THE WORLD'S RENOWNED INDY MUSIC PUBLISHER & SUPERVISOR
As the world’s top Indy music publisher & supervision company, Sunset provides a full range of licensing, placements and market leading services, including synchronization, administration, film, TV and production music, as well as taking a prominent role in advocating for performances rights and songwriters rights.
How to license our music
With an experienced, award winning sync team and a catalogue of legendary songs, we’re sure to have the right music for your commercial, film, trailer, video game, TV show, or any other project that requires that perfect song.
Working with some of the greatest new songs with some of the best new talent writing and recording today, we have unparalleled access to the very best music from any era and in any genre. Just browse through our catalog of recorded music, or contact us and let our team of experienced music supervisors help you discover the right song for your next project. If you already know what you’re after, then just email us on the link below. Creative, FAST and innovative, we make music licensing as easy as it should be.
If you would like to license one of our songs, please fill out the INQUIRY FORM below letting us know the basic facts – including your production type (film placement, online advertising, etc.), the name of the requested composition and songwriter(s), and the length of the term you need. Someone from our creative sync team will then be in touch with you to go into greater detail and negotiate a fee for the usage you require.
f you have a production that needs music but you are unsure as to what song you would like to use, please get in touch with our team to arrange for a custom music search that is tailored to fit your specific creative needs and budget.
Also, please note that Sunset Music Supervision represents the Publishing Rights for our compositions, however there may be multiple publishers on a song, and Master Rights to license particular recordings of our songs may also be required. For a fast and easy option, we have a large selection of songs where we control 100% of the Publishing as well as the Master Rights, so let us know if that is of interest and we can deliver those options to you for One-Stop clearance.
Sunset is an industry leader in music synchronization with a global operation providing free creative, music supervision and licensing services to content producers in the advertising, TV, film, video game, stage, karaoke and merchandising communities.
The company’s synchronization department comprises of many third party and music professionals worldwide, all with an obsessive knowledge of popular music and years of experience in music supervision, production and licensing. They are on hand to create expert, customized song searches tailored to meet any creative, demographic or budgetary need.
The department’s executives also act as the production liaison between Sunset songwriters and artists and the creative community to create original, custom music content for projects of all types. They have the means and the knowledge to satisfy any creative music need.
Sunset Music Supervision’s administration services utilize a worldwide network of local creative and administrative teams, giving its clients both global reach and a personal touch. Its songwriters and their representatives are able to obtain administrative support in their own territory directly from local administration staff, all of whom are experts in their field, have a passion for the music they represent, and are able to utilize their close relationships with the relevant societies and their colleagues to accurately register songs and collect royalties..
Sunset Music Supervision has negotiated direct deals around the world with virtually all the significant digital music services including Spotify, Facebook, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube and many others. Sunset’s efforts in this area ensure fair compensation for songwriters and music publishers for the use of their music on streaming services. The company has also taken an industry-leading position to press for legislative reform such as supporting the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the United States, which modernizes the Sunset Music Supervision has also worked to reform the outdated consent decrees that govern the way public performance licenses are licensed in the United States by ASCAP and BMI.
Sunset is at the forefront of the digital music space. The company has taken the lead in licensing its repertoire on behalf of its songwriters to the full range of new and established digital services.
Sunset's Music Supervision Division is a full-service management and administration of rights derived from film, television and audio-visual content, delivering world class service to broadcasters, producers and rights holders.
BROADCAST & MEDIA RIGHTS/FILM & TV
Our clients range from start-ups to major global groups including Viacom, Disney, ABC, 20th Century Studios, A+E, All3Media, CBS Television Network, Cinetel, Discovery, Endemol Shine Group, Entertainment One, Fox Entertainment, Mattel, New Regency Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Sky, and Sony Pictures.
“Neighbouring Rights”, also called “Related Rights”, are called as much because they ‘neighbour/sit next to’ Publishing copyright. It is a sound recording royalty for any performer who has contributed to a recording.Any Audible contribution made by anyone on a recoding can be paid Neighbouring Rights. In most territories around the world, sound recording royalties are paid for public performance via licence fees as well as radio and certain television channels.We can provide a specialised service for any performer who has contributed to a master recording. Those qualified to collect on neighbouring rights include any individual who has made an audible contribution to a recorded music track. We make sure that our artists are on all of their recordings and are collecting money from all over the world. We do extensive research to ensure you’re on all of your recording, remixes, remasters, and samples. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the best possible bespoke service to ensure we maximise your income.There are different rules for different countries which makes this an extremely haphazard income stream.We will work with you to de-mystify and maximise your Neighbouring Rights income.