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Produced by Patrick Reagan
Produced by Patrick Reagan
Our mission is to serve our users with content of the highest quality in the quickest and friendliest manner. We understand that we cannot compete with the “Super Libraries” in sheer volume, nor is that our goal. On the other hand, what we lack in bulk content we make up for in top quality product and impeccable customer service, which provides a better experience, not only to our clients, but also to our composers and artists. But don’t just take our word for it. See what others are saying.
FORGE Tracks represents Composers and Artists from all over the world. We offer truly striking content by not only working directly with world class composers, independent songwriters and artists, but we also partner with independent record labels to coordinate their licensing. Because of our relationships and partnerships, we’re able to offer easy, one-stop synchronization and master use licensing on a wide variety of high-quality music content for your production.
We’re highly selective with the group members on our roster. We hand-pick each candidate based on his or her body of work and how well he/she works with people. We’re proud to have such world-class talent as a part of the FORGE family!
Browse our FORGE Tracks releases below. There’s a lot more in our FORGE Tracks online search (powered by SoundMiner).
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Browse full length songs from some of our artist releases. Additional mixes, stems, and edits available in our full online catalog or available by request.
Browse length songs from some of our FORGE Tracks Composer releases. Additional mixes, stems, and edits available in our full online catalog or available by request.
Browse full length songs from the FORGE Tracks Legacy Collection (the original Clay Butler Music catalog). Additional mixes, stems, and edits available in our full online catalog or available by request.
FORGE Tracks controls both the composition (with exception of cover songs) and master recording of all of FORGE’s material, so obtaining a synchronization/master use license is a snap! We try to make the licensing process as painless as possible. Once you have found the music you need, simply fill in our Online License Request Form (or email or call us). Not only do we try to help productions reasonably stay within budget, but we also help them secure licenses quickly: you can pay right from the invoice email!
Music from the FORGE Tracks catalog is licensed for productions on a “needle drop” basis. This means you will need to obtain a license for each use in your productions, most of which are in perpetuity. Once you obtain the rights, you don’t have to come back and re-license as long as you don’t make any audio or visual changes (with exception of national commercials, which require a license for each version).
Needle drop libraries differ from buyout libraries (also known as “royalty free” libraries) in that you do not own the rights to the CD or the track. You are simply using it with permission for your production. The benefit of our needle drop model is that you have access to a whole lot of music that you don’t have to pay for until you finalize your project, and you only pay for what you use.
The legal use of music is a serious concern for independent photographers and videographers. But using music legally doesn’t have to break the bank.
The high-quality music and sound effects from FORGE Tracks and FORGE Sounds are also available to photographers and videographers at an affordable price. Instead of licensing each track individually, which can easily cost over $100 per use, FORGE now offers blanket licensing for non-broadcast use for less than the cost of one song’s single-use license per month!
This year, FORGE expanded their FORGE Tracks catalog by striking a co-publishing deal with Opening Line Music Group. Founded by guitarist and television composer Chuck Schlacter, the Nashville-based production music company specializes in musical styles for reality television, such as Tension and “Dramedy”, from successful composers all over the globe. Learn more about Opening Line Music. Search the FORGE Tracks online catalog.
As the ball dropped this New Years 2014, Rising Tide Music & Content Group “forged” ahead with a complete brand overhaul. After a trademark rejection due to a potential name conflict, Rising Tide changed its name to FORGE. FORGE president Clay Butler comments, “While we could’ve fought to keep the name, we wouldn’t want to dilute someone else’s brand, just as we wouldn’t want someone else diluting ours. The Rising Tide philosophy runs deep in our company, but after a lot of research, soul searching, and heavy discussion, we feel that we’ve taken on a new direction that’s both unique to us and one that clearly outlines our philosophy of mutual improvement through collaboration and community.” So, what does this mean to Rising Tide’s artists, and composers? ”Absolutely nothing negative,” says Butler. ”It’s merely a name change–nothing to worry about.” He asserts that all agreements with composers, artists, and co-publishers …