Sony/ATV is the industry leader in music synchronization with a global operation providing free creative, music supervision and licensing services to content producers in the advertising, TV, film, video game, stage, karaoke and merchandising communities.
The company’s synchronization department comprises around 125 music professionals worldwide, all with an obsessive knowledge of popular music and years of experience in music supervision, production and licensing. They are on hand to create expert, customized song searches tailored to meet any creative, demographic or budgetary need.
The department’s executives also act as the production liaison between Sony/ATV songwriters and artists and the creative community to create original, custom music content for projects of all types. They have the means and the knowledge to satisfy any creative music need.
With an experienced, award winning sync team and more than 3 million songs in the catalogue, we’re sure to have the right music for your commercial, film, trailer, video game, TV show, or any other project that requires that perfect song.
Working with some of the most iconic songs of all time, as well as the best new talent writing and recording today, we have unparalleled access to the very best music from any era and in any genre. Just browse through our website, or contact us and let our team of experienced music supervisors help you discover the right song for your next project. If you already know what you’re after, then just email us on the link below. Creative, FAST and innovative, we make music licensing as easy as it should be.
Sony/ATV’s administration services utilize a worldwide network of local creative and admin teams, giving its clients both global reach and the personal touch. Our songwriters and their representatives are able to obtain administrative support in their own territory directly from local admin staff, all of whom are experts in their field, have a passion for the music they represent and are able to utilize their close relationships with the relevant societies and their colleagues around the world to accurately register songs and collect royalties.
Underpinning all of this is the company’s royalty portal SCORE, which is powered by Sony/ATV’s industry-leading TEMPO system and offers a state-of-the-art, global centralized database, highly accurate, transparent data from more than 30,000 income sources globally and unrivalled royalties analysis by song title, income source and time period.
Sony/ATV is at the forefront of the digital music space and has taken the initiative in licensing its repertoire on behalf of its songwriters to the full range of new and established digital services.
Sony/ATV has entered into direct deals around the world with virtually all of the significant digital music services including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube and many others.Sony/ATV’s efforts in this area include becoming the first music publisher to enter into a direct deal with Pandora, the world’s leading non-interactive music streaming service. This groundbreaking deal marked a major step in the right direction to ensure fair compensation for songwriters and music publishers for the use of their music on streaming services.
Sony/ATV has also taken an industry-leading position to press for reform of the outdated consent decrees that govern the way public performance licenses are entered into by ASCAP and BMI.
BROADCAST & MEDIA RIGHTS/FILM & TV
Sony/ATV is market leader in Broadcast & Media Rights/Film & TV, delivering music publishing and additional services to broadcasters and producers for film, TV and other media, while providing worldwide expertise to maximise revenue generation and collections.
Its clients range from start-ups to major global groups. They include 20th Century Fox, A+E, All3Media, CBS Television Network, Cinetel, Dreamworks Pictures, Endemol Shine Group, Hit Entertainment, ITV, MGM, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Showtime Networks, and Sony Pictures.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing oversees in Extreme Music and EMI Production Music two of the industry’s leading production music operations.
Extreme Music was co-founded by its CEO Russell Emanuel who is also the co-founder and CEO of The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, a joint venture with multi-award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and his business partner Steve Kofsky.
Extreme was launched in 1997 with the mantra “Put the music first and the business will follow” and has since built up a roster that includes such iconic names as Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Sir George Martin, Snoop Dogg, Rodney Jerkins, Robbie Nevil, Junkie XL, Hugh Padgham, Boris Blank, Xzibit, Mark Mothersbaugh, Timbaland and Mike “Daddy” Evans.
Bleeding Fingers was launched in 2013 and focuses on creating bespoke show-specific libraries and scores for unscripted, reality, documentary and light drama television productions.
EMI Production Music
is home to KPM, the world’s most famous production music library. With more than 60 years of experience delivering successful music creation services for a wide range of media clients and representing more than 40 labels in total, the EMI PM catalogue boasts more than 150,000 titles crossing every musical genre imaginable. It draws from a huge roster of talented writers, many of whom are award-winning composers and producers who have penned No. 1 hits for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Blur, Lana Del Rey and Flo Rida.
SPEAKING UP FOR SONGWRITERS
Sony/ATV Music Publishing occupies a leading role in the music industry, standing up and fighting for songwriter rights under its Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier.
No clearer has this position been underlined than in the U.S. where the company continues to lobby for a reform of the performance licensing landscape to achieve fair market royalty rates for songwriters. This includes its participation in a Department of Justice review of the consent decrees which govern how ASCAP and BMI operate.