Experts Rights Clearance/Licensing – Music, Film & TV clips, Celebrities, Photos, Art, Books

Client Projects

For decades we have gotten top-notch, hard-to-obtain and within-budget rights for prominent national and international clients.




“Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones for Toyota
“Water Tower Town” by Scotty McCreery for Bojangles
“Go Where You Wanna Go” by The Mamas and the Papas for Elderplan
“I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas for Boeing
“Whip It” by Devo for Southwire
“Firework” by Katy Perry for Pratt Whitney
“Crazy For You” by Best Coast for Juicy Couture
Music for Bad 25, Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary for ABC Television
“White Christmas” for Errol Morris, documentary The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld
“Frankenstein” and “Peace of Mind” for Panasonic
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by Bon Jovi for New Jersey Tourism
“Monkey Man” by The Rolling Stones and music from the film Gladiator, for Victoria’s Secret
“Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel for Freddie Mac
“I’m Every Woman” for Playtex/Sara Lee
A custom recording by Squeeze of “Goodbye Girl,” negotiated by BZ/Rights for Under Armour
“Get Ready” by the Temptations for Seminole Hard Rock Casinos
Music videos (music, clips, photos) for Nellie McKay
“Rock ‘n Me” by Steve Miller for Wrangler
“In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” for Under Armour
“Taxman” by George Harrison for H&R Block
“The Blur”; “Love Is Here to Stay” for Chrysler
“Changes” by David Bowie for Novell
“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater for Wrangler.
“Let’s Work Together” by Canned Heat, for Target
Sign of the Times, an ongoing Target TV campaign. Nominated for a “Creative Best Spot” for 1999 by Adweek
“Set Me Free” by the Kinks, “Freedom” by Jimi Hendrix, and “I Feel Free” by Cream for Hyundai’s television campaign
“Stir It Up,” composed by Bob Marley for an extensive campaign for Comcast on TV, radio, and more
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” using the Jimmy Rushing/Dave Brubeck recording for T.J. Maxx
“I Love to See You Smile” by Randy Newman for Little Debbie Snack Cakes
“Magic Carpet Ride” (remixed version) by Steppenwolf for Dodge Viper
“That’s Amoré,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” and “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” for a Dodge Neon television campaign
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” for Wyndham Resorts television and radio commercials
“Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin for Claritin television, print, and Internet campaign
Spike Lee – all music used in films from Do The Right Thing through Malcolm X to Girl 6
Music for the films of Whit Stillman and Richard Linklater
“Shout” for Barbie CD-ROM Digital Camera television commercials
The Rat Pack: music clearances for this four-hour A&E documentary
“Do You Know the Way to San José” sung by Dionne Warwick in a television campaign for IBM Internet Solutions
The American Cinema Series – 10 one-hour TV programs about American film that were shown throughout the world
“My Prayer” by The Ink Spots for a national television campaign for Guinness beer
Clearing over 175 master recordings for Warner Bros.’ Music Expressions textbooks, grades K-8
Music clearances for videocassettes/DVDs for Garrison Keillor, various PBS stations


Gene Kelly in Singin’ In the Rain for Volkswagen for DDB London
Miles Davis, Count Basie, Langston Hughes for Kirshenbaum/Hennessy
Marilyn Monroe, Vince Lombardi, Buzz Aldrin, “Miracle on Ice” (1980 Olympic Hockey Team) for Ogilvy/Kodak
John Lennon & Yoko Ono for a Perrier campaign in France
Dennis Franz for Nextel
The Six Million Dollar Man for Chevrolet
Tim Allen for Optima Batteries
Isabel Sanford & Sherman Helmsley, Emmanuel Lewis, Liz Sheridan, & Barney Martin for Denny’s
Jerry Springer for Dodge
Lone Ranger for Campbell-Ewald
Olympians – from Bruce Jenner and Kerri Strug to Greg Louganis and Muhammad Ali, plus many more medal winners for the Kodak Millennium billboard in Times Square
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Anne Frank, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, and Mickey Mantle, plus 15 more all-time greats for the Kodak Millennium billboard in Times Square
Donald Trump and Dr. Joyce Brothers for (CompUSA). The Donald Trump spot was nominated a “Creative Best Spot” for 1999 by Adweek
Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lou Gehrig for a print ad for Nokia phones
Gone With the Wind, Telly Savalas as Kojak, a Norman Rockwell drawing, and the Big Boy trademark in “Magic,” a TV and print campaign for Mercedes-Benz
Cujo, Friday the 13th Part 2, Night of the Living Dead, and Tremors in a wonderfully crafted commercial for Chevrolet called “Start, Dammit, Start”
A snapshot of the 20th Century for a Chevrolet television commercial using many images – Betty Boop, Charlie Chaplin, V-J Day Sailor and Nurse Kissing, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Martin Luther King, Jr., et al
President Dwight Eisenhower & General George Patton images for Massachusetts Financial Services national TV/print campaign
Casablanca – a scene with Bogart & Bergman for Kay Jewelers TV commercial
Rita Hayworth film clip for an Italian TV commercial campaign
Cary Grant image for J.P. Tod’s European print campaign
The Simpsons in an original TV commercial for TGI Friday’s, which won an Adweek Award
Patrick Ewing, John Paxson, & Dan Majerle for Sylvania print campaign
Eubie Blake and Grandma Moses for a TV commercial campaign for Mt. Sinai Medical Center
M*A*S*H – the “look and feel” of the show for the American Society for Health Care Risk Management trade show
Pablo Casals photo for Fuji Xerox print campaign
Bullwinkle The Moose for the Minnesota State Lottery
Tarzan & Jane – the characters and the “look and feel” of the property for an international Kentucky Fried Chicken TV commercial
Fred Astaire – worked on the Dirt Devil TV campaign, using clips from the Turner/MGM Library
Flintstones footage for Mercedes-Benz


“Imagine” and “Chariots of Fire” for Ann on Broadway at Lincoln Center
“King of Rock” for Lucky Guy and “Freeze Frame” for I’ll Eat You Last for 101 Productions (Broadway)
“Changes,” “These Days” for Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Photos and video clips for Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth on Broadway
Elizabeth Taylor and Ethel Merman Clips (among others) for Sondheim on Sondheim at The Roundabout Theatre
Steve Reich’s “Variations for Vibes Pianos & String” for Parsons Dance
Charles Aznavour songs for Cedar Lake Dance performances
Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – 26 music cues including the Stones, Beatles, Pink Floyd, you name it, this show used it!
Also clearing music for The History Boys and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui with Al Pacino – both on Broadway.

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Baltimore Opera Company, and many other regional theatre clearances for original shows.


Keith Haring for Hennessy
Photographs by Dr. Harold Edgerton for Qwest national print campaign
Trademarks including Tootsie Pops, Mott’s Apple Juice, Sun-Maid Raisins, Rolodex, Pepperidge Farms “Goldfish,”and much more for GM Certified Used Cars
The Scream by Edvard Munch for various print campaigns
Tycos Magic 8 Ball for TJ Maxx’s Website
Over 200 fine-art clearances for Warner Bros. Publications’ Music Expressions textbooks, grades K-8
AND … Crayola Crayons, Chevrolet, Sony Playstation, X-Box, Adidas, Spalding basketball, Dell Laptop, Sony Notebook, Kodak Camera, Mies van der Rohe chair, Butterfly Stool, Mustang, RoboSweep, Planet Hollywood, Pink’s Hot Dogs, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle for use in varied media for agencies and corporations. You name it, we clear it!


Music textbooks for Grades K-8 for Warner Bros. Publications
John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath for Ampad
Robert Frost and Edgar Guest poems in worldwide TV campaign for Union Bank of Switzerland
McGraw-Hill – created strategy and rights arrangements for their Primis electronic textbook database
Encyclopedia Britannica – cleared the entirety of classic 20th-century books for Great Books of the Western World, a three-year project
We clear the rights to reprint song lyrics for books of all kinds


Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations: The Expanded Multimedia Edition (CD-ROM) The complete quotation book plus 500 famous visual objects. This project included clearing what the editor considered to be the most famous icons of all time; movie stills; music; fine art by Chagall, Dali, Pollock and Calder; and icons such as Barbie and the classic Wurlitzer jukebox

Broderbund Software, Mindscape, Synapse, Western Technologies: a variety of clearances from fine art to music

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