Need to License Cajun & Zydeco Music?

From the Acadiana parishes of southwestern Louisiana, music comes in 3 distinct flavors: Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop.  Flat Town Music Company houses the largest single-source selection of authentic Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop songs and recordings available for license for Television, Film, Ads & Compilations. In many cases, we own or represent both the recording (master) & song (composition) or can find content options that work as such, which makes the process easier for our clients.

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. If you more information on licensing from our repertoire, please contact us at (337) 363-2177 during regular office hours (9:00am to 4:00pm central time M-F) or email us anytime.

Compilation, Advertising, Master, Synchronization and more….

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. Search the BMI repertoire.

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

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 and recordings 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 (see list directly below). We look forward to working with you on your project. Please call us @ (337)363-2177 or email us for details and pricing.

Examples of film and television featuring our music and recordings:

– Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000) documentary film featuring director Pat Mire, host/ Zachary Richard, historian Carl Brasseaux, folklorist Barry Ancelet, & 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) film starring Robert Duval, Farrah Fawcett, Todd Allen
– Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) film starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes
– The Big Easy (1984) film 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)
– Fantasy Factory television series featuring Rob Dyrdek (MTV)  
– Faking It 
television series (TLC)
– A Gathering of Old Men (1987) (made for TV movie) starring Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark
– The Goob (2014) film starring Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearritt
– 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 
– In the Electric Mist 
(2009) film starring Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen 
– Inside Fame: Hunter Hayes 
(2015) CMT special featuring Louisiana musician, Hunter Hayes
– Introducing Hunter Hayes 
(2009) GAC special featuring Louisiana musician, Hunter Hayes
– K
elly’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 (2009) 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 
– My Louisiana Love 
(2012) documentary film produced by Sharon L. Hong, Michelle Verdin & Julie Mallozi. Camera by Ville Platte native, Mark Krasnoff  
– Northern Exposure 
television series (CBS)
– One Good Cop (1991) film starring Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Ticotin 
– Passion Fish 
(1992) film starring Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Lenore Banks
– Pure Luck (1991) film starring Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson
– The Real Man’s Road Trip (2012) documentary mini-series starring Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Zam Baring
– Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010) film starring Raven-Symone, JoAnna Garcia, Beth Broderick, David Clayton Rogers 
Room Raiders dating/reality television series (MTV) 
– Saturday Night Live (2013) television series (NBC)
– Saving Grace B. Jones (2009) film starring Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Biehn, Tatum O’Neal, Evie Louise Thompson 
– Scarred 
reality television series (MTV)
– Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) film starring Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller 
– Shark Night 
(2011) film 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) film 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 
– This Ain’t No Mouse Music 
(2013) documentary film starring Ry Cooder, Michael Doucet, Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins
Top Dog (1994) film starring Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi 
– The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (2015) talk/variety television series (NBC) 
– Treme television series (HBO)
– The Yellow Handkerchief (2008) film starring William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne