Rights & Clearances Services

Since 1985 we've been successfully clearing music, footage and other copyrighted elements for use in new third party productions. We have the experience and expertise to handle all of your rights and clearance needs, from researching copyrights and negotiating fees, to delivering production bibles with fully executed agreements.

From pre-production to post, we'll:

  • Consult on music & media licensing issues and decisions
  • Develop clearance strategies that will work for your production
  • Help to create a reasonable licensing budget
  • Integrate a clearance schedule into your production schedule
  • Negotiate the best rates on your behalf based on practical knowledge of the licensing market
  • Review and traffic all licensing agreements and fee payments
  • Help you find creative, cost-effective music solutions where needed

Let our award winning clearance specialists resolve all your clp, music, talent and other licensing needs.

Music Clearances

  • Synchronization rights
  • Master recording rights
  • Performance licenses (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC)
  • Mechanical & DPD (digital) licenses
  • Lyric reprints
  • Live stage performances
  • Merchandising, karaoke and other uses

Clip Still Clearances

  • Music performance footage
  • Motion picture clips
  • Television clips
  • Stock & archival footage
  • Photographs & still images

Other Clearances

  • Talent & Estate releases (name, voice, likeness, performance)
  • Trademarks, logos, brand names
  • Character names and locations
  • Paintings, sculptures and other works of art
  • Guild & union obligations

Other Production Services

  • Footage Research
  • Music & Media Supervision
  • Script Reports
  • Music Copyright Administration
  • Clearance Consultations

Types of projects we service:

  • Feature Film & Television
  • Advertising & Promos
  • Home Video/DVD
  • Documentaries
  • Video Games
  • Live Theater
  • Museum & Educational
  • Compilation CDs
  • Digital Downloads
  • Corporate Industrial Programs
  • Public Location Programs
  • Websites
  • New & Emerging Technologies
  • And more...

For more information contact Cathy Carapella at cathy@globalimageworks.com.