A Message From The President

David G. Powell

Greetings from The Music Bridge LLC.   For the past 23 years we have been busy providing every type of clearance for all types of music, "now known or hereafter created", for over 1,000 clients and projects. 

We continue to be the "hub of the wheel" in cutting edge new media usages that our clients bring to us each week, and which we in turn put forth to the music licensing departments.

We have grown, zigged, zagged and expanded with the times and licensing trends - from features and television series, to corporate usages and commercial advertising, to product merchandising and video games, to a multitude of new digital rights platforms and mobile phone content.

We've witnessed the trends in music publisher consolidations and record label acquisitions, the movement of key music licensing department personnel, the ever changing policies of each major corporate licensor and ongoing increases in music licensing fee structures as traditional revenues such as CD sales plummet.  

We've embraced the rise of digital media, internet usages and new emerging technologies, and the evolvement of ringtones, mobile phone content and other applications.

We've seen the advent of home digital recording studios and a flood of indie music available for licensing, and the rise of the use of samples in recordings by both major and indie artists.

We've welcomed the growth of affordable film-making technology supporting the rise of indie film-makers and documentarians, and seen the increased popularity of film festivals and internet as a promo and distribution tool.

The one constant is that the music licensing landscape will continue to change. Even as some aspects of the industry appear to be constricting, new paradigms of change within the music and entertainment industries are occurring every day, creating more opportunities and ever creative platforms for the use of music within new media projects, programs and applications.

We continue to enjoy being on the front lines of music clearance and licensing, and in a position to be of valuable service as a "bridge" between our clients and the music they wish to license for their projects, and the rights owners and licensors themselves.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.  Our staff is personable as well as knowledgeable, and we'd love to hear from you!


David G. Powell



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