If you are using an original recording belonging to another person (for example. B an actual recording of The Beatles with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison), you need a sync license to pay the composer for the right to use the composition (song), as well as a master`s license to pay the artists for the right to use the recording. The same applies if you only have a very small part of a copyrighted audio recording. Click here to learn more about licensing existing audio recordings. Whenever you publish a recording of a song written by someone else in a video format, even if it is only a small part of the song, you need a sync license. Sync licenses are the most used for YouTube videos, pocket song videos, wedding videos, and commercial and corporate videos. For example, if you publish a YouTube video of your band playing a Rolling Stones song, you`ll need a sync license, even if you`re only using part of the song. If you`re releasing a DVD of yourself playing a beach boys song or singing lyrics by Mariah Carey, you need a sync license. If you display texts or musical notes in your video, you will also need a printing license to pay the composer the right to display the composition (song). Click here to learn more about the print license. This is a sync license for a song written by a deceased party for use in an independent movie. Note that sync licenses apply to video products (DVDs, YouTube videos, other web videos, and slideshows). If you are creating a pure audio product such as CDs or discs, you will need a mechanical license.

Mechanical is only for audio; Sync is for video. A sync license is required, regardless of the size of a part of the song you are using. For medleys, each song needs a separate sync license. There are a few exceptions for which no sync license is required: you don`t need a sync license for songs that you`ve written yourself or that are in the public domain. Central Nebraska irrigation project of a docracy user. . . .