MUSIC, VIDEO & PHOTO LICENSING

Please Note: We are not signing any new artists, songwriters, producers, etc…
Also,  we DO NOT license the music of Buddy Holly & The Crickets.


Many of the Norman Petty production master recordings are available
for licensing for films, television, games, and commercials worldwide.


It is a common misconception that because you have purchased a CD or own an album, that somehow you have the right to freely share,
upload or use it via the internet. This is false. Give this page a read:
https://www.riaa.com/resources-learning/about-piracy/

It is also a false belief that most of these recordings have their copyrights expired or are public domain in overseas countries.
Copyrights for recordings under Norman Petty's publishings have been renewed.

In fact, it is EASY to legitimately license our music for COMMERCIAL use!


What is Music Licensing?

Music licensing grants the rights to use copyrighted music recordings within films, television programs, commercials, video games and other visual mediums.
To license a piece of music for a project, rights need to be secured from two separate entities.

We (the record company) control the master rights (the actual recording of the music).
The music publisher controls the composition (the written song) and negotiates on behalf of the writers for the synchronization rights.

Licenses must be secured from both parties. To secure the Master use license for one of our tracks, please submit a request through this website.
You must obtain them separately from the publishers. You should also confirm the publishing information when you contact them to get the rights.

If you find the publisher information incomplete or missing, you can also obtain the information
by contacting ASCAP, BMI or SESAC directly. See below for contact information:

ASCAP   http://www.ascap.com/ace

BMI 
http://bmi.com/search

SESAC
http://www.sesac.com/Home.aspx


Video Licensing

We have silent footage available for commercial-use licensing:

* color home-movie clips of Buddy Holly & The Crickets on tour in 1958
* never-seen-before B&W footage of Elvis Presley, and Buddy Holly in Lubbock, TX (1956)
* color footage of The Fireballs (including promotional videos)
* Norman & Vi Petty on the grounds of their Clovis Studio


PHOTOS FOR LICENSE

As an avid photo taker, Norman was in the thick of rock & roll in its prime
and captured some iconic shots along the way...
we have numerous wonderful photos that have never been issued or used in any form.

Not just artists he managed, but other personalities from the era including
Alan Freed, Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.  

We are currently compiling a list of the photos available for licensing.



What is the cost to license?

The cost of licensing depends on a number of factors including:

·       Timing/use of the track in the production

·       Overall production budget

·       Track/artist popularity

·       Term (i.e. one year, five years, perpetuity)

·       Territory where the production will be cleared (i.e. US, Worldwide)

·       Media (i.e. Home Video/DVD, TV, internet, theatrical)

We do not license for non-commercial use (such as internet blogs or hobby productions).

We are pleased that you would consider our materials for use
and are more than willing to work with you to have it legally featured in your production.
No matter how big or small your commercial project is, simply give us a write with the above details.