Welcome to Cherry Red Licensing

Cherry Red Records represents a vast catalogue of recordings covering almost every popular music genre from the last fifty years, holding worldwide rights over much of the material.  We welcome all types of licensing enquiry from around the world.

 

Through our publishing arm, Cherry Red Songs, we also control over 17,000 copyrights making us a one stop shop for many of the tracks where we also control the master.

 

For any enquiries, contact us.

New Catalogue

  • 17 Jan Cherry Red On Safari

    Formed early in 1977 by ex-Deep Purple-related industry veterans Tony Edwards, Andreas Budde and John Craig, Safari Records enjoyed huge success with Toyah and other artists during its near-ten year existence between 1977 and 1985.   Other artists included pioneering New York punk band Wayne County & The Electric Chairs,......

  • 13 Dec Spirit Of The 70s

    UK Progressive Rock from the early 1970s is a big part of Cherry Red’s world and we’re pleased to be acquiring new rights from that golden era.   If you’re interested in albums by pre-Alex Harvey band Tear Gas (pictured), Brian Davison’s Every Which Way, Day Of Phoenix, Irish band Light, Samurai, Paul Brett, Bond......

  • 06 Dec 1979: Philip Rambow

    Having made his name with pub rockers The Winkies (who backed Brian Eno), Canadian singer-songwriter Philip Rambow embarked on a solo career with two albums for EMI, starting with 1979’s acclaimed Shooting Gallery.   Cherry Red now represent Philip’s back catalogue, including later albums Jungle Law (1981) and his “comeback” record Whatever Happened To......

Recent Licences

  • 10 Jan Deal Wiv Patrik Fitzgerald

    ‘Deal Wiv It’ by Guernsey-born artist Mura Masa, featuring Northampton rapper Slowthai, has been attracting rave reviews since being released late last year (the NME voted it as one of the key tracks of 2019). Having already been streamed over four million times on Spotify, the track includes a spoken-word sample......

  • 22 Nov Kim’s Kids

    Back in 1981, ‘Kids In America’ launched budding young singer Kim Wilde onto the world stage.   A hit around the world, the song’s irresistible mix of Blondie-styled new wave energy and catchy lyrics has endured to this day – which helps explain the constant demand for the song......

  • 15 Nov We Felt Adidas!

    Hot on the heels of Felt‘s ‘Primitive Painters’ being used in a Nike skate video, another of their tracks now appears in a new Adidas online advert promoting their snowboarding boot the Tactical Lexicon ADV.   Essentially a solo piece by future Primal Scream keyboard player Martin Duffy, ‘Magellan’ (originally entitled ‘Ferdinand......