Applying for Sync Licensing

Any Symphonic client can apply to be considered for representation by our in-house Sync Licensing division, Bodega Sync. Due to the competitive nature of sync licensing and the specific creative needs of music supervisors, Bodega is highly selective. Anyone who wants to apply is encouraged to do so. 

Preferred applicants: 

  •  Active in their career, release new music regularly, and have a well-developed fanbase. 
  •  Make music that is accessible and relevant to mainstream popular culture.
  •  They are “One-Stop,” meaning they control 100% of their composition and master rights. 
  •  Have fully mastered instrumental and clean mixes of their songs (if applicable). 


Can I apply if I'm not a Symphonic Distribution client?

You can! Being a Symphonic client is not a prerequisite to apply. However, Symphonic clients have priority for features in Bodega’s weekly email blast Checkout, which promotes new releases to their large network of music supervisors and agencies. There are many benefits to having everyone working on the same team, so if Bodega represents you, we hope you’ll also consider distributing through Symphonic!

Can I apply if I'm not affiliated with a PRO?

Being affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC is not a requirement but is strongly suggested. Any televised sync placements will generate performance revenues that will not be available to you if you do not affiliate with one of these organizations. You can click here to apply to our Publishing Administration service (partnered with Songtrust), which will help you get your music registered with a PRO of your choice. 

What is required is having a complete accounting of copyright ownership, including any co-writers, copyrighted samples, record labels, or publishers who may have an ownership interest in your catalog. If you don’t control all the rights to your music, that doesn’t disqualify you from working with Bodega, but they will need to evaluate the whole picture to decide whether you’re eligible. If you are unsure what rights you and your collaborating partners' control, we strongly encourage you to work that out before applying. 

How much does it cost to be represented by Bodega Sync?

There are no upfront costs involved. Bodega works on a commission basis and only takes a percentage of sync licensing fees; however, terms and rates can vary from client to client depending on various factors. 


Click here to apply for Sync Representation with Bodega Sync

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