Filmmakers often feel so attached to a song that it becomes a crucial and indispensible element to the story. A scene, or even an entire film, can revolve around a single piece of music. What many directors don’t realize is that the process…Read More
Music Supervision & Rights Clearance
Our supervision projects range from independents to Academy Award™ nominated films. In addition to music, we clear photos, stills, film clips, footage, lyrics, corporate logos, album art, and name and likeness rights.
- Last Chance U
- Bill Cunningham New York
- La Mission
- Carter High
- Everyman's Journey
- The Case of The Three Sided Dream
- Quiet Riot
- Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
- Into The Mind
- Burt's Buzz
- Loitering With Intent
- American Hardcore
- Meet The Patels
- Valley Uprising
- I'll Be Me
- Kings Point
- Live Kisses
- The Overnighters
- The Winding Stream
At The Rights Workshop, we are equally committed to our corporate and branding/ad agency clients, helping them achieve the perfect mix of sound and visual for their media enterprises.
Our publishing services assist songwriters, musicians, and artists who own their music catalogs, and we provide services to music labels needing rights management administration.
Brooke is a music supervisor and rights executive who created The Rights Workshop after running ESPN’s music department. Prior she was a rights consultant to TechTV, Arista Records manager of A&R Administration and a former radio host. She produced numerous critically acclaimed recordings and won a Billboard Award.
The wealth of her contacts, combined with her knowledge of international music, launched Seven Seas Music in 2015. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Business School, Brooke brings over 25 years music business experience to the Bay Area.Email Brooke
Maryam began her career in entertainment law over a decade ago, then went on to work at Live Nation in its business and legal affairs. In 2008 she joined The Rights Workshop and has since amassed several music supervision credits. She administers music rights for Bread & Roses, Gold Toes Ent. and Seven Seas Music, an international sync-licensing catalog co-launched with Brooke in 2015.
Her work combines a passion for music, media and deal-making. She is a graduate of UCLA and California Western School of Law.Email Maryam
Caroline Kerr is an arts and entertainment professional, whose experience spans creative music licensing, A&R, playlist curation, and event production. She comes to The Rights Workshop most recently from Starbucks, where she curated music for 10,000+ company-owned stores globally.
Originally from Chicago, Caroline arrived to the Bay Area by way of Seattle. Her passion for independent artists, content creation, and innovative experiences allows her to continually add creative value to brands. She is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a professional certificate in Music Supervision from Berklee College of Music.Email Caroline
Published by Focal Press
Music Rights Unveiled provides an inside look at the complex world of music rights for film and video and includes step-by-step guidance to navigate these tricky waters. Authors Brooke Wentz and Maryam Battaglia share their decades of expertise in this user-friendly guide, designed specifically with filmmakers and producers in mind. The book provides a brief history of the pricing of music in film, television and digital media markets, and explains the process by which music is licensed or acquired for films, highlighting pitfalls to avoid and strategies for success.Buy Now
Published by Hal Leonard
Written specifically for musicians, this comprehensive compendium of real-life licensing and music placement examples will school the artists, writers, and potential content acquirer on the do’s-and-dont’s of music rights. Music licensing and rights terms are defined, and the clearance process is explained in clear detail.Buy Now
We source music for our projects from a variety of traditional outlets — labels, music publishers, and licensing representatives to name a few. But the internet has empowered emerging artists, allowing them to publish and license music on their own, making music discovery and music discovery tools a crucial part of our business.Discover Music
Music supervision is one of those coveted jobs by individuals who are passionate about music and who sense they can match songs with images. Driving in a car listening to the right soundtrack is sometimes no different from being in a movie…Read More