Sync & music licensing

Want to license electronic dance music in a quick and easy way? We got you covered!

We are 2Dutch, an independent music licensing company from The Netherlands. We specialize in electronic dance music licensing. Over the years we have carefully built a vast library of easy to clear electronic dance music songs. Our repertoire continues to grow every week and covers a wide variety of subgenres, from tech house to mainstream pop edm.

As 2Dutch we have worked with some great artists on our labels and management such as Showtek, Major Lazer, Moby, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Brooks, Marcel Woods, Bassjackers, Sidney Samson, Sultan + Shepard, and many more. Whether you are looking to sync songs for ads, tv commercials, films, trailers, videogames or digital content; our music is here to amplify your project!

The advantage of working with us.

Stay creative

Licensing music for video with us is fun and stress free so you can stay focused on giving your project the attention it deserves.

Stand out from the crowd

Our catalogue only contains songs made by real independent artists which meet the highest possible quality standard of its time. 

Move fast

We offer fast clearance and personal support for everyone! We want to make sure you find the right song for your brief. 

Brands we've worked with.

Discover our music

To give you an impression we have curated playlists where you can listen our easy to clear music, sorted by genre and moods. If you want a more in-dept search, check out our sync-database via the blue icon

Highlighted syncs

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FAQ - Sync & Music 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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