Discover the World of Music Licensing on Our Platform

We’re here to guide you through the ins and outs of music licensing, helping you make the most of our vast music collection for your creative projects.

Why Music Licensing Matters

Music has the power to elevate your projects, evoke emotions, and leave a lasting impact on your audience. However, it’s crucial to respect the rights of the talented artists and composers who create the music. Through licensing, you gain access to a treasure trove of music while ensuring creators are duly recognized and compensated for their work.

What is Music Licensing?

Music licensing is the process of obtaining legal permission to use copyrighted music in various media productions, including commercials, films, TV shows, and more. This process ensures that artists and composers are compensated for their work while allowing you to use their music to enhance your creative projects.

Types of Music Licences

Sync Licence: This licence grants you the right to synchronize a musical composition with visual content. It’s commonly used in advertisements, films, and TV shows to enhance emotional impact.

Master Licence: A master licence gives you permission to use a specific recording of a song. In many cases, you’ll need both a sync and a master licence to use music in your project.

Public Performance and Mechanical Licences: Covers everything from public events to reproductions.

Clearing Rights

Before using any music in your project, you must secure the necessary rights from both the song’s composer (publishing rights) and the recording’s owner (master rights). This process can be complex, so working with a reputable music licensing agency like Pressure Cooker Studios is a wise choice. We handle the legal aspects, so you can focus on creating. All tracks on the Pressure Music Catalogue have been created by our talented team of composers and are therefore easily clearable, ensuring peace of mind and agile execution of campaigns.

South African Copyright Law

South Africa follows international copyright standards to protect the rights of artists and creators. Always ensure that you have the proper licences to avoid legal issues and protect your project’s reputation.

Using the Pressure Music Catalogue

  1. Explore Our Music
    Browse through our extensive Commercial and Narrative Catalogue to discover a wide range of tracks suitable for various projects. Our music is carefully curated to meet the diverse needs of the South African and International creative industry.

  2. Licensing Process
    When you find a track that fits your project, contact us for licensing inquiries. We’ll guide you through the licensing process, helping you choose the right licence type and ensuring you have all the necessary permissions.

  3. Licensing Options
    We offer flexible licensing options, including shorter term retail packages, extended campaign 12 month licenses and custom arrangements to suit your needs. Our goal is to make the licensing process as smooth as possible for you.

  4. Simplified Licensing Packages
    We have carefully created customised licensing packages to ensure that our music is easily licensed, easily clearable and simple to understand. While we have based our licensing on Capasso and CCA rates, we have simplified the mediums, simplified the territories and created cost effective package options to make it easy to know exactly where and when you are covered, removing the complex calculations and costly campaigns.

  5. Does my licence allow me to edit cut down versions?
    Take a look at the licensing options here, including campaign packages with unlimited edits.

Licence Compliance

  1. Rights and Responsibilities
    Once you’ve obtained a licence, it’s crucial to adhere to its terms and conditions. This includes proper attribution, reporting, and compliance with usage limitations specified in the agreement.

  2. Reporting Usage
    Keep records of where and how the music is used in your project. This information is essential for reporting to collecting societies and ensuring proper compensation to the creators.

Ready to elevate your creative projects with our music?

Explore our catalogue, reach out to us with your licensing inquiries, and let our Pressure Music Catalogue elevate your content.

For more information or to start licensing our music, please contact us.

We look forward to collaborating with you and helping you find the perfect soundtrack for your projects!