Clearance and other Services
S. Bergman, P.C., a New York based entertainment law firm specializing
in all aspects of music, established 1630 Music Services,
Inc., a company specializing in music clearance and music
publisher administration. This company represents music publishers
and other licensors of music as well as licensees of music like
TV, motion picture, video and DVD producers. 1630 handles all contract
administration related to these uses of music and also prepares
and distributes royalty and licensee fee accountings.
music clearance services include:
Search and Rights Holder Identification
License Negotiation and Administration
Sheet Preparation, Registration and Distribution
Rights Society Clearances
Up, Client Updates and Troubleshooting
was established for the clearance and administration of music rights.
Clients include the licensor, music publisher or master owner, and
also the licensee, record label, print, TV or motion picture producer.
On behalf of the licensee, 1630 will effectively research the ownership
and control of compositions and negotiate a synchronization or mechanical
license on terms and fees consistent with the client's budget and
needs. The essence of effective negotiation in this area is the
proper preparation of a fair license and efficient follow through
to execution and transmittal of the required fee. Where appropriate
the service will also include the preparation and submission and
filing of appropriate cue sheets with the performing rights societies
with copies to the publisher licensors. 1630 will always follow
up all transactions and keep the client fully informed of all developments.
behalf of the publisher licensor, effective representation involves
negotiation and preparation of mechanical licenses, administration
of print rights, negotiation and administration of foreign subpublisher
agreements, copyright registration and enforcement and royalty accounting
Clearance: The Tony Danza Show - live, daily, one hour talk show
on ABC-TV from New York, distributed by Buena Vista Television
Administration: Duane Music, Inc. - License to Coca Cola worldwide
for I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel It Be Free.
Publishing: Representing Francis Dreyfus Music and Chrysalis Publishing
in Subpublishing agreements for the ABC catalogs.