Wardlaw Music is a modern publishing business offering an accurate, transparent and efficient method of royalty collection.
General music publishing consultancy
Including formal contract representation, direct negotiation of legal contracts and/or recording agreement provisions relating to the collection and calculation of your publishing royalties. Dealing with requests and clearance for the proposed use of your songs by others. Synchronisation license representation and formal clearance for the use of your songs by way of all form's of media exploitation, both traditional (TV, Radio) and new Media (Internet, Digital Rights, Ring Tones etc).
Copyright research and rights clearance
Copyright Research and Rights Clearance for song writers and/or Advertising Agencies, Film Companies, Producers and Intellectual Property rights owners.
Copyright song research to locate correct rights owners and negotiate terms of clearance /consent for the use of other parties musical copyrights for use in films, TV productions, ad campaigns;
Obtaining consent for the use of musical copyright as sampled or otherwise interpolated within your own new song / composition.
UK representation and collection
Local representation of overseas writers, publishers and right owners with respect to efficient and thorough royalty collection, accounting services and general licensing within the UK.
Administration of rights on behalf of owners of existing songs / catalogue of musical works. Arranging for worldwide collection of royalties including mechanical income for record sales, Performance and Broadcasting income for radio and live performance. New Media income collection including internet digital exploitation, Ring-tones, Digi-Jukebox.
Arranging for direct licensing and collection of royalty income from record labels in the USA and performance societies.
Promotion of songs for use within feature films, TV productions and Ad's
The promotion and pitching of songs to ad agencies and film producers, clearance houses with respect to the proposed use of your songs in Films, television productions and advertising campaigns worldwide. Strong connections / contacts within the U/S and care of sub publishers worldwide in order to promote the above and make your songs available subject to formal synch license.
Advice and direct negotiation with respect to all aspects of song writing and publishing on a one off basis or with respect to single song or specific song assignments. Royalty tracking and collection for any outstanding income due to you or research into matter whereby permission and license had not been correctly obtained for the use of your songs. We have many years' experience of working with recording artists and song writers, record labels, publishers, collection societies, ad agencies, film companies, producers and writers of all levels and experience. If we cannot help you we will say so, and point you in the right direction. If we can help we will be delighted to discuss all possibilities with a view to short or long term representation
Representation in a specific territory or limited rights representation. Our arrangements are adaptable to suit all needs.