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My wife wants to use some music for a video, it's a commercial video for a client.

 

She wants "Every Breath you Take" by the Police but doesn't know who to contact for permission and fees I guess.

 

Where should she start?

 

Anyone have Stings phone number? lol

 

 

:):(

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You need the label (sound recording) which was A&M which has been absorbed by Universal - so contact Universal. For the song you need the publisher, which I believe is currently EMI Blackwood, so contact them. If you are replaying and not using the recording, you only need permission from the publisher.

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For licensing just the song (and doing a new version yourself), you'd want to contact the Harry Fox Agency since they handle the licensing for the vast majority of US based publishing companies... http://www.harryfox.com

 

For licensing the use of the recording by The Police, you'd need to contact the label since they own the copyright to the recording.

 

 

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For licensing just the song (and doing a new version yourself), you'd want to contact the Harry Fox Agency since they handle the licensing for the vast majority of US based publishing companies... http://www.harryfox.com

 

The Harry Fox Agency does not issue sync licenses. There are very rare times that they may be able to with permission from the publisher (certain very limited non-profit uses), but the OP's situation would definitely not apply. He needs to contact the publisher.

 

 

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I was thinking in terms of doing a cover song for an album - you're correct that Fox won't grant sync licenses - sorry for my mistake. :0

 

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