Music Supervisor


A music supervisor is generally responsible for identifying appropriate music for a motion picture project and procuring the music licensing agreement. Licensing music for television, film, and web media can be very lucrative for the music's copyright owner(s), producing three potential sources of revenues:

1. An upfront fee paid by the client to the copyright owner(s) for the right to synchronize the music to motion picture (Synchronization License Fee).

2. An upfront fee paid by the client to the copyright owner(s) for the right to use the recording of the music (Master Use License Fee).

3. A 'backend' royalty paid by the client to the copyright owner(s)' performing rights organization for each public broadcast of the copyright owner(s)' music which, in turn, is paid by the performing rights organization to the copyright owner(s).

Representing the client from the outset of the project, the music supervisor must have a deep understanding of the legal implications of the public use of music copyright in a variety of instances as well as a good ear for finding suitable music per the project's criteria.

We Are Listening provides a range of music licensing services through our music competition platform, working directly with an accredited music supervisor on behalf of participating artists. Submit your songs for a chance to place your music in television and film projects.



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