Clearances (synchronisation, sampling, translations …)
Synchronization – If a producer of an audio-visual production (TV, film, advertising …) or radio spot wants to use existing music, a prior permission of the copyright holders is required. It’s important to contractually define the license terms of such synchronization with care, whereby a good knowledge of the remuneration rates in the sector is desirable.
Sampling – If you want to use a fragment of an existing work/recording for a new musical work or sound recording, the prior approval of the right holders is required. Also here, it’s important to close an agreement with well defined terms, whereby good knowledge of customary remuneration models for this use is essential.
Translations, adaptation – If you wish to make a translation or adaptation of a (musical) work, the consent of the right holders is required.