Are you looking to identify or locate a particular copyright owner or creator in order to license their copyrighted work(s) or to hire them to create something for you, but are having trouble tracking them down? If so, we may be able to help.
We represent the copyright interests of thousands of individual creators as well as many organizations that represent a vast array of creators. Our members include authors, photographers, designers, performers, artists, software developers, musicians, journalists, film producers, songwriters and many others. If you’d like our help tracking down a copyright owner or creator, simply fill out the form below as best you can and submit it to us. We will include the information about who you’re looking for in our newsletter (which is sent to thousands of individual creators) and ask recipients to reply to us if they are the copyright owner or creator you’re looking for (or can put us in contact with the copyright owner or creator). (We will not include your contact information in the newsletter and will only provide it to members who respond to the newsletter notification.)
Before using this form, you should be aware that, although we represent the copyright interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations, there are many thousands more that we do not represent. Consequently, it is highly likely that we will not be able to locate the creator or copyright owner you are looking for. You should not use this form as a one-stop-shop for missing creators/copyright owners. We encourage you to use other means for locating the missing or unidentified copyright owner/creator.
There is no fee charged for this service. Our goal is simply to help the creative community and those who are interested in licensing copyrighted works or hiring creators to create new works.
There are also numerous online databases available to help you locate a copyright owner or creator. In fact, there are so many that it is not possible to list all of them here. Many Copyright Alliance members have comprehensive databases that may be able to help you in your search for a copyright owner or creator. We highlight some of these databases below:
Search BMI’s catalog of nearly 12 million musical works and more than 750,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers here.
Search ASCAP’s catalog of more than 565,000 US composers, songwriters,lyricists and music publishers here.
Search SESAC’s catalog of 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers here.
Search Sound Exchange’s global sound recording database here.
Search the Copyright Clearance Center’s database of published texts in the areas of science, technology, medicine, humanities, news, business, finance and more here.
Use Picscout reverse image look-up tool to find a copyright owner or photographer here.
Check back here often as we add more databases and more search tools to help you.
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