you may provide proof of licensing from any source by delivering a copy of the proof of licensing to us along with the $20.00 filing fee (checks made to Legacy Productions, Inc., or pay online).

By mail:
Easy Song Licensing
IDBLM Filing
2600 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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