Music licensers represent bands, composers, music production companies and record labels to place their music in visual media. This could be anything from film, TV and advertising to gaming. Music licensing essentially describes the process of obtaining and authorising the legal rights for the use of tracks by clients working in visual media who are looking to include music in their production. The music licensers navigate the prohibitions around copying, broadcasting and distributing to sell and buy the licenses to pieces of music. Because the UK blanket license allows UK terrestrial broadcasters the rights to most tracks without having to clear the way legally, this role is more prominent in the US.
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