Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
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Licensing

LICENSING

Preparing Your Request
For a Music License

We need to know as much information about your production, product or service as possible in order to determine whether we may grant you a license and if so, under what terms. All Licensing Requests should be sent to Monica Corton at mcorton@nextdecade-ent.com. The more accurate and complete your request letter is, the sooner you will get a response from us.

Scroll down for the list of the kinds of licenses you might need. Please click on the kind of project you are planning to do (e.g. film, commercial, theatrical production) in order to reveal the specific questions we need answered to provide you with a quote.

Projects that required licensing

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Film, TV and Trailers

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    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

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    Production info: The name of the production and episode (if TV).

  3. 3

    The name, address, phone number and email of the producer/production company. If this is simply you, list yourself as the producer.

  4. 4

    The type of use (is it a visual/vocal where you can see the source of the music like someone singing it or playing it from a radio or is it a background/vocal) and the approximate timing of the use (i.e., up to 30 seconds).

  5. 5

    The territory you would like to have covered in your license (i.e., United States, U.S. and Canada, World).

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    The term of the license: The number of days, months or years you would like to have permission.

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    The media you want for distribution (i.e. free television, basic cable television, pay television, satellite television or combinations of these) for film (film festivals only, theatrical distribution/broad rights, art houses only).

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    Any options that you want to add for video rights (based on an advance/royalty or a buyout), Internet (is it streaming only, downloadable) or mobile/wireless technologies.

2

Commercials

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    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

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    The name of the product or service you want to advertise.

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    The name, address, phone number and email of the ad agency and/or company that owns the product. If this is simply you, list yourself as the producer.

  4. 4

    The type of use (is it a visual/vocal where you can see the source of the music like someone singing it or playing it from a radio or is it a background/vocal) and the approximate timing of the use (i.e. up to 30 seconds)—if there are multiple media platforms please provide the timing for each one.

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    The territory you would like to have covered in your license (i.e. United States, U.S. and Canada, World).

  6. 6

    The term of the license: The number of days, months or years you would like to have permission.

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    The media you want for distribution (i.e. television, radio, Internet or combinations thereof).

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    Any options you might want to include, for example an extension of the Term.

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    Please send story boards and/or scripts for the commercial for our approval.

3

Theatrical Productions

  1. 1

    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

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    The name of the theatrical production and the author of it.

  3. 3

    The name, address, phone number and email of the producer/production company. If this is simply you, list yourself as the producer.

  4. 4

    The type of use (is it a visual/vocal or instrumental where you can see the source of the music like someone singing it or playing it from a radio or is it a background/vocal or instrumental) and the approximate timing of the use (i.e. up to 30 seconds).

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    The territory you would like to have covered in your license (i.e. a specific theater, a group of theaters, the United States or U.S. and Canada).

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    The term of the license: The number of days, months or years you would like to have permission.

  7. 7

    The number of seats in each theater and the ticket prices.

  8. 8

    The number of copyrighted songs that are being licensed for the production.

4

Audio-Only/Mechanical Licensing

  1. 1

    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

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    The name and address of the record label or production company.

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    The name of the album and artist that the song will be included on.

  4. 4

    The timing of the full use of the song.

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    The release date of the single and/or album.

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    The territory that you would like to have covered in your license (i.e. United States, U.S. and Canada, World).

  7. 7

    Do you want to digitally distribute the song? If so, will it be streamed and/or downloaded?

5

Sampling a Song

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    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name of the song that we own and that you want to sample in your new song.

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    The song title of the new song (that will include the sample), the songwriter(s) and publisher(s) and publisher splits.

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    The name of the album and artist that the song will be included on.

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    Please send a recording of the new song which includes the sample for our review when you send your request. It can be an MP3 file that is emailed or on a CD that is mailed to us.

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    The intended release date.

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    The number of units that will initially be released.

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    Will you be releasing physical and digital copies?

6

Print Uses (Printing Lyrics or Printing Lyrics and Music)

  1. 1

    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

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    Publisher info: The name, address, phone and email of the publisher of the magazine/book/sheet music/website.

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    The name of the publication that the music will appear in and the author of publication.

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    A description of the amount and kind of print use (i.e. four lyric lines, entire sheet music). If it is a lyric use within the context of another work, we need the pages surrounding our lyric to get a sense of how it fits into the publication and how it is referenced.

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    The release date of the publication, the retail selling price and the amount of units that are expected to be printed over the life of the publication.

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    The territory that you would like to have covered in your license (i.e. United States, U.S. and Canada, World).

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    The number of copyrighted pieces that are included in the publication.

7

Apps, Videos, Videogames and Merchandise

  1. 1

    Song info: The song title, songwriter(s) and publisher name.

  2. 2

    Name of the app production, video production, videogame or musical product.

  3. 3

    Producer info: The name, address, phone and email of the producer/production company. If this is simply you, list yourself as the producer.

  4. 4

    The type of use (is it a visual/vocal where you can see the source of the music like someone singing it or playing it from a radio or is it a background/vocal) and the approximate timing of the use (i.e. up to 30 seconds, full use). If it is an app or videogame, please discuss all the ways the music is used in the app or videogame.

  5. 5

    The territory you would like to have covered in your license (i.e. United States, U.S. and Canada, World).

  6. 6

    The term of the license (the number of days, months or years you would like to have permission).

  7. 7

    Please tell us the retail selling price and the initial amount of units you are producing.

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    The media you want for distribution (i.e. physical copies, digital copies or both). If it is a product, we would like to see a picture of the product and learn how the music is triggered in the product.

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    Please tell us how many copyrighted songs are in the production/product.