Evan M. Greenspan, Inc.

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Music Clearance

EMG, Inc. in committed to extraordinary service. In addition to our
negotiating expertise, extensive research capability and excellent relations with copyright holders, we offer excellent music supervision services and handle all aspects of contract administration associated with music clearance, including...

Contract Administration
Cue Sheets

For any requested song, we research copyright ownership, negotiate licenses for publisher synchronization rights, and if required, recording company master use rights.

Consists of:

  • Estimating costs and terms of music uses prior to obtaining quotes.
  • Reviewing producer needs and planning appropriate clearance strategy.
  • Researching music copyright ownership.
  • Preparing and presenting instantaneous requests to copyright owners.
  • Tracking each negotiation and providing regular status updates.
  • Negotiating quotations with copyright owners for the best possible terms (without obligation to license by producer).

We generate all confirmations and licenses and/or license requests on behalf of the production to ensure proper rights, as well as attendant contract administration.

Consists of:

  • Preparing accurate license requests.
  • If needed, providing synchronization licenses.
  • Revising agreements to conform to negotiated terms.
  • Administrating and supervising execution and payment of contracts.
  • Maintaining complete contract files.

We perform music supervision services, including:

  • Locating recordings of music.
  • Soliciting original music for use in productions.
  • Securing music recording and editing facilities.
  • Overseeing music editing, pre-lay and sweetening for video.
  • Managing tape transfers and dubs.
  • Handling all business affairs aspects of music supervision.

We prepare music cue sheets.

Consists of:

  • Viewing VHS dubs of productions.
  • Preparing accurate logs of music uses.
  • Preparing standard music cue sheets and filing with copyright societies.

Certain projects require additional facilitation services which are provided
on a prorated hourly basis.

Consists of:

  • Estimating and consulting for music uses not quoted.
  • Researching public domain status of music.
  • Renegotiating existing deals pursuant to revised client's instructions.
  • Tracking license options and renewals.
  • Handling other miscellaneous requests.

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