It allows MTV or its sister networks, including BET and VH1, to use your music for any purpose imaginable. This includes the many reality shows, promos or other programs without paying you a dime. Note that the form is part of the MTV Terms of Service that few people read. (d) In the case of a video game manufacturer by a large game manufacturer, the synchronization fee could be a few thousand dollars. You can try to include a “Most Favoured Nations” (“MFN”) clause that states that if the producer pays extra for a song different from the one you negotiated, you will receive the same (higher) amount. “Sync” licenses are agreements on the use of music in audiovisual projects. Used stricto sensu, a Sync license refers to the use of a musical composition in an audiovisual work. The term “master use” is sometimes used to refer to the use of a musical recording (sometimes called a “master”) in an audiovisual work. Below is an example of a license agreement for synchronization and master use.
An equally important and, in some cases, more important question than money is whether a license is “Work for Hire”. In a contract of enterprise, the singer-songwriter or producer loses all rights to his music, including copyright and the right to reuse the music at any cost. On the other hand, if the grant of rights to the company is a non-exclusive license, the author retains the copyright in his music, reserves the right to distribute it in disc form and to do other business. You should also be very careful about the stated scope and extent of the use of the music and have expressly stated in the agreement that the use is permitted by the license. Although the main purpose of licensing is use in a production such as a film, the licensee often plans to use the work in advertising or social messages, as mentioned above. Lance: All uses of the song associated with the movie would also be included in the agreement and license fee.. . .