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HOLIDAY ORIGINALS & COVER SONGS FOR FILM. It's our favorite time of the year! Street Pitch guest, N.P. is thick in the Hallmark and Lifetime movie production season. So we need lots of fun, fresh, upbeat originals and unique versions of classic public domain songs. Clean, family-friendly lyrics about love, friendship, togetherness, family, good times, etc.
Genres: Pop, Singer-songwriter, Acoustic Pop, Soul, R&B. Female vocals have an edge, but male vocals are welcome. Remember these films can have years of reruns which equals performance royalties.
SONGS SUBMITTED HAVE TO BE CLEARED FOR SYNC LICENSING as per the following guidelines (no exceptions):
- You must own both your master (recordings) and 100% of your synchronization (publishing). If you do not...
- Then, all master owners, co-writer(s) or co-publisher(s), must sign our licensing agreement as well.
- Songs must be CLEARED: meaning if you have paid musicians and/or singers including background vocalists, you must have a signed 'work for hire' OR RELEASE form for each person involved in making your recording so that they have no further claim to the song. Please note, the producer who produced your recording should be able to help you acquire a work for hire agreement or release, however in many cases there may be a fee involved particularly if the recording was purchased as a demo. No writers signed with major publishing companies with major administration deals.
- Submissions must be MASTER/BROADCAST QUALITY recordings. If we express interest, you will need to supply us with a mastered copy of both the song AND an instrumental track.
PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song you will be asked to sign an agreement for this project only (non-exclusive); with a 50%/50% split for both the master/sync licenses. Will not take publishing of the song so the publisher/writers will get all the performance income. If there is no upfront licensing fee, the 'guest' will take 50% of the publishing income for this placement only. The 'guest' will not take ownership of the copyright.