FIGURE AND GROOVE is a music publisher representing independent artist music in its
ARTIST FRIENDLY catalog for placement in film, TV, and advertising.
Get heard, get placed, get paid!
WANNA GET HEARD?
We are accepting submissions for the Artist Friendly catalog.
Submit your music for consideration! (vocal tracks only)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
TYPE OF AGREEMENT
We are a music publisher. We represent and administrate the publishing for original compositions and master recordings on an exclusive basis for the purpose of licensing music for all types of placements including but not limited to film, TV, trailer, internet, advertising, non-broadcast and more!
ELIGIBILITY OF MUSIC
Tracks which do not currently have a publishing or administration deal (including publishing through a record deal) are eligible. We can only work with tracks that are 100% free and clear for an exclusive publishing representation deal.
There is no change in ownership of the copyrights for the compositions or master recordings we agree to represent. We will only be granted the exclusive right to represent and administrate the publishing of tracks for the purpose of licensing during the term of the agreement.
A warranty of 100% ownership of the compositions and recordings and/or the legal right to accept the terms of an agreement as it relates to all aspects of the compositions and recordings (including any samples) is legally required. Please be sure this can be provided before submitting any tracks.
We provide exclusive representation for the term of the agreement, which means that tracks will only be available to license through us exclusively and cannot be licensed out by any additional libraries, publishers, labels, etc. (You may still pitch your own music directly for placements, but all licensing would be exclusively handled by us.)
TERM AND TERRITORY
The Initial Term of representation is 3 years and the Territory for representation is the World. Due to the time and financial investment required on our part for administration, distribution, marketing, pitching, licensing and accounting, a minimum 3 year term is essential!
Please note: a music license’s clearance “term” and “territory” is not the same as the term and territory of our representation agreement. For example, during the 3 year term of our agreement, a piece of music may be licensed for use in a production “in perpetuity” throughout “the Universe” and will remain licensed in perpetuity in that production even after the 3 year representation term of our agreement.
We will collect fees for Master and Synchronization licensing. We will pay 50% of each individual licensing fee received on a quarterly basis in single payments to the person listed as the “licensor” on the agreement.
Blanket license fees are not included as these are flat rate deals for use of the whole catalog over a pre-set period of time that are often granted free of upfront fees (“gratis”) and cannot be split or pro-rated, however you will still receive the writer’s share for any placements made through blanket licenses directly from your Performing Rights Organization.
It will be the designated licensor’s responsibility to pay any co-writers as well as any outside musicians or third parties with whom there may be an arrangement, verbally or contractually.
The songwriter(s) will receive the entire writer’s share for any individual licensing and blanket placements, directly from the applicable Performing Rights Organization (PRO) per the terms of their PRO agreement (ASCAP, BMI, etc.).
Any co-writers of the compositions must be registered as a writer with a PRO and sign our agreement in order to receive their writer’s share from their PRO as earned from placements licensed during the term.
We will register tracks with the applicable PRO for 100% of the publisher’s share (using a unique identifying code added to original track titles - this will leave the original and/or any previously registered titles in place for after the term).
We will collect royalties on the newly coded title (in perpetuity) for any licensing done within the term. (Please note: the original and/or any other registered titles ALL fall under the exclusivity of the deal for licensing during the term.)
After the Initial Term of 3 years, there will be a mutual option to renew the agreement for an extended term.
Upon end of any non-renewed term, a notice for removal of tracks will be issued to applicable platforms, hard drives, and users. Tracks will remain included in any ongoing blanket deal until the end of the term of the blanket deal even if it is after the end of the Initial Term.