So many iconic on-screen moments are defined by their soundtrack; Wayne and Garth singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in their car, Renton running through the streets of Edinburgh to the beat of ‘Lust for Life’ and Ferris Bueller being encouraged to steal a Ferrari by ‘Oh Yeah’.
Behind the scenes of these unforgettable moments and perfect song choices is an intricate and elaborate process. Music is protected, and any use of music in film, TV, online or onstage, must be licensed. Music licensing involves navigating the worlds of copyright, music publishing and recorded music but it can also be a large revenue source for artists and music creators.
Fortunately, we have the skills and experience to assist in navigating the sometimes complicated music licensing landscape. Our paralegal Kaitlyn Pearce is a specialist in the field, having worked in various in-house music licensing roles at some of the biggest music companies in the world, including BMG Rights Management, Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Publishing Production Music.