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8-13-12   re-posted:  I want to welcome everyone to our new Music Bridge blog pages, where we will be posting new and pertinent information about this interesting aspect of the music industry we have been operating in called music clearance and licensing.

David G PowellLet's start off by restating some specifics about music clearance and licensing. There are any number of parameters that get factored into obtaining a formal music clearance quote, such as specific rights & type of media required, term, territory, number of units, unit price, step deals, bumps, options or rollovers, corporate policy of the licensor, length of usage, type of usage, profit or non-profit status, project budget, type of project and subject matter, other compositions/recordings within the project, multiple publishers, samples, copyright renewal and/or ownership issues, popularity and licensing history of the song or recording, and current artist management restrictions and guidelines.

We will address all this and more in detail as we continue to post more blogs.  Meantime, best to you from myself and the Music Bridge staff.


I am haunted by the scene in "City of the Angles" where Meg Ryan throws her arms out and closes her eyes as she rides her bike. Behind that I hear "In the Arms of the Angels". I know that is not where the song is placed, but that is the memory I take away from the movie. The power of that song in that movie is iconic in our culture. Which means every time you place a great song in a great movie, that potential exists. 
There are the legalities and the details, and they are important, but all the details involved come down to the three or four minutes that can create a new conscienceness for us all. 
Thanks for the vent time 
Posted @ Tuesday, March 08, 2011 11:00 AM by AJ Bigler
To whom it may concern, 
I was reading your Music Supervision Overview page and came across a typo--------> 
The Music Bridge, in addition to <being being> a well-known as Music Rights Specialists in the realm of music clearance and licensing, is also a full-service music supervision company. 
Posted @ Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:33 PM by John Doe
Your site has a great deal of clearly stated information. Thank you for the education. I look forward to speaking with you. I sent a separate email requesting an initial consultation. 
Posted @ Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:20 AM by Leanna Scott
Great inspirational people known as artist are one of those over looked gifts placed in our lives that unknowingly teach us to look deeper, to feel better, to give more, hold on longer, and most of all "the power of denying ourselves". Great Job 
The Wiz 
Posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:52 PM by Wizard
I'm a one man trunk show variety artist. I'm totally stumped in trying to find a license that covers lyric parody and under 30 sec sound bytes. 
Any ideas how to find the right place to go to get the right clearance?
Posted @ Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:40 AM by Kenny
I like the blog post related to the music and the beats.I like the blog post to read and share.Regards to you.
Posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 6:42 AM by Custom jingles Production
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