When a “Song” is broadcast in a web, television, or film “Project”, this is a public performance. Broadcasters must pay a Perfoming Rights Organization (PRO) for this very right. Our artists require you to submit a cue sheet to their PRO per the license agreement. You do NOT pay anything extra for registering a “Song”.
The PRO will monitor the “Song” for the artist so they may recoup their royalties. Without this provision, our artists would not allow their music to be licensed. Thank you in advance for helping our songwriters.
When the “Project” completes, prior to public broadcast, the cue sheet is submitted by the “licensee”. The “licensee” must submit the cue sheet to each PRO with music represented in their “Project”.
A sample cue sheet and template are available below.
The Rapidcue 1-Sheet outlines the needed information from the “licensee” and the “Project”.
Your receipt provides the PRO information for each “Song” or you can request it here.
Cue sheets are the primary means by which PROs (Performing Rights Organizations) track the use of music in films and TV. Without cue sheets, it would be nearly impossible for such composers and publishers to be compensated for their work. An accurately filled out cue sheet is a log of all the music used in a production..
A PRO is an agency that ensures songwriters and publishers are paid for the use of their music by collecting royalties on behalf of the rights owner. PROs collect public performance royalties. When a song is played in public, like on any kind of radio (AM/FM, streaming, or satellite), in a venue, or TV shows and commercials, it is required that they pay for the use. The PRO collects those payments, and distributes them to the rights holders.
The cue sheet should have identifying information for the “Project” (i.e. film, episode of television series, etc.) AND should list the EDM Music Licensing “Song” title, songwriters, publishers and other details as shown on the sample cue sheet or Rapid Cue 1 Sheet.
No. Broadcasters pay for annual blanket licenses with the PROs to cover PRO content broadcast throughout the year. You do not need to pay anything extra, but you do need to file cue sheets to protect our artists rights.