We are a music supervision company at the forefront of non-exclusive sync licensing. But what does that mean in plain English. Well, advertisers, film-makers, video game creators and other creatives come to us when they have a project that would benefit from the use of music. Whether its background music, like say for example dance music playing in the background of a club scene, or it may be foreground music, the likes of which you'd see on a perfume advert, where the lyrics of the song work in tandem with the visual story.
Either way, whatever the usage of the music, the advertiser / creator of the audio / visual execution has to pay for the use of music. Legally, to use someone else's music, you have to pay. But there are a range of options open. At the very bottom of the quality spectrum, you'll find 'royalty free' music. This is where the advertiser / creative has either paid for all usages outright by buying a library / playlist / individual song upfront, or by using 'royalty free music' that is bundled with a video service they pay for like Vimeo Pro or Wistia, under the agreement that the artist will not collect royalties for any subsequent usage of that song. It is a one time upfront fee. We don't do this! We operate best at the higher quality end of the spectrum, pairing new artists with brands.
Although live music isn't our main thrust, we may arrange for them to play live at an event if it is part of an integrated campaign, for example the Coke stage at the UK Olympics working in conjunction with their advertising materials & sponsorship, but our primary focus is on talking to advertising producers, creatives & film makers and landing synchronisation licenses for our artists.