What Is a Synchronization (Sync) License?

This is required when your music is paired with a visual work.

A synchronization license (also known as a sync license) is granted by the owner or composer of a particular work. The license grants the purchaser the right to use a piece of music in such audiovisual works as a movie, video game, or commercial. Syncs have their own royalty stream, and are required on both the master and publishing side of your music. 

We do not handle synchronization rights at Songtrust, so you are free to procure them without our interference. We will also forward any sync requests to you directly, as we are the administrator of record at PROs and often receive these requests for our clients.

Want to learn more about sync? Learn the ins and outs of sync licensing, sync deals, and how to start collecting your royalties with our Sync Crash Course

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