Accorder Music is a unique, hand-on music publisher, providing an unsurpassed level of service designed to help and assist producers and other IP owners. Alongside our producer focused activities we have an outstanding roster of Composers who have written for iconic shows worldwide – including The Great British Bake Off, Teletubbies, Ali G, Tree Fu Tom, BBC Natural World and Endeavour.
We support producers at all stages of production, from engaging a composer right through to collecting royalties generated from performance, online or licensing. We also collect other key secondary rights such as cable retransmission fees. Accorder offers a truly 360 degree service, giving assistance and support all through the creative process and far beyond.
In addition, we offer our clients a pre-cleared international blanket licence to use Accorder Tracks, our production music catalogue, giving you access to thousands of tracks that we personally curate for you.
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Worldwide music publishing royalty collection
We collect worldwide publishing royalties for your music. When your music is broadcast, streamed, publicly performed or mechanically reproduced, we make sure all your available income is collected and paid to you. We take care of all aspects of copyright administration, global royalty tracking and collection and account everything to you in transparent statements.
TV and Film Music Composer introductions
Our TV and Film music composers are internationally renowned and working with the best producers worldwide. We make the right introductions to ensure the best creative synergy for your production.
Composer briefing, pitching and selection process
In order to allow you to find the best composer for your project we are able to offer a music briefing, pitching and selection service, enabling you to find the composer that best complements your production needs.
Contract negotiation for producers and composers
Having the clearest music agreements between producers and composers protects all parties throughout the creative process. We assist with contractual negotiations between producers and composers, including providing contract templates, freeing you up to focus on your production.
Music clearance for TV, film and multimedia involves researching the rights owners of this music and negotiating the use of these music rights. We have strong existing relationships with major and independent music publishers and record labels worldwide, which enables us to offer a fast and efficient music clearance service.
We work with your budget to create the best musical score, through commissioned music, commercial songs and production music catalogue. We’ll make sure you have the music that best fits your needs and that all rights are cleared.
Our Sync Team work closely with music supervisors to feature our diverse catalogue in adverts, games, trailers, film & TV.
We represent talented emerging artists and support them in the early stages of their careers through sync placements and publishing deals.
International broadcast royalty tracking
UK TV and Film punches well above its weight in the international marketplace. It’s therefore essential to have a music publisher with the right infrastructure in place to make sure you’re not missing out on international music income generated from broadcasts and downloads of your productions.
Protection of I.P. and prevention of copyright infringement
Protecting the copyright in intellectual property is of the highest importance to us. This is why we are part of a trial scheme by the PRS for Music Anti-Piracy Unit. We use every endeavour to remove the use of unlicensed content so that our producers and composers are fairly rewarded for the enormous contribution they make to the creative space. Read More.
Digital releases through our record label Redrocca are an important part of branding and a great way to additionally exploit the music outside of a production. We ensure your music is released through the largest online retailers to maximise income from the music.
Additional Secondary Rights Collection
In addition to music royalties Accorder collects the additional audio visual secondary rights owed to producers. These include fees for retransmission of programmes on cable and satellite services, royalties from levies on blank DVD’s and licence fees charged for educational usage of programmes.
Music publishing seminars for production companies
Accorder works with hundreds of producers worldwide managing thousands of copyrights every year across all genres. We are therefore uniquely placed to offer seminars to in-house production teams. These sessions take staff through all aspects of music engagement from commissioning composers to final delivery of music cue sheets.
International re-versioning of music (including editing)
If you need to replace any music before international sales, we will research alternate music that is completely cleared and even edit in the music for you. We have extensive experience in this (see some of the shows we’ve worked on) and for Accorder Music Publishing clients, this music is completely covered by your blanket license. It’s an efficient and highly cost-effective process for producers.
Production music curated playlists
As part of our service to clients, we put together music playlists and temp tracks for upcoming productions. This music has been specifically created for audio visual media with edits and underscores to ensure the greatest flexibility and nuance for your production.
Production music development
We work closely with editors and producers to understand how they use music and how they like it delivered. We feed this back to our composers, to make sure our production music tracks are created to work seamlessly in audio visual media.