PUBLISHING CLEARANCE SERVICE (PCS)
The world’s #1 Sample Replay company also offers you this all-important service.
The service offered by SCORCCiO is not only limited to Sample Replays, we can also assist you with obtaining music publishing clearances; the first requirement for any tracks to be released with samples, replays, adaptations or as complete cover versions.
Over the years we’ve handled all sorts of tricky and almost impossible publishing clearances. Grammy-nominated “On My Mind” by DIPLO & SIDEPIECE was one of them, from which we successfully gained approvals from all 6 publishers of the adapted song “Steelo”, originally performed/written by 702 feat. Missy Elliott. “Steelo” itself includes a sample by Sting – who also had to be approached by us in order to get his seal of approval for “On My Mind” as well.
We deal with Sony/ATV, BMG, Warner Chappell, Kobalt, Peer, Spirit, Downtown and Universal Music on numerous occasions, resulting in strong relationships with publishing executives at all the main companies.
This is a very important aspect to what we can offer – having personal connections within the publishing companies themselves is vital to the game plan when it comes to obtaining clearances, and especially favourable to our clients when it comes down to negotiating any royalty splits for them. Even if the original song you’ve sampled was a limited release on a small but now defunct independent record label, we can always track down the publisher with our exclusive database system.
So how does the PCS work and how much will it cost?
We offer an extremely competitive rate for our service, costing almost HALF of what others currently charge. Also, we do not charge clients “$100 by the hour” – unlike some dubious clearance services. We will always deal with your clearance request with set fees that you can see and decide upon in advance, before paying. Our PCS works in two separate stages;
Stage 1 : Applying for clearances with a single publisher = 280 € EUR / $280 USD / £240 GBP in advance, with a 40% fee (112€ / $112 / £96) added to the initial payment if the song has 2 or more other publishers, as ALL publishers must be contacted for their clearance approval to be obtained as well. So for example: 2 publishers = 392 € EUR / $392 USD / £336 GBP TOTAL
Stage 2 : A second time payment of 190 € EUR / $190 USD / £150 GBP becomes due ONLY if the clearance is successful – However, this amount is NOT charged if you also decide to have any Sample Replay work produced by us at the very same time as receiving publishing approval for the corresponding song/sample.
TOTAL COST of PCS by SCORCCiO vs other services: PCS by SCORCCiO costs 50 – 60% LESS than any other online clearance service fee – most others demand 900 € / $950 / £850 and some companies will even make you pay royalties to them of up to 35% for each unit sold. SCORCCiO never takes any royalties and there’s no hidden fees to pay, all the costs are shown here.
The Publishing Clearance Service works in full tandem for you at SCORCCiO. Our specialist ‘PCS’ department will be working hard towards receiving approvals from all the publishers with rights to the original song. Plus, with your SCORCCiO Sample Replay you will then be able to release and exploit your new production without any fear of copyright infringement whatsoever, all thanks to the double action of both a Sample Replay AND the publishing clearance.
NOTE: You don’t need to order a Sample Replay from us to use our Publishing Clearance Service, we would be very happy to offer you our service alongside any replays, adaptations or covers produced by yourself or obtained elsewhere.