Frequently Asked Questions

Using this Website

How do I search your catalog?

How do I search your catalog?

You may search our catalog online anytime on a basic level via simply typing what you are looking for into the search box (artist name, song title or theme etc.). To see more detailed information about any particular song, you then must register onto the site via creating an account, either a new account using your email, or you may log in via your Facebook account.

I can't find the song I'm looking for

I can't find the song I'm looking for

Remember that spelling counts: just because the song you are searching for doesn't turn up on an initial search, doesn't mean we don't have the title. Make sure the song title is spelled correctly. Also, try variations in spacing as sometimes the song may have a space in between words where you think it might not.

Can I listen to music on your website?

Can I listen to music on your website?

Yes you can listen to music on our site in multiple places. You may hear a few songs right in the first section of the site under the 'Artists You Know And Love' field. Just hit the 'play' button or try the drop down menu to the right of it to hear selected recent songs from our songwriters. We also have a few Spotify playlists on the site, just hit the Spotify icon to hear. Additionally, after putting in any keyword into our search box, you can hear songs of whatever turns up as long as the 'Play' icon is next to the song match in the search results.

Contacting Us

How do I license a song?

How do I license a song?

If you are a music supervisor or in charge of a project where you need to clear one of our copyrights, please get in touch with our sync department. You can reach them via the contact info listed at out 'Music Licensing' page.

How do I get my music heard by your staff?

How do I get my music heard by your staff?

If you are a hot songwriter/producer making proverbial ‘noise’ on the scene, our team of A&R professionals will already know about you and contact you or your manager directly. We cannot accept unsolicited demos and we do not listen to any unsolicited material sent via email, link, regular mail or any other means.

How can I find a job at Warner/Chappell?

How can I find a job at Warner/Chappell?

All Warner/Chappell Music job openings are posted at www.wmg.com and are updated on a regular basis. Please do not contact Warner/Chappell HR directly, but instead follow the instructions for open positions listed at wmg.com and click 'Jobs Overview' for more information.

Does Warner/Chappell allow internships/how can I apply?

Does Warner/Chappell allow internships/how can I apply?

Warner/Chappell does take interns in its Los Angeles, New York and Nashville offices. School credit must be earned, and applicants must also go to wmg.com/jobsoverview to see full details on how to intern for Warner/Chappell Music.

How do I get a mechanical license for my CD (cover songs)?

How do I get a mechanical license for my CD (cover songs)?

If you are an artist seeking to cover a song that you know to be written by one of our songwriters (Katy Perry etc), you need to first obtain a mechanical license. If you plan on pressing/making 2500 units or less, you can go to our website and request a mechanical license directly (see our website). If you plan on pressing/making more than 2500 units or if we don't claim 100% of the song, please visit harryfox.com to find out more on how to properly request a mechanical license.

How do I get a performance license?

How do I get a performance license?

Please register your performance with Performance Rights Organizations such as ASCAP, BMI etc. You need not contact Warner/Chappell or other publishers for this, please contact the appropriate PRO.

How do I clear a sample I want to use for a new song?

How do I clear a sample I want to use for a new song?

You may reach out to us to clear a song on the publishing side via contacting Dave.Georgeff@warnerchappell.com with as much information as you can regarding the proposed usage (label, approximate release date etc) and an actual audio file (MP3 is fine) of what the new composition sounds like (whole song preferred, but partial hooks ok as well). Please ask Dave for a 'sample request form' and return it filled out with an MP3 copy of your new recording and please be patient, due to the volume of requests, it can take time to reply.

Where can I get my annual 1099 statement?

Where can I get my annual 1099 statement?

If you are a Warner/Chappell songwriter who has earned income in the past year and need tax information, call the WMG 1099 hotline at 818-953-5245 or email apinquiry@wmg.com for help if needed.

Disputes/Issues

Why is my video blocked on You Tube?

Why is my video blocked on You Tube?

If you are uploading a copywritten song that does not have the rights to be covered/performed/exploited on YouTube, we may occasionally block media per our writers agreements. If you believe we have erroneously filed a claim, please file a dispute via YouTube.

Why is there an ad on my You Tube cover video?

Why is there an ad on my You Tube cover video?

Occasionally, we reserve the right to advertise over copyrighted compositions. It's one of the ways our songwriters can be compensated for their works, and we always aim to help our songwriters in this arena.

Missing royalties

Missing royalties

If for some reason you believe a royalty check is late and/or missing, please contact us.statementinquiries@warnerchappell.com. If you are moving and have a new address, make sure that we have the correct new address for you via filling out the downloadable 'Change Of Address' PDF on our website under 'Missing Royalties' (at the very bottom of the site if you scroll all the way to the end).

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