Music Cue Sheet

Production Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONS

The Music Cue sheet lists each song that is used in the final cut of the film.

  • #: Sequential numbering of each song used
  • TC Start / TC End: The timecode of when the song starts and ends
  • Cue Title: The name of the song
  • Usage: How the song is used
    • MT = Main Title
    • ET = End Title
    • BI = Background Instrumental
    • BV = Background Vocal
    • VI = Visual Instrumental
    • VV = Visual Vocal
  • Licensor: Include an abbreviation for the type of licensor and the name of the licensor
    • C = Composer
    • P = Publisher
    • R = Record Label
  • Society (%): If applicable, the music rights society that manages the rights to the song and the percentage of their stake in the song. In the U.S., there are 2 main music rights societies: ASCAP & BMI.
    • If working with a composer, you should ask them whether they are a member of a music rights society.
    • If licensing a song from a publisher and/or record label, they will let you know whether the rights are managed by a music rights society.
    • If using our license with Universal Production Music (Killer Tracks), then you can enter “N/A”.
  • Rights Acquired: Indicate what rights you have acquired for the song.
    • If working with a composer who has signed our Composer Contract, then it would be “All Rights, Perpetuity”.
    • If licensing a song from a publisher and/or record label, then it would be whatever rights were agreed upon (Note: CMPA requires you get at least a 2 year, Film Festival, World, Non-Commercial license)
    • If using a song that is in the creative commons, then include the type of creative commons license.
    • If using Universal Production Music (Killer Tracks), then it would be “Film Festival, Perpetuity, World, Non-Commercial”.

SAMPLE