Personally, I think of a good sync agent as someone who is a trusted partner for his clients (i.e.. It) and licensees (music supervisors, studios, developers, advertising agencies, brands, etc.). Good sync agents receive their emails open and returned — and deal with licensees because they are trusted helpers. If all is said and done, remember that, as with any legal contract, you should check a lawyer on any agreement you get before signing anything. When the same artist/songwriter enters into a standard recording contract, each recording he records during the term of the contract is usually a “lender” for the record company. If this is the case, as we explain below, the record company owns the copyright to the recordings and pays the artist royalties for record sales and master licenses. Such an important problem and, in some cases, more important than money is whether a license is “work for rent.” In a loan work, the songwriter, artist or producer loses all rights to his music, including copyright and the right to use music again for any purpose. On the other hand, if the granting of rights to the company is a non-exclusive license, the author retains the copyright to his music, reserves the right to broadcast it as a disc and to do other business. 2. Rep offers are usually limited to the song or tracks you want to present. The default publication agreements cover all the songs you create during the duration of the agreement. This is great news for artists! Tons of musicians make a lot of living writing songs for synchronization.
Copyright protects “musical works,” including songs and accompanying words, as well as orchestral works, librettos and other musical compositions. Copyright also protects sound recordings, i.e. recordings of musical compositions. Independent artists/composers, who record their own songs, generally own the copyright to their songs and masters. But as soon as this artist/songwriter enters into a musical publishing agreement, she usually transfers the copyright of her songs to the publisher, and the publishing house pays her royalties from the commercial exploitation of the songs, including the “Syncs”. It`s a long and difficult process to get someone to put their music to sync. But the reward is a comfortable career that does what you love: make music! Many of these sync companies have a LinkedIn page, like many of their employees. If you connect to these people on LinkedIn, you will receive your personal email address. I advise anyone who makes or owns music to seriously consider having a synchronization agent if they don`t have one. This is a synchronization license to a song written by a deceased party to be used in an independent film. Here too, and just as importantly, many music animators and other buyers will not listen to or even consider your music for their projects (especially at a higher level), unless you are represented by a Sync agent.