Licensing

If you are looking to obtain a license, please select a license type and fill out the requested fields.  A member of the Spirit team will be in touch shortly upon receipt of your request. Additionally, you may obtain a license through our songs page by following the steps outlined in our FAQ section below. Please Note: All fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

Licensing FAQ

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the MECHANICAL tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing and the license agreement will be sent to you via email.

Royalties are calculated based on the current statutory rate:

  • For songs 5:00 or less, $0.091 per composition, per unit.
  • For songs 5:01 and greater, $0.0175 x min (rounded up) per composition, per unit.

(example: A song is 6:07. The statutory rate would be: $0.0175 x 7 = $0.1225)

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the SYNCH tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing. One of our licensing agents will contact you with a quote for the use and to discuss and finalize the terms of the license agreement.

License fees for synchronization uses vary depending on the song, the type of use and other factors. Our licensing agents will provide a customized quote for your specific use.

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the ARRANGEMENT tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing. The license agreement will be sent to you via email.

License fees for arrangements vary depending on the song, the type of arrangement and other factors. Our licensing agents will provide a customized quote for your specific use.

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the LYRIC REPRINT tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing. The license agreement will be sent to you via email.

License fees for lyric reprints vary depending on the song, the type of use and other factors. Our licensing agents will provide a customized quote for your specific use.

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to sample, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the SAMPLE tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing. One of our licensing agents will contact you regarding your request and discuss our terms of use.

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the MERCHANDISE tab, and provide the required information. Once you click SUBMIT, the request will be sent to our licensing department for processing. One of our licensing agents will contact you regarding your merchandising request and discuss our terms of use.

License fees for merchandising vary depending on the song, the type of use and other factors. Our licensing agents will provide a customized quote for your specific use.

Go to our songs page , find the song you wish to license, click on the song title, click the REQUEST LICENSE button, select the DVD tab, and provide the required information.

License fees for DVD’s vary depending on the song, the type of use and other factors. Our licensing agents will provide a customized quote for your specific use.

The performance rights agencies such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC have public searches which can serve as great tools for additional research.

A Composition is the underlying song itself, consisting of the lyrics and the melody. A Composition is unique and one-of-a-kind. A Sound Recording, or Master, is a captured performance of a composition, for which infinite versions can exist. You must license a Master in addition to a Composition if you intend to use a commercially released recording. Note that Masters are typically licensed through third parties such as record labels.

Please reach out to the applicable performance rights agency:

US

  • Spirit One Music (BMI)
  • Spirit of Nashville One (BMI)
  • Chestnut Mound Music (BMI)
  • Spirit Two Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
  • Pleasant View Music (ASCAP)
  • Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)
  • Third Spirit Music (SESAC)
  • Spirit Nashville Three (SESAC)
  • Indian Forest Music (SESAC)
  • Spirit Four Music (GMR)

Canada

  • Spirit Apollo Music (SOCAN)
  • Spirit Biela Songs (SOCAN)
  • Spirit Saturn Tunes (SOCAN)
  • SMG Ash Music (SODRAC)
  • SMG Birch Music (SODRAC)
  • SMG Sycamore Music (SODRAC)

UK

  • Spirit Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
  • Spirit B Unique Music (PRS)

Israel

  • Spirit Music Publishing Co (ACUM)

ISRC stands for the International Standard Recording Code. It is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. ISRC's are usually obtained via digital distributors or during the mastering process of your sound recording. If you need to obtain one manually, you can do so via the ISRC website.

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