With a catalogue of over 1 million copyrights spanning all genres, Warner/Chappell are sure to have the right track for your project. Whether you?re looking for a hot new pop track for a TV commercial or a selection of 60?s classics for a feature film, we can help you find something within budget. Please call or email one of our experienced creative team to discuss your music requirements. All our music searches are absolutely free.
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Once you?ve found something you like, we can talk you through costs and how the licensing process works. Music copyright can be a minefield so here?s a quick guide to help you understand it.
There are two underlying copyrights within a piece of recorded music - the publishing rights and the recording (or master) rights. The publishing rights are the rights to the "song" - the words, the melody, the lyrics etc. Then there are the recording rights - often controlled by a record company, these are the rights to the actual master recording of the song.
Let's use the song "Summertime" by George and Ira Gershwin as an example. Warner/Chappell control the publishing rights to this song. Suppose I wanted to use the Miles Davis recording of "Summertime". As well as approaching Warner/Chappell, I'd need to clear this with Sony Records who own the master recording. Or maybe I decide to use Brian Wilson's version. His recording is owned by Walt Disney Records so I'd need their permission. Which ever recording I used, I'd always need Warner/Chappell's permission.