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To obtain a mechanical license for one of our songs, provided you are not changing any of the music or lyrics, please call the Harry Fox Agency, Phone: 212.370.5330/ Fax: 646-487-6746, or write to them at The Harry Fox Agency, 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001, or refer to their website:
or send your mechanical licensing request via fax to 305-672-5230
EMI has stringent parameters for reduced rate consideration. If you are not able to pay an upfront advance on at least 5,000 units, you must obtain a license at the full statutory rate from our agent, the Harry Fox Agency.
EMI will only consider waiver requests for the sole benefit of valid 501(c) charity organizations. It is our policy to collect mechanicals on all units at the prevailing full statutory rate and to make donations directly to the charity based on accountings received. Requests complying with these criteria can be faxed to (212) 492-1927, Attn: EMI Waiver Requests.
Limited Mechanical Licensing Projects
If you plan to manufacture under 2,500 units and you are not changing the lyrics or using our Copyrighted Composition as a sample or interpolation etc., please obtain a mechanical license at the full statutory rate via The Harry Fox Agency’s Songfile system (www.songfile.com). Please note that neither the Harry Fox Agency nor our office issues voluntary licenses for less than 250 units. If you plan to manufacture less than 250 units and are not willing to pay a licensing fee equivalent to the fee for 250 units, please license via the compulsory provisions in the Copyright Law. For more information on compulsory licenses please see the Library of Congress' website (www.copyright.gov) or speak with an intellectual properties attorney.
Sampling, Interpolations, Adaptations
Thank you for your inquiry regarding sampling at EMI Music Publishing. If you would like to use an EMI song as a sample, interpolation, or adaptation, for release in the United States and Canada, please submit each request in writing using the sample clearance form available here. Please fill this form out as completely as possible and submit along with audio and lyric sheet to the below address:
The Sample Dept.
EMI Music Publishing
75 Ninth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Or via email to the following address:
If submitting via email, please ensure that audio files are in an open *.mp3 format, properly labeled and no larger than 10 MB’s.
Please allow time for processing, we will respond to your request as quickly as we can. For requests outside of the US and Canada, please contact the local EMI affiliate in that territory.
Please send a written request including a copy of your new lyrics, an English translation of your new lyrics if applicable, with an audio recording of your new version if available, along with complete information regarding how this new version will be used to: EMI Music Publishing, Attn: Copyright Permissions, 75 Ninth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011; or by fax at 212-492-1927.