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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 16

 

A Guide to Music Clearance

 

If you’re planning to use anything other than originally scored music in your film, television program, music video, commercial or multimedia project, you’ll need the services of a music supervisor and/or a studio or production company’s music clearance department or a music clearance service. You’ll want to know if the rights to the copyrighted musical material that you wish to use are available, how much each would cost to license, and whether your music budget will cover the cost of the music you wish to use. Early music planning could save you a lot of time and money by knowing exactly which pieces of music you can and cannot incorporate into your project.

The following guide, prepared by Music Reports, ...

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