Need to license Cajun & Zydeco Music?
Flat Town Music Company is your one-stop shop for acquiring licenses for Television, Film, Ads, & Compilations. We publish the works and the master recordings of them. If you want truly unique, culturally enriched music that has been slow-cooked through time, hardship, love, and family, for a few hundred years into what it is today, we have it. From the Acadiana parishes of southwestern Louisiana, music comes in 3 distinct flavors: Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop. If you need any assistance regarding these issues, please contact us at (337)363-2177 during regular office hours (9:00am to 4:00pm central time) or by email anytime.
Licensing and Synchronization:
If you are looking for authentic Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music for inclusion in your own recording project or for advertising, movies, or t.v. broadcast, you've found probably the largest collection available.
Looking for a particular title? Search the BMI repertoire for our titles. The BMI database lists over 2,000 different songs for which the copyright is administered by Flat Town Music Company.
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Mechanical and Songwriter Licensing:
Flat Town Music Company, a BMI member, can issue licenses for use of copyrighted songs directly, based on the current statutory royalty rate. The majority of our catalog is also represented by the Harry Fox Agency for mechanical licensing in the U.S. For more information about licensing through the Harry Fox Agency, visit http://www.harryfox.com/index.jsp.
For international licensing, Flat Town Music Company, has sub-publishing representation of our song copyrights with Warner-Chappel Music for France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, Mexico/Central America, & with Flyright Music for the U.K. Currently, we are negotiating with other sub-publishers for representation in other international markets.
Master and Synchronization Licensing:
Interested in obtaining a synchronization license for use in a television program, commercial, or movie? You've come to the right place. We own both the master and mechanical rights to the largest selection of Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop music available. Our songs have appeared in many major motion pictures and television programs, including Las Vegas (series), HBO's Treme (series), Faking It (series), The Big Easy, Steel Magnolias, One Good Cop, The Apostle, and more. Please call us @ (337)363-2177 or email us for details and pricing.
-Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000) documentary film featuring director Pat Mire, host/narrator Zachary Richard, historian Carl Brasseaux, folklorist Barry Ancelet, and writer C.E. Richard (PBS)
-All over but to Cry (2008) documentary film directed by Jennifer John Block
-Antone's Home of the Blues (2006) documentary film starring Dave Adelson, Jake Andrews, Clifford Antone, Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Bill Bentley
-The Apostle (1997) starring Robert Duval, Farrah Fawcett, Todd Allen
-The Big Easy (1984) starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman
-Clean House Comes Clean reality television series (Style Network)
-Date My Mom reality/dating television series (MTV)
-Double Jeopardy (1999) film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood, Jay Brazeau
-Dragonfly TV television series (PBS)
-Ellen DeGeneres Show talk/variety television series (NBC)
-Emeril Green reality television series (Planet Green)
-Extreme Barhopping reality television segment (Travel Channel)
-Extreme Conventions reality television segment (Travel Channel)
-Faking It television series (TLC)
-A Gathering of Old Men (1987) (made for TV movie) starring Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark
-Hard Times (1974) film starring Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland
-History Detectives documentary television series (PBS)
-Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) documentary film starring Meryl Streep, Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier and Amanda Shaw
-Kelly's Kountry Junction variety television series (PBS)
-Knucklehead (2010) film starring Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wight, Dennis Farina, Wendie Malick
-Las Vegas television series (NBC)
-Late Night with Conan O'Brien talk/variety television series (NBC)
-Little Chenier (2009) film starring Johnathon Schaech, Fred Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Collins, Jr., Chris Mulkey
-Little Johnny (2011) film starring Sarah Ann Schultz, Gary Daniels, G.W. Bailey, Judd Lormand, LaDon Drummond
-Mardi Gras: Feast before Fast (2011) documentary film starring Renato Pasinato, Peter & Thomas Lurvey, Barry Ancelet
-Northern Exposure television series (CBS)
-In the Electric Mist (2009) film starring Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen
-One Good Cop (1991) starring Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Ticotin
-Passion Fish (1992) starring Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Lenore Banks
-Pure Luck (1991) starring Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson
-Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010) starring Raven-Symone, JoAnna Garcia, Beth Broderick, David Clayton Rogers
-Room Raiders dating/reality television series (MTV)
-Saving Grace B. Jones (2009) starring Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Biehn, Tatum O'Neal, Evie Louise Thompson
-Scarred reality television series (MTV)
-Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) starring Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller
-Shark Night (2011) starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz
-Silence at the Heart of Things (2009) documentary film featuring the life of Oliver Schroer, fiddler extraordinaire
-Steel Magnolias (1989) starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darry Hanna, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts
-Stranded with Cash Peters reality show/documentary television series (Travel Channel)
-Sunshine (2007) film starring Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh
-Tempted (2003) (made for TV movie) starring Virginia Madsen, Lainie Kazan, Jason Momoa
-Top Dog (1994) film starring Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi
-Treme television series (HBO)
-The Yellow Handkerchief (2008) film starring William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne