Hello! Thank you for your interest in partnering with Cléo's Collective.
We are interested in partnering with small record labels and management agencies, as well as other sync companies and music libraries. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about us and our artists!
A little more about me (Mia): I got started by looking for licensing opportunities & joining a few platforms just with my own music in mind; the more involved I become, the more I found myself thinking of other artists and wanting to pitch their music as well. At first I just reached out to a few friends & colleagues to share what I was learning and see if they wanted any help managing their music, but pretty early on in that process I decided I wanted to set up a company. In addition to music, I have a background in filmmaking, and I’ve also considered artist management, so sync work combines a lot of my interests. :)
Our mission is to make it easier for independent artists' music to be discovered by music supervisors, film directors, and other industry professionals who make decisions about music placements in the media! Our focus is one-stop or easy clear tracks from DIY-minded, independent artists. We particularly aim to support queer, disabled, BIPOC, or otherwise marginalized artists.
We keep 25% of sync fees, and the artists get 75% of sync fees plus 100% of publishing / accrued royalties. With partnerships, we try to negotiate to maintain as much of the artists’ share as possible, but have a few different agreements with different companies.
For example, one of the other sync companies we’ve connected with usually splits fees 40/60, so we’ve arranged that if we land a placement through them or vice versa, they get 20%, we get 20%, and the artist still gets 60%. In other cases or with bigger companies where their share is more rigid, such as discovery platforms that split fees 50/50, they keep 50% and the remaining 50% is then split 25/75.
If you’d like to move forward, we could bookmark / grant access to each others’ Disco libraries to keep in mind for sync opportunities. Once we’ve agreed on an arrangement for splitting the commission, you’d have our permission to include our music in your pitches at your discretion, and similarly (if we have your permission) we would include your music in our pitches at our discretion. We have one case where a sync company has requested that we run briefs by them first before pitching their music, and we are open to that as well (it just means that for time sensitive opportunities, we may not be able to include your music if we don’t hear back in time).
Let us know what you think or if you have any questions!