From adaptation, to synch,YouTube and beyond — below are all the varying licensing request options and the appropriate points of contact for each. 

Adaptation Requests

For any release where the original work has been manipulated in some way (ex. lyric changes, translations, samples, mash-ups, etc.), approval is required.  To start the approval process, and to eventually secure a license for your derivative work please contact us at adaptations@kobaltmusic.com.  

Download the Adaptation Request form

Print Requests 

A print license is required to create and use an arrangement, regardless of ensemble size or the intent to publish the arrangement.  Both sheet music reproduction and lyric reprint fall under this category. To learn more or to obtain a print license please contact us at licensing@kobaltmusic.com.  

Synch Licensing Requests

For film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie trailers etc., please visit our Synch page

US & Canadian Mechanical Licensing Requests

Mechanical rights encompass the right to reproduce a piece of music – whether it’s being released as a CD, download, etc.  Please note that if your release is a straight cover a mechanical license is required. For physical copies like CD and Vinyl, and one-time digital downloads, please fill out the form here.  

For the rest of the world, a license can be obtained by visiting each territory’s respective collection society.

YouTube Licensing FAQ

User Generated Content does not require permission from us due to our agreement with YouTube. For videos dealing with advertising goods or services, please visit our synch page here and fill out the available form.  For any further questions please visit our FAQ here.