NARIP Webinar: ABCs of Music Licensing with SongFinder’s Melissa Love

NARIP Webinar: ABCs of Music Licensing with SongFinder’s Melissa Love


This audio program is a recording of NARIP’s Webinar: ABCs Of Music Licensing with SongFinder’s Melissa Love.



This audio program is a recording of NARIP’s Webinar (recorded via Zoom): ABCs of Music Licensing with SongFinder’s Melissa Love.

Licensing music is key to monetizing it. But where to begin? NARIP brings you experts and information you need to succeed this lucrative and fast-growing area of the music business. In this NARIP program, hear how music licensing expert, Songfinder’s Melissa Love, creates more value from synch for her copyrights and clients, and how you can, too. YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is music licensing?
  • Where it begins: rights granted under US Copyright Law
  • Types of music licenses:
    • Synchronization (or “synch”) license
    • Master use license
    • Performance license
  • Paperwork: performance releases, split sheets


  • Key deal points in standard music license agreement;
  • Term
  • Territory
  • Scope of use: featured, background, repeated, main title, end credits, etc.
  • Exclusive vs. non-exclusive
  • Budgets and fee ranges for different uses


  • Cue sheets
  • Re-titling, if and when this is a good idea

This program includes an optional PDF document:

Document: 1-page sample quote request for a Composition and Master license (1-page PDF)

PROGRAM DATE: April 15, 2020
PROGRAM TIME: 1 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds (1:54:44)
QUESTIONS? Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP


Melissa Love, Senior Director, SongFinder Honing her industry chops overseeing music licensing, clearance and reporting for Turner Broadcasting’s news and entertainment networks, Melissa joined songfinder in 2007 where she expanded her work to include projects in film, television, new media and gaming. Her work includes licensing for FX’s Fargo and Archer, Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, National Geographic Channel’s The Story of God, OWN’s Greenleaf and the independent film projects Diving Normal and The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. She is a member of Georgia Production Partners, Georgia Music Partners and is a Governor with the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS). Melissa served on the board of directors of Wilderness Works, a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in metro Atlanta.

 Juliett Rowe, Co-Executive Director, NARIP Atlanta, Moderator Juliett Rowe has spent her career working with indie and DIY musicians, whether writing about unknown artists for print, helping artists make strategic decisions regarding their art, or taking late night calls to offer words of encouragement.  In 2013, she became head of marketing and promotions for Atlanta indie record label Blood Drunk Records. With ten bands on its roster in various stages of recording and touring, Juliett developed album release plans, secured tour press, and elevated the label to become one of the strongest indie record labels in Atlanta. She realized that many people in the DIY music scene often went unnoticed and unrecognized for their hard work supporting artists, causing her to create the Atlanta Record Label Fest in 2015.  The event showcases people behind the scenes and serves indie record labels by creating an opportunity for networking and building community.  It also serves fans with cutting-edge musical artists, bridging gaps between genres and sub-cultures.  Its first year, the Atlanta Record Label Fest drew hundreds of people and brought together record labels and music fans.  The second year (2016) saw the event expanded to two days and included indie record labels from across the state of Georgia.In 2017 Juliett expanded her artist management and consulting business for independent and DIY artists with Panther Creek Artist Management. She also started working with Atlanta independent record label Madison Records (Orchard/Sony) on digital marketing and project management initiatives.  Juliett has combined her love of music and technology as a Co-Founder and Head of Client Relationships and Marketing with Bandskor, which is building a dashboard to help talent buyers manage and analyze band submissions. Juliett is active not only in the Atlanta music scene, but also with organizations like National Association of Record Industry Professionals ( and the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy. She understands the need for education, networking, and supporting fellow friends and artists. You can often find her at a show, or hanging out with bands waxing poetic on the value of having a Web site and an email list.

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