About

MUSIC2 Licensing handles TV, film, advertising, video game and online music placements – all forms of third party licensing. We represent 20,000 + (and growing daily!) titles of many genres, with an emphasis on electronic music.

The company encompasses a wide range of services including music supervision and consultation/research, mechanical licensing, film clearances, sync licensing and sample clearance. We also have arrangements with several domestic and overseas independent publishing companies that administer a wide range of copyrights.

Licensing is an innately unpredictable business, our mandate is to be intuitive, efficient and forward thinking.

Recent Placements Include:

The Alma Awards – NBC Nissan Versa Road Trip – TBWA/CHIAT
Breaking Bad – AMC Supernatural – CW
CSI Miami/NYC – CBS The Gates – ABC
Damages – FX Unforgettable – CBS
Degrassi – Much Music Lights Out – FX
Dirt 3 – Codemasters UFC – Fox
DC Shoes – Online videos Ugly Betty – ABC
Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Ubisoft Vegas – CBS
The Broken Tower – Focus World Francophenia – Comedy Central
Forever 21 Savages – Relativity Media
Go Pro TV Advert – Chicken On The Beach

We are interested in hearing from artists and managers who have fresh material in contemporary genres and who own/administer their master and sync.

 


HISTORY OF MUSIC2

MUSIC2 was founded in 1999. Over the next decade the company evolved from an international booking agency into a management company and for the last few years a full service licensing company repping over 20,000 tracks spanning all genres.

 


Head of Licensing

Gerard Talbot’s resume speaks for itself. He transferred to the USA from Virgin retail in the UK to head up the artistic boutique music labels of EG, Real World, Venture and Earthworks out of NYC, so yes he got to work with Robert Fripp, Brian Eno and David Sylvian.

In 1993 he transferred to Los Angeles to run the catalogue department of Virgin Records. He then took a brief misstep as Iron Maiden’s label A&R (but to his credit he did get to work personally with the Gang Of Four!) before going on in 1995 to the newly founded Astralwerks to head up their licensing division.

Gerard then had the pleasure of working with Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Air and Chemical Brothers, to name a few of the reasonably successful artists under Astralwerks’s wing for licensing in film/TV. After a brief stint licensing for Ministry of Sound he went solo in 2003 and became fully independent in music licensing, clearance, consultation as well as his own publishing company Purley Sounds (ASCAP).

For more information, contact Gerard Talbot.

 


Founder

Caroline Hoste is the founder of MUSIC2. Equipped with more than a decade of entertainment and music industry experience, as an agent, label manager, artist manager and music executive; Caroline is well known for her contagious level of enthusiasm and passion.

Caroline worked alongside Steve Macklam as the Project Manager for Irish band “The Chieftains” at SL Feldman and Associates. Determined to follow her own vision and launch independent artists that inspired her, she went on to establish MUSIC2 in 1999.

She now runs HELLO STRANGER, where she does creative business development for brands and artists, bringing both together in unique and dynamic ways.
For more information, contact Caroline Hoste.