We often receive requests to post livestream or pre-recorded video performances of our music on channels such as YouTube, Facebook, personal websites, etc. or for private DVDs. We're glad so many folks want to share their performances and we encourage this!
However, a special type of license known as a synchronization license (commonly called a "sync" license) is required in order to share video performances of our music online or in any other manner. This article provides details for posting video online.
Even if your video is not being monetized (e.g., generating ad revenue on YouTube), a sync license is still required. We realize this extra legwork can be frustrating, so we do our best to make the process simple, efficient, and inexpensive.
Our sync license rates depend on a few things: the number of pieces you plan on licensing, the number of projected viewers, and whether or not you are using any audio from our catalog. If you would like a quote, please follow the link below and fill out our request form and we'll be in touch shortly. Note: All rates subject to a minimum licensing fee
Please follow these instructions to obtain a synchronization license for online/web use:
- Fill out the form below completely.
- Once we receive your request, you will receive an invoice for your license fee.
- Once the license has been paid in full, we will return a completed contract to you indicating the license fee, copyright credits, and terms.
- The contract must be signed, dated, and returned to us. Once we've received the signed copy, the license will considered complete.
If you need a synchronization license for more straight-forward commercial usage (e.g., film, advertising, streaming video on demand, etc.), please visit this article instead.
*Note: If you are seeking a synchronization license of a piece for which Tapspace is not the copyright holder, we will be unable to execute a license. Instead, please make your inquiry with the corresponding publisher or rights administrator. You can see who owns the copyright of the piece in question by viewing the copyright notice on the first page of the score.