Welcome to our licensing page. In order to submit a request for permission to use a song from the our catalog, you will need to search for the song(s) you want first. Once you've chosen the song(s) you're interested in, please select the appropriate licensing form to submit. Upon receipt of your complete form, someone from our Licensing staff will be in touch with a quote.
Please note: In submitting a licensing form, you are applying for a quote only. If, upon receiving a quote, you wish to proceed with a license, please submit a license request in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org and a formal license will be sent to you.
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Important: Krysto Drym Music Publishing does not accept unsolicited song or any material submissions. We adopt a policy either rejecting unsolicited submissions of anything even remotely creative, or requiring the submitter to sign an agreement before the submission is even read. Every time unsolicited material is received we log the name of the sender and a brief description of the material, e.g. song, advertisement, slogan. The material is then returned - with no copy retained - along with a brief letter that reads something like this:
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE ANY UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS; NO IMPLIED CONTRACT.
We appreciate the interest of [our listeners and professional] people who suggest ideas and material, including programs, formats and literary works for our use, but we do receive many suggestions that duplicate submissions of others, including members of our staff. And we may even start using materials or exploit ideas similar to yours that we receive after the date of your submission. So we have adopted a policy of refusing to consider any materials or ideas. We must therefore return your material, unreviewed.
The process of shopping, or marketing, your songs differs depending on whether you intend to be just a songwriter or a performer as well as a songwriter:
How to Sell the Rights to Your Songs
If you’re a songwriter looking to sell your songs to other performers, the easiest—and often the most effective—approach is to work with a music publisher. In exchange for a significant cut of any royalties that your songs earn (usually 50%), your publisher:
A more direct way to sell your songs is to pitch them directly to another musician or performer who may want to record or perform them. If you can win over an established artist, you’ll save time and money. The main challenge to this approach is actually getting your music to the artist.
For songwriters who are also performers, a record deal is the traditional means of getting exposure and money for their music. With a record deal, also called a recording contract, a record company agrees to pay for the musician’s major expenses (recording, marketing, touring, and so on) in exchange for:
Record labels sometimes make distribution deals, in which the record company pays for promotion and distribution but the musician retains some or all of the rights to the music. Most musicians prefer this type of arrangement because they can retain an ownership stake and control how their music is used, such as whether the music can be licensed for advertising, films, and so on.