your one stop shop music clearance provider. We're fast. We're cost-effective. And we're good.

DMG CLEARANCES INC. Services

When you need music clearance, you need it done fast, you need it done affordably, and you need it done right. The first time. Every time. That's what dmg, inc. is all about.

If you've ever tried to track down a record or publishing company, you know it is a daunting task. dmg's staff is expert at negotiating the music clearance minefield, and is seriously committed to giving your project top priority.

  • Resourceful
  • Timely
  • Thorough
  • Determined

Those words describe dmg's clearance staff. We leverage our abundant industry contacts to bring you the excellent service for which we're famous.

CLEARANCE PROCEDURES

PAYMENT for DMG’s services are required prior to commencement. This includes Stage 2 (please see below). We make this very easy by offering credit card payments, direct deposit (ACH), wire transfer or check. If you pay by check we must receive the check before we can begin the clearance process.

*Publishing and Master Recording clearances are separate clearances

STAGE ONE

  • Consultation
  • Research of all applicable titles
  • Formal submission of requests
  • Negotiation of fees and terms
  • Timely and regular follow-up to obtain quotes
  • Upon receipt of terms and fees, dmg, inc. will forward all applicable information to client for their review and approval

STAGE TWO
(commences after quotes are secured and client has approved fees)

  • Generate deal memos
  • Request formal license agreements
  • Traffic all agreements and payments
  • Delivery of closed file(s) to client. For a minimal fee, dmg will create a notebook containing copies of all correspondence and all fully-executed license agreements related to the project

FEES

As of July 20, 2017.

Consulting/Guidance

QUICK QUESTIONS & GUIDANCE IS ALWAYS FREE. But if you need DMG to start doing research or charts - we now charge a minimum rate of $150 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour thereafter.

Sample Clearances

Stage One:

$325 per clearance*

Stage Two:

$325 per clearance*

Sample Claims:

$1,500 per song (Stage 1 & 2)

Rush Services:

$500 per clearance* per Stage

Sync/Master Use Clearances

$600 per song for each stage: Feature Films, TV, Video, Interactive/Multimedia

Commercials - Fees Available Upon Request

Contract Drafting Services

  1. Generating of Master / Publishing Sample Agreement(s): $100 per agreement
  2. Generating of Master / Publishing Sync Agreement(s): $100 per agreement
  3. Side Artist Agreement(s): $100 per agreement

Full Project Fees

One Time Flat Fee Services Available Upon Request.

*Publishing and Master Recording clearances are separate clearances

Why flat fees? That's dmg's guarantee to you, our client, to finish the projects we start, no matter what it takes to get your project closed on time. We don't nickle and dime you... and we don't give up on a clearance or project.

The hard truth about this business is that sometimes a particularly difficult clearance comes along that takes two weeks, to as much as six months, to get done. At dmg, we've got your back. If you were paying hourly, it could run hundreds of dollars for a single clearance. That's why we go with a flat fee. To save you the hassle. To save you the bucks.

Please feel free to give us a call, or email us, if you need to know more. dmg is confident that we can fill your music clearance needs. We're here to get the job done for you.

Sincerely,

Deborah Mannis-Gardner
President

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Our Clients

  • 4MM
    20th Century Fox
    Activision
    Aftermath Records
    Allen Hughes - Director
    Apple
    Asylum Records
    Atlantic Recording Corp.
    Bad Boy Records
    Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc.
    Beats by Dre
    BET Networks
    Blue Man Group
    Cash Money Records
    Centric
    Coen Brothers
    Comcast
    Concord Records
    Curtis Hanson - Director
    Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
    Deuce Productions
    Disturbing Tha Peace Records
    Doggy Style Records
    Downtown Records
    Dreamville Records
    DuBose Entertainment
    E1 Music
    Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc.
    EMI Music, North America
    Flava Unit Entertainment
    Free The Nipple
    Fox Searchlight Films
    Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc.
    Geffen Records
    Genius products
    Gold n Fish Marketing Group
    Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein, LLP
    Goliath Artists
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Grubman Indursky & Shire, P.C
    Hamilton - Broadway Production
    Harlem Globetrotters
    Harley Davidson
    Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
    Home Box Office
    IM Globel
    Interscope Records
    Island Def Jam Recordings
    Jellybean Productions
    LaPolt Law, P.C.
    Lava Records
    Lupe Fiasco
    Miramax
    Money Mack Records
    Motown Republic Records
    Music World Entertainment
    New Line Cinema
    Nervous Records
    Numark
    Nuyorican
    OWSLA
    Paramount Pictures
    Polydor UK
    Pony Canyon
    Prince
    Principle Mngt.
    Randy Poster - Music Supervisor
    Rap-a-lot Records
    R*ckstar
    Roc Nation Sports
    Sedlmayr & Associates, P.C.
    Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob LLP
    Shady Records
    Snoopadelic Films
    So So Def Productions
    Sony Music
    Source Magazine
    Take2
    Trey Songz
    Tristar Pictures
    Ultra Records
    Universal Pictures
    Universal Motown Republic
    VP Records
    View Askew / Kevin Smith Productions
    Virgin Mobile USA
    Walt Disney, Hollywood and Lyric Street Records
    Walt Disney Pictures
    Warner Brother Pictures
    WEA UK
    XS Games
    Yoga Records
    Young Bull Productions

    Individual Projects

    BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS:
    Blue Man Group
    Girls Night Out
    Hamilton

    ARTISTS:
    2 Chainz
    Ace Hood
    Angie Stone
    Aretha Franklin
    Azealia Banks
    B.O.B.
    Bas
    Beyonce
    Birdman
    Biz Markie
    Black Eyed Peas
    Bone Thugs N Harmony
    Bow Wow
    Brandy
    Brianna
    Bruce Hornsby
    Busta Rhymes
    Candace Pillay
    Carl Thomas
    Cashis
    Celine Dion
    Chamillionaire
    Chris Rock
    Christina Aguilera
    Cobra Starship
    Common
    Coolio
    Cypress Hill
    D12
    Damien Marley
    Dave Matthews Band
    De La Soul
    Deborah Cox
    Diddy
    Die Antwoord
    Diggy
    DJ Clue
    DJ Khaled
    DMX
    Dr. Dre
    Drake
    Eminem
    EPMD
    Erick Sermon
    Estelle
    Eve
    Everlast
    Fabolous
    Faith Evans
    Far East Movement
    Fat Joe
    Fergie
    Flo Rida
    French Montana
    Funk Master Flex
    Ghostface Killah
    Green Day
    Gucci Mane
    Gwen Stefani
    Hilltop Hoods
    House of Pain
    Iggy Azalea
    J Cole
    J. Holiday
    Ja Rule
    Jadakiss
    Jagged Edge
    Janet Jackson
    Jason Derulo
    Jeezy
    Jennifer Lopez
    Jeremih
    Jermaine Dupri
    Jurassic 5
    Justin Bieber
    K'Naan
    Kamaiyah
    Katy Perry
    Kendrick Lamar
    Lady Gaga
    Led Zeppelin
    Lil Jon
    Lil Kim
    Lil Wayne
    Limp Bizkit
    LL Cool J
    Ludacris
    Lupe Fiasco
    M.G.K.
    Mac Miller
    Macy Gray
    Maino
    Major Lazer
    Macklemore
    Machine Gun Kelly
    Mariah Carey
    Mary J. Blige
    Method Man
    Michael Bublé
    Michael Jackson
    MIMS
    Mindless Behavoir
    Missy Elliott
    Monica
    Mos Def
    Musiq Soulchild
    Mya
    Nas
    Nicki Minaj
    Notorious B.I.G.
    NKOTB
    Obie Trice
    P.S.Y.
    Paul Wall
    Pink
    Plies
    Public Enemy
    Pusha T
    Pussycat Dolls
    Raekwon
    Rae Sremmurd
    Redman
    Refletion Eternal
    Rick Ross
    Rihanna
    Robin Thicke
    Royce Da 5 9
    Ruff Ryders
    Salt N Pepa
    Santana
    Santi Gold
    Scarface
    School Boy Q
    Shyne
    Slaughterhouse
    Snoop Dogg
    Solange
    Soulja Boy
    Stephen Marley
    Styles
    Swizz Beats
    T.I.
    Talib Kweli
    Tank
    The Dream
    The Game
    The Roots
    Three 6 Mafia
    Timbaland
    TLC
    Toni Braxton
    Tory Lanez
    Travie McCoy
    Trey Songz
    Tyga
    Tyrese
    U2
    Uncle Kracker
    Vince Staples
    wale
    Whitney Houston
    Will.I.Am
    Wiz Khalifa
    Wu Tang Clan
    Wyclef
    Xzibit
    Yelawolf
    YG
    ZZ Ward

    VIDEO GAMES:
    Boogie Superstar
    Bully
    ChinaTown Wars
    Def Jam Rapstar
    Def Jam Vendetta
    DJ Scratch
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
    Grand Theft Auto V
    L.A. Noire
    Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles
    Popstar
    Red Dead Redemption
    Table Tennis
    Warriors

    FILM/TV/SOUNDTRACKS:
    2nd Generation Wayans
    8 Mile
    808
    A Life Less Ordinary
    A&E In Concert: Rod Stewart
    Art of Organized Noize
    B.E.T. 12 Awards
    B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards
    B.E.T. Honors
    B.E.T. Live At The Apollo
    B.E.T. Rip The Runway
    Be Inspired – The Life of Heavy D
    Being Mary Jane - Movie Of The Week
    Being Mary Jane
    Belly
    Best of Real Sex
    Big Momma's House
    Blue Streak
    Black & White
    Bringing Down the House
    Brotherly Love
    Bulletproof
    Caught Up
    Christmas With The Cranks
    Cradle 2 The Grave
    Dogma
    Eddie
    Entourage
    Fast & The Furious
    Fighting Temptations
    Fled
    Free The Nipple
    Hardball
    Hamilton
    Hamlet
    He Got Game
    High School High
    Hot Chocolate Nutcracker - Movie Of The Week
    How High
    How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
    I-95 (The Ride)
    I Am Sun Mu
    In Her Shoes
    In Too Deep
    Kiss Me Guido
    Life & Times of Hank Greenberg
    Life on Death Row
    Lucky You
    Mac & Devin Go To High School
    Magic Mike2
    Men With Guns
    More Than a Game
    Motown 40th Anniversary
    Notorious
    Next Friday
    November Rule
    Nutty Professor 2
    Nuyrican Dream
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Real Husbands Of Hollywood
    Reindeer Games
    Rihanna 777 Tour
    Rhyme & Reason
    Rocky IV
    Rounders
    School of Rock
    Shadow Boxers
    She's All That
    Slam
    Soul In a Hole
    Southside With You
    Space Jam
    Spinning Gold
    Starmaps
    Sunday's Best
    The Defiant Ones - HBO Special
    The Mo'Nique Show
    The Watch
    Tiny & Toya
    Trey Songz: My Moment
    Vacation
    Velvet Goldmine
    West 47th Street
    White Girls
    WIllie Nelson Home Video
    Woo

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Our Staff


Deborah Mannis-Gardner
President
Deborah@dmgclearances.com
302-239-6337 x2
302-239-6875 fax



Janice Shreve
Sr. Director, Sample Licensing & Contract Administration
Janice@dmgclearances.com
302-239-6337 x2
302-239-6875 fax



Rachel Lefkowitz
Senior Manager, Sample & Music Clearances
Rachel@dmgclearances.com
302-239-6337 x3
302-239-6875 fax



Sarah Manning
Director, Business Affairs
Sarah@dmgclearances.com
302-239-6337 x4
302-239-6875 fax



And for all your publishing administration needs meet our sister companies:


Deborah Evans
Della Music Clearance
Della Music Publishing LLC
509 Mandeville St
New Orleans, LA 70117
deborahevansmusic@gmail.com
Tel: 917.517.0357
Fax: 504-304-4754



Heather Trussell
Sr. Vice President
Memory Lane Music Group
501 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 512
New York, NY 10018
heather@memorylanemusicgroup.com
Tel: 212-460-8677
Fax: 212-614-0166