Rights Management


Membran is actively involved in artist development and marketing. Thanks to our service expertise, our signings are not limited to a single genre, but range from Pop, Rock & Metal, to Jazz, World Music, Hip Hop and Dance, to Classical. Our A&R philosophy is one of quality, dedication and teamwork, and a direct signing to Membran only takes place if the team that will be working on the project is totally committed.

The level of involvement with licensed and distributed labels depends on their individual needs and can include basic distribution, manufacturing and marketing services, as well as creating further opportunities through advertising and film synchronization and premium product sales.

See a full listing of Membran’s catalogs here.

Licensing & Sync

Membran has successfully placed numerous works for synchronization including Academy Award and Golden Globe winning movies; The Grand Budapest Hotel and Inglourious Basterds, as well as 12 tracks in 18-time Emmy Award winning American Horror Story.

Our copyrights can be found in hundreds of films and advertising campaigns. Because of the wide range of musical styles and genres that we represent, Membran has become a logical destination for creative agencies and musical directors.

In addition to Sync, Membran has close ties to market leaders in mail-order and B2C platforms all of whom use our extensive catalog to compile special and exclusive themed releases.

Visit our searchable database of our music here.

For individual licensing requests and musical direction advice please contact: license@membran.net

Neighbouring Rights & Collecting Services

Membran uses its international reach to monitor and collect revenues from local collection societies around the world in order to ensure that labels, producers, and artists are properly compensated for their work quickly and in full.

NCA New Classical Adventures is one of the most prestigious classical labels in the world with over 100 productions to its credit. Founded over 20 years ago the label has won numerous awards for its superb and celebrated creations. NCA is a modern and active classical label specializing in the release of contemporary classical music and devoted to discovering and establishing young talent in this sector.

NETWORK MEDIEN is undoubtedly one of the finest World Music labels around the globe. Since launching in 1979 almost every release has won awards for quality and innovation and the resultant sales of releases such as “Desert Blues” are in the hundreds of thousands. In 2011 Membran bought all the rights to all the masters and brands. Network releases 2-3 new productions per year.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, with the aim of creating a world-class ensemble whose emphasis was on quality. In 2001 Membran acquired a collection of some 100 albums from the 200 masters in the catalog. The RPO catalog is one of the absolute jewels in Membran's crown.

CLASSICO started 1993 in Denmark and is aimed at an audience with a taste for CDs with a difference, works that have never been heard before and new interpretations of well-known pieces.

The label presents an outstanding line-up of the most famous Danish artists like e.g. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, Okko Kamu, Jan Kaspersen, Morthen Zeuthen and the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. CLASSICO spanned 800 years of music and is a great, sumptuous feast of music!

NUOVA ERA was founded in 1985 and has been a pillar of the independent classical music scene in Italy ever since. It is dedicated to rare Operas, Belcanto, Baroque and Italian classical music. The label owns over 300 albums of unique works from which Membran systematically selects and releases on a worldwide basis.

The ARS MUSICI productions are from an extensive catalog that specializes in music from the middle Ages and subsequent eras. The focus is on vocal ensemble (soloists, solo singer ensembles and choirs) as well as featuring keyboard instrumental and chamber music in a catalog that consists of over 300 titles.

POLITUR has been the label for full price new releases of primarily rock repertoire. The releases on this label are for the most part from artists signed under license to Membran and feature artists such as the legendary Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep amongst many others.

DOCUMENTS is Membran's in-house label through which it releases all budget and mid-price series and boxed sets such as the incredibly successful 10CD-WALLET SERIES comprising of some 250 titles.

In addition to Membran's in-house labels, Membran also manages the catalogs of a number of other clients/labels, not only looking after their distribution, manufacturing and marketing, but also creating opportunities for secondary exploitation in advertising and film syncs as well as premium products.

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