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What are sync royalties (licenses)?

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2017 03:20PM EDT
Synchronization royalties ('sync licenses') are paid for the use of copyrighted music in (largely) audiovisual productions, such as in DVDs, TV, movies, advertisements, and video games. In other words, a video producer must get your permission to use your music along with moving images of any kind. The permission is granted to them via a ‘sync’ license, which you or your publishing representative (Songtrust) negotiates with the video producer.
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