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Login

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To login to the webpage you need to be a registered user of Warner Chappell Music. By registering, you will have access to an expanded set of features that allow you to better explore the range and depth of our world famous catalog.

To select a song and apply for a license, please follow the steps below:
Step 1. Click on the LOGIN link on the top right corner of the homepage.
Login Link
Step 2. To Register, click on the New User link.
New User Link
Step 3. The Registration screen will display. Enter the User Name, Password and other required details on the screen.
Registration Form
Step 4. Check the radio button if you need optional access to e-Deco, PEDL or WCM Writer.
Step 5. Click on the Next button. The terms and condition screen will display.
Step 6. Click on the I ACCEPT button to proceed with the registration. A confirmation screen will display and an auto generated email will be sent to the email address confirming the registration.
Step 7. Click on the LOGIN link on the top right corner of the homepage.
Step 8. The login section will display. Enter the username and password in the corresponding fields and click on the LOGIN button.
Login Button

Reset Password

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If you do not remember your password or need to change your password, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Click on the login link on the top right corner of the homepage.
Step 2. The login section will display. Click on the Forgot your password link.
Forgot Password
Step 3. The FORGOT PASWORD screen will display.
Forgot Password Page
Step 4. Enter your username in the Username field and click on the SEND PASSWORD button.
Step 5. If you do not remember your user name, enter the e-mail id in the E-mail ID field and click on the SEND INFORMATION button.

Affiliate Websites

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You can view the websites of our affiliate offices. This will give you more information on the latest news, artists, songs and new releases from our other offices worldwide.

To view the websites of our affiliates, just mouse over the Country Name on top of the webpage and click on the country name from the list. The corresponding country website will display.

Affiliate Websites


Quick Search

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This search engine enables you to search through the vast catalogue of songs, to find just the right song to match your requirements. By default it will search through Song Title. You can select a different Search By option and just enter the keywords for search.

Step 1. Click on the dropdown list to select a Search By option. By default, it will search for Song Title.
Quick Search

You can select from the following search by options:
  • Song Title: Enter the Title for the song.
  • Song Writer: Enter the writer name.
  • Publisher: Enter the publisher name.
  • Artist: Enter the name of the artist.
  • Lyrics: Enter the Lyrics keyword.
  • Label: Enter the label name.
  • Movie/TV Title: Enter the name of the movie or the title of the episode on TV.
Step 2. Enter the Keyword for the search.
Step 3. Click on the SEARCH button. The Search results screen will display a list of matches as shown below:
Song Search Result

On the Search Results screen you can view the Song Title, the writers associated with the song and the number of masters associated with the song. If the list is long, use the Filter option provided on top. Filter

Step 4. Click on the Song Title to view the split information.
Song Search Details

Here you can view the control percentage and the society to which the song is associated. You can further apply for licensing by clicking on the corresponding license link provided on the top of the screen. Please refer to the Chapter “APPLYING FOR LICENSE REQUESTS” for more information on how to apply for a license.

Advanced Search

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Advanced Search allows you to narrow your focus even further. Use the filters in this search to execute a more accurate search. The search screen gives you the following options to choose from the dropdown making your search faster and more specific.

  • Country: Select the country to which the song is associated with.
  • Search By: The Search By options are the same as in Quick Search explained in the previous chapter. Enter the keyword to search in the Keyword field.
  • Decade/Year: Select the decade and the corresponding year in that decade the song was released.
  • Chart: Select the type of chart.
  • Genre: Select a genre from the various options in the dropdown. This is will make your search results more refined to songs corresponding to a specific genre.
  • Subject: Select the type of subject the song should be associated with.
  • Tempo: Select the tempo.
  • Vocal Mix: Select the option from the various options available for vocal mix.
  • Language: Select the language the song should be in.
Note: It is not necessary to update all the fields. These options help to refine your search to get precisely the exact type of song you are looking for.

Advanced Search
  • SEARCH
    Once done with updating the search criteria, click on the SEARCH button to initiate the search. Search Button

  • RESET
    The RESET button helps you to clear your choices and start over.  Reset Button

Search Tips

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When you Search or Browse the Warner/Chappell on-line database for titles and writers, you will be accessing information about the best, most popular and most significant songs and writers in our catalog. If there is something specific that you are hoping to find and if you are unable to find it when you search, it is possible that the particular song or composition you want is unavailable via an on-line search at this time. Another reason could be that you have used a search criterion that is too narrow to obtain the exact match you had hoped to find. Try the following suggestions, keeping this age-old wisdom in mind: If at first you don't succeed...try altering the search criteria.

To improve the chances of finding what you want, consider these suggestions:
  • When using keyword(s), try to use only the most unique ones. In the world of popular songs, the word "love" is very common. If you enter the word "love" as a keyword whether in the title or in the body of the lyrics, you will get a list of songs that may be too comprehensive to be of practical use in your search for the right one.
  • While we encourage you to use the various search options to identify a particular song, we would advise you NOT to combine too many search options if you are uncertain of the exact title and writer of a particular song. If you are uncertain of the title and writer, and you begin entering strict search criteria, you will probably not find any matches when the search is completed.

If you already know that you want songs written by a particular writer, narrow your search by adding more options. For instance:
  • Songwriter -- Madonna -- combined with Decade -- 1980s -- and Chart -- Pop. Searching by these three criteria will provide you with a list of songs written by Madonna which appeared on the Pop charts in the 1980s. However, if you enter Decade -- 1920s -- with the other two Madonna search criteria, you will not find anything written by Madonna thirty eigth years before she was born. It's logical. Nor will you find songs that did not appear in a Film, Play or Television series if you select the "Movie//TV Title" option.
  • While you explore the possibilities of the site and get the hang of using it, there's no reason not to use the drop-down menus under each search category. Decade, Genre, Year and especially Subject, have been designed to provide you with a range of choices that might prove to be entertaining and enlightening, even as you work the site to find exactly the right music for your project. You can also try Browsing. It's free, and it may inspire you with ideas you hadn't considered when you first began your search.

For a different approach, try Browsing.
You may find ideas you hadn't thought of.

Some examples of items you probably won't find might be:

  • Songwriter - Madonna combined with Decade - 1920s. (Madonna wasn't yet born)
  • A complete Search using the selection "Movie/TV Title" for a song which did not appear in a play, television, or motion picture.
Some examples of things you would find might be:

  • Songwriter - Madonna combined with Decade - 1980s. (She has many great songs from the 1980s.)
  • A Search for a song that was written by a Featured Songwriter, and which appeared in a major hit recording or motion picture.

You'll notice that the drop-down menu under Source lists several countries. This is an innovative feature that offers you an opportunity to do a search that is truly global in scope and, in keeping with our primary goal, enables you to do business on a level that is unprecedented in the online music publishing universe. Via a reliable portal to Warner/Chappell's affiliated offices, you have access to the most successful writers and most popular songs from Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. As more of our affiliates make their catalogs available, you will discover a genuine, international resource of voices and sounds that you may tap as easily as you can our American offerings in order to enhance your choices and create a rich cultural mix of influences that will add distinction and authenticity to any project you envision.

My Projects

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Projects are folders that help to keep your song selections organized into logical groups. When you select a song from Warner/Chappell's Online Library you can then save that selection to a project folder. Each project you create can be named and organized anyway that suites your personal or business needs.

There are no limits to how many songs you can save to a project just as there are no limits to how many project folders you can create per account. To access My Projects, click on My Projects option from the LICENSING dropdown list as shown below:

My Projects

How to Use Projects

Projects can be organized by individual jobs such as folders for several commercials. Larger jobs such as full-length motion pictures can always be broken down into separate project folders where each folder represents the selections for an individual scene.

Projects can be created or deleted at any time. Songs can be added to your project from our Online Music Library. Just select a song, fill out a license request, and then choose the folder you want your song to be placed in. You can add or delete songs from any project as needed.

Creating a Project

After entering the "My Projects" area for the first time, you will find two folders which have already been created for you. On the left pane the Default Project folder and License Request folder will display.

My Projects

The License Request folder contains past online transactions you have or will make through Warner/Chappell. The Default Project Folder is simply there so you can immediately start adding songs to a project. Just like any other folder you can delete songs, rename project or delete the Default Project folder.

Please follow the steps below to create a new project:
Step 1. Click on the Add New Project link located at the top.
My Projects
Step 2. The ADD NEW PROJECT window will display. Enter a name for the project and a brief description of the project in the corresponding fields.
Step 3. Click on OK.
Add New Project
Step 4. Once you have created the new folder, it will be available in the folder dropdown list when applying for a license. You cannot add songs to the project on this screen. You can only remove songs on this screen.

Request for License

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In order to use our music in motion pictures, television programs, commercials, etc., you'll have to obtain a license for each type of use. One of the main reasons for creating our E-licensing/B2B website is to enable you to find exactly the right type of music you need for your project and to make the licensing process as easy for you as possible. Using the Search function helps you find the song you want. A License Request link is available on the SONG SEARCH DETAILS screen.

To select a song and apply for a license, please follow the steps below:
Step 1. Search for the song.
Please refer to the Chapter QUICK SEARCH and ADVANCED SEARCH for the various options to search for the right song you are looking for.
Step 2. The song search results page will display with the list of matches. Click on the Song Title to view the masters associated with the song.
Step 3. Select the song and click on the License Request link.
License Request
Step 4. On the License Request screen, select the Media Type. Click on the dropdown for Media Type and select the appropriate type from the list.
Step 5. Click on the GO button.
License Request
Step 6. You can select an existing project from the Select a Project drop down list. If you need to create a new project, click on the ADD NEW PROJECT button. This will put the song into the Project Folder for faster access to checkout. Please refer to the Chapter MY PROJECTS for more information on creating a project folder and managing the folder.
Step 7. On this screen, you will need to answer a set of questions that will be different according to the Media Type you had selected.
License Request

There are four major terms when applying for a license:
  • In what type of Media will the song be used? (Media Type)
  • In the case of an ad campaign, for example, how long will the song be used in the campaign?(Term)
  • How will the song be used in the context of the project? (Nature of Use)
  • Where will the project be released and/or distributed? (Territory)
Step 8. After you have answered the questions, click on the SAVE TO PROJECT button.
License Request
Step 9. A confirmation window will display. You will be taken to the MY FOLDERS screen. The song will be added to your selected folder. Here you have the option to view the status, rename the project or remove a song from the project.
My Projects - New Song Title
Step 10. Our e-Licensing development team will do our best to make our website to be most user friendly, feel free to email us for any further questions you might have.

Request for Mechanical License

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Step 1. On the song search results page, click on the Song Title to view the masters associated with the song.
Step 2. Select the song and click on the Request Mechanical License link.
Request Mechanical License
Step 3. You can select an existing project from the Select a Project drop down list. If you need to create a new project, click on the ADD NEW PROJECT button. This will put the song into the Project Folder for faster access to checkout. Please refer to the Chapter MY PROJECTS for more information on creating a project folder and managing the folders.
Step 4. On this screen, you will need to update the information as required. The mandatory fields have an asterix. Once you have updated the information, click on the GO button.
Request for Mechanical License
Step 5. The information will display with the MECHANICAL LICENSE AGREEMENT box.
Step 6. You have to check the box at the bottom to accept the agreement and click on the GO button to proceed.
Step 7. The next screen enables you to make a payment using your credit card. Enter the required details. The credit card details are protected by SSL encryption.
Request for Mechanical License
Step 8. Click on the BUY LICENSE button to proceed with the transaction. The processing will take sometime depending on the connection speed.
Step 9. Once the transaction is completed successfully, the confirmation screen will display with the details. You will also receive an auto generated email to the corresponding email address mentioned when requesting for the licensing.
Step 10. At the bottom of the screen you have two buttons:
• MECHANICAL LICENSE AGREEMENT: Click on this button to view and take a printout of the agreement.
• LICENSE INVOICE DETAIL: Click on this button to view and take a printout of the invoice.

You can also apply for a Mechanical License by the below procedure:
Step 1. On the Warner Chappell homepage, mouse over the LICENSING menu and select Mechanical from the list.
Request for Mechanical License
Step 2. The Song search screen will display. By default you can search for songs in the territory based on your login credentials. The name of the country also displays on the screen. Please refer to the Chapter QUICK SEARCH and ADVANCED SEARCH for the various options to search for the right song you are looking for.
Request for Mechanical License
Step 3. Select the Search By option from the dropdown list.
Step 4. Enter the Keyword to search.
Step 5. Click on the SEARCH button. If you need to refine your search results, you can use the Advanced Search feature.
Step 6. On the song search results page, click on the Song Title to view the masters associated with the song.
Step 7. Select the song and click on the Request Mechanical License link.
Step 8. On this screen, you will need to update the information as required. The mandatory fields have an astrix. Once you have updated the information, click on the GO button.

Charts Search

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The Warner Chappell website has the new feature of charts search. Now you can search for charts based on Artist, Song Title and Country. You also have the option to select from country, type of chart and the date range.

Step 1. Click on the CHARTS tab on the navigation bar. The charts page will display.
Step 2. Click on the dropdown for Search By option. You can search through Artist, Song Title and Country. If you select Artist or Song Title, you can also specify whether you are searching for ‘Begins With’ a letter or set of letters, an ‘Exact’ match to what you enter, or by ‘Keyword’.
Step 3. Enter the keyword to search and click on the SEARCH button.
  • If the Search By option selected is Country, select a music chart from the dropdown list for Music Charts and click on the Calendar icon to select the date range for Week Ending.
Chart Search
Step 4. The Charts search results will display as shown below:
Chart Search
Step 5. By default the CHARTS SINGLES tab will display. Click on the CHARTS ALBUM tab to view the albums which are on the top of the charts.