How do I license the music on this website for my project?
Please reach out to your creative licensing representative directly. If a representative has not been assigned, or if you cannot remember who yours is, simply contact us and your enquiry will be routed appropriately.
How do I download this music?
If a particular track or set of tracks interest you, please contact us and we will send you a link to download WAV and/or MP3 versions.
How much does a license cost?
This is dependent on the type of usage/rights clearances required (i.e. the media, term, & territory). Please contact us and one of our licensing reps will be in touch to discuss your project and issue a quote.
How long does it take to get a license?
As long as we receive your license request during normal business hours (M-F from 9-6 ET), we usually send a license agreement and invoice within 1-4 hours.
Will my license cover both "sides"?
Yes, we represent 100% of both the publishing and master recordings, so we are able to clear both sides at once.
How do I submit my music?
Please read our submissions guidelines
I just submitted my music, when do I find out if it's been selected?
We listen to all submissions, but unfortunately, it impossible to reply to all of them. Rest assured, if there is interest, you will surely hear from a member of our A&R team.
Do I retain publishing?
Yes, we do not take a cut of the publishing, so you will be able to collect performing royalties as both the writer and publisher.
My music is not published, can I still submit?
You can still submit your music to us, but please note that prior to being able to sign an agreement with you, you must register all works with a performing rights society.
If my music is picked for dw1stop representation, can I still include it on my album?
Yes, absolutely. We encourage commercial releases as it serves to boost synchronization opportunities.
What is the split on the synch fee?
50/50 split on the net income received by dw:1stop
What is a typical synch fee?
This varies, obviously. For TV shows, synch fees can range anywhere from $1k-$10k per placement. For feature films and ad campaigns, perhaps more depending on the scope of the project.
How will I be paid and when?
Payment by check will be sent to writers/publishers within 30 days after we receive payment for a synch placement. Please note that some networks/film production companies take several months to pay us.
What can I expect to be paid from the PROs for performances of my work?
You will need to contact a representative at your respective performing rights organization for this information. Generally speaking, at least 90-120 days post air date.
What happens at the end of the 3-year term? Will my music continue to be played on productions that were synched during the term?
At the end of the term, you can make the decision to either have dw:1stop continue to represent your work for another 3-year term, or end your relationship with dw:1stop. It is important to note that any works that were pitched during the term of the agreement can still be placed. Likewise, any productions that were licensed during the term of the agreement can continue to be disseminated in perpetuity, if that is what the synchronization/master use license calls for.
Can I negotiate the term of my contract to one different from the standard 3-year deal?
Generally speaking, no. Unless some extenuating circumstance is involved, we prefer to rep music for 3 years at a time as it takes quite a bit of time to market/promote our artists and wait for the right opportunities to present themselves.