The following forms are samples that should be used as reference tools only. We strongly urge you to consult with a professional if you have any concerns or questions related to your project. If you are interested in consulting professional legal advice, contact info can be found in the Production Resources section.
Copyright Forms and Explanations
The forms and explanations below were taken from the United States Copyright Office. If you plan on applying for copyright, please check the Copyright Office [www.copyright.gov] as forms and fees are subject to change.
While organizations such as The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Performer’s and BMI, do not directly license film music rights, these organization’s databases may be searched for the publisher of the music you wish to use. ASCAP and BMI can also provide you with the contact information of the individual at the publisher’s office who you will need to deal with in order to gain these rights.