Performing Rights and Cue-sheets
You will find a blank cue sheet template here in PDF format.
Please print and fill the document, and fax it back to premiumbeat.com at 1-514-313-5556
NOTE: If you are not making a production to be broadcast on a television network you do not need a cue sheet.
Usually TV broadcasters pay a fixed amount to a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) for a license to broadcast shows with music. PROs use this licensing income to pay royalties to the composer and publisher of the music. There is normally no additional cost for you, the producer. All you need to do is to fill out cue sheets. Besides being a legal requirement, it will take you a few minutes and will allow our composers to receive their fair share for the public performance of their music.
In the rare situations where you, the producer, may have to pay a fee yourself we can provide you with a Direct License that will include these fees. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to negotiate a price that will include the Performance Rights fee. Almost every broadcast network has obtained a license from the PROs. Very few broadcasters such as ESPN or HGTV for example may not have this license. As a producer it is your responsibility to make sure the broadcaster has obtained a license from the PROs or to obtain a Direct License from us.
What is a cue-sheet?
A cue sheet is a document filled with all the details of the music used in an audio and/or visual production to be broadcasted in a film or TV. Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) will use this cue-sheet to identify which composers and publishers should receive performance royalties. Without cue sheets and the dedication of PROs, it would be impossible for composers and publishers to be compensated for the broadcasting of their music. All our composers rely on this additional income to be compensated for their work.
Important Information Regarding Cue Sheets
All Publisher and Composer information about our music is available on demand at [email protected]. Please send us the title of the music track and we will reply with all the necessary cue sheet information.