Composing : Movie Soundtrack question by Kenson Junicue

Movie Soundtrack question

Hey guys,
I’m currently producing my first feature film, which was Inspired by a song. So now that I’m producing it, I want the song to be the soundtrack. But the problem is , the song is already another movie’s soundtrack. I know I can hire someone to write something similar but I kind of want that song. Can an existing movie soundtrack be another movie’s soundtrack? The song is “ It will rain by Bruno Mars” . Please help me figure this out so I know My options.

Joel Irwin

Songs are often on more than one soundtrack unless they are written specifically for the film by the film composer and the contract states exclusivity. Keep in mind tracks like anything done by Bruno Mars will be quite expensive and do require as any other song two licenses - a sync license (from the composer/copyright holder) and master use license (from the record company). It is best you work with a "music supervisor" (someone who understand how to handle commercial music licensing). However, there are also web sites that can function as a music supervisor and even find you "sound like" music to license (everything needs the above two licenses that was not written by the film composer if you have one). Personally, I have worked with www.musicsupervisor.com as a composer but they are not your only option.

Kenson Junicue

This is very helpful Joe,
Thanks so much. God to learn that I do Have options .

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