CD Baby artists and songwriters can opt-in for CD Baby to be a non-exclusive licensor of their songs via CD Baby Licensing. CD Baby Licensing gives music users the ability to license any of over 3 million songs opted-in to the CD Baby Licensing/Sync program.
CD Baby is working to help artists generate revenue by licensing their music for movies, TV shows, ads, and video games. We promote your music directly to music supervisors, advertising agencies and TV producers, and TV networks to get your music placed.
Sync licensing has not only become one of the major revenue streams for today’s independent artist, but it’s also one of the most effective ways of finding new fans.
Keep in mind that CD Baby will negotiate all of the rates on your behalf to make sure your music is valued appropriately for the type of placement and license.
For placements, you keep 60% of the fees we collect on your behalf.
There are no territory restrictions with Sync Licensing, you are granting us the rights to license your music worldwide.
With our Sync Licensing Program, you retain ownership of all of your copyrights. However, you ARE granting non-exclusive rights for synchronization so that your music can be used for syncs in tv, advertising, video games and film without your direct approval. A song that has been pre-approved is always more desirable in the eyes of music supervisors and production teams who are looking to license your music.