CUE SHEET INFORMATION AND DOWNLOAD
If you are producing a show for TV or radio which will be aired on broadcast, satellite or cable network and/or in a movie theatre a cue sheet must be completed and filed in compliance with the royalty free music license agreement.
A cue sheet is a document detailing the use of music used in films, TV and radio programs. Every producer of a broadcast show is required to complete one and submit it to their country’s performance rights society. The performance rights societies, in turn, pay any royalties due to the composer and their publisher. Broadcast companies pay an annual license to performance rights associations and it is from these fees that stock music companies can collect their royalties. Royalties are collected on works performed, both domestically and internationally, in broadcast/satellite/cable radio, TV and movie theatres.
Submit your form to your national performance rights associations listed below.
Note: Please send a copy of your completed form to email@example.com. This is for our records and enables us to monitor royalty payments more efficiently. Thank you, in advance.
Need help with filling in the form? Here is a step by step guide.
- Title of Film, Program or Series: As denoted in any type of credit
- Episode Title and Number: Ask producer/director for this information if not sure
- Name Producer, Director & Distributor: Full legal name of either the producer or director AND the distributor’s name
- Principal Actors: Only complete if applicable
- Year of Production: When the production was made
- Country of Origin: Where the production was made
- Date of First Presentation: Exact date of initial showing
- Program Duration: Full program length
- Music Duration: How many minutes and seconds the music is played for
- Music Track Title: Full name of the track being used
- Type Of Music: Background means music heard by the viewer which is an accompaniment to the scene portrayed. Feature means music which directly relates to a specific action of one or more of the characters portrayed in the scene. Theme means music which identifies a program, film or series at the beginning or end of the film or series. Logo means music which identifies the production company at the beginning and/or end of a TV program, film or TV series which is not a theme
- Specify Station &/or Network: Please do not use abbreviations i.e.Use British Broadcasting Corporation, not BBC
- Foreign Sales – Country & Language: If you are using the music which will be sold to another country please specify the country and foreign language title. Broadcast schedules should be provided, if available