Licensing Music for a Recording - "Mechanical" Licenses

Music publishers sell copies of music for live performances only. Licenses to make recordings or videos are sold separately.

"Mechanical licences" for recording published works should be purchased directly through the publisher.

Costs are usually based on the size of the intended market. If a choir is making a small-run promotional recording to sell locally to choir supporters, the license fee is generally quite low. However, if a major recording label plans to market the recording around the world, licensing fees are set to the industry standard. The best practice is to contact the publisher with details of your project, and ask about licensing fees.

(Publisher contact information is posted below.)

Licensing Music for a Video or Motion Picture - "Synchronization" Licences

 

"Synchronization licenses" for making videos of musical performances , or to use as a soundtrack for a video or motion picture, should also be purchased directly from the publisher. Costs are based on the size of the intended market. If a choir is making a promotional video that won't earn any money, the publisher may give permission or issue an inexpensive license. If a choir plans to market the recording around the world, intending to make a profit, licensing fees are set to the industry standard. The best practice is to contact the publisher with details of your project, and ask about licensing fees.

Publisher Contact Information 

Alliance Music



PO Box 131977
Houston, Texas 77219-1977

USA

info@alliancemusic.com

Tel: 1-800-350-7750
Fax: 713-802-2988

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Palliser Music

 

57 Heritage Drive

Cochrane, AB  

Canada

info@pallisermusic.com

1-587-899-4630

 

Cypress Choral Music

 

1702 - 1408 Strathmore Mews

Vancouver, BC

Canada

larrynickel@mac.com​

Tel: 1-604-221-1608
 

Walton Music

 

1072 S. Roanoke Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

USA

info@waltonmusic.com

Tel: 1-800-322-1127  
 

Leslie Music - Canadian Distribution  by
Mayfair Music

 

26037 Woodbine Avenue

R.R.#2
Keswick, ON  L4P 3E9
Canada

order@mayfairmusic.com

Tel: 1-800-387-9670

Hillview Cottage Music

 

Box 1314
Black Diamond, AB

T0L 0H0

Canada

Use Contact form below
 

Hillview Cottage Music - Licensing

Contact Hillview Cottage Music for all other licensing requests. 

 

Performing rights administered by SOCAN
   

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