Music in video - sync licensing
Need electronic music for your video in a fast and easy way? With over 1500+ songs we got you covered! License our music for games, ads, movies, TV shows, digital content and more.
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We offer one-stop music that can be cleared fast and easliy. All so you can focus and give your project the attention it deserves.
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2Dutch is an independent music company from the Netherlands. We specialize in electronic dance music with an energetic touch, and control a vast catalog that features multiple styles and subgenres. A great portion of our library is one stop or easy to clear. Our repertoire continues to grow every week with new releases, and we have worked with some great artists on our labels and management. To name a few; Showtek, Major Lazer, Moby, Tiesto, David Guetta and more!
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FAQ: Music in video - sync licensing
When licensing music for video you need to clear 2 type of rights: the right to use the master recording, and the right to use the composition and lyrics, also known as the copyright. So in short: master right and copyright.
The master rights are often controlled by the Label who has released the track. On our website you will only find music controlled by us.
The copyright is controlled by the writers and their respective publishers. It is not uncommon to have multiple writers with different publishers on one record. It is also possible a writer represents their copyright share independently. The one-stop part of our catalogue is fully controlled by us on the copyright. To retrieve the information of the copyright on other records, you can contact us to ask for help or check websites as songview.com or your local PRO (Perfomance Rights Organization).
The term ‘one-stop music’ refers to music where both the master and the copyright are controlled by one person or entity. This means you only have to ask permission from one party when clearing this song, resulting in an easy and faster process. Generally the more people involved on a record the harder it can be to clear it.
Clearing a song means you have come to an agreement with all the involved rightsholder on the terms subjected to the use of the song.
There is no one-size fits all solution regarding fees when licensing music. Its largely depends on the requested usage. Rule of thumb is the higher the reach of your campaign or project, the higher the fee will be. You will pay a fee for the use of the copyright and a fee for the master. These separate fees are also known as a ‘fee per side’.
For the one-stop catalogue it is possible to clear a track within a day. For tracks with other writers who are not working directly with us, it can take a bit longer.
The main way to ensure your request isn’t delayed is by providing as much information as possible in your first moment of contact. If we need to go back and forth to confirm details this may slow the process down. An other option is to only select songs which are one-stop for your brief.
Generally songs can have more than one writer and despite having a lot of one-stop songs, we may not represent 100% of the writers on a record. Our ballpark quote will outline the total percentage included the percentage that we control. If it is specified that our quote is based on 100% then if approved we would only invoice for the percentage that we control.
For most of our records we also offer instrumental versions. If not available at the moment of your request, we will make every effort to arrange it for you.
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