Heard Music

I am looking for music

Find the right sound for your project

We curate high quality music for visual stories in the form of ads, web series and films.

What we do

Music Supervision involves –

  • Curating the best songs for visual cues
  • Tracking down copyright owners
  • Negotiating licenses
  • Commissioning original music

    We do it all.

The music we curate

Our allies span from traditional folk to fresh contemporary artists across both India and the world.
Be it a boutique agency, an unheard artist or a major record label, we find and license the best music.

For custom-made music, we represent specialized and experienced composers.

I make music

Make the most of your sound

Reach out to us for a free consult on anything like licensing deals, contracts, negotiations, etc. We ourselves are musicians who want to help the community grow.

We are here to help

Our mission is to empower Indian indie artists with information, resources and opportunities. Check out our blog for the latest info on the music business.

Do you play sessions?

If you are a professional musician or singer, fill out the form below to be considered for recording opportunities or collaborations.

About us

We are heard

We understand the importance of words, melody, rhythm and soundscape in telling a truly immersive visual story; more than most countries in the world. Thus, the Indian music industry is categorized into “film” and “non-film”.
We believe that bridging this gap will push content quality to the next level.

Our vision is to curate thriving collaborations between musicians and content creators of all shapes and sizes.

Make the most of your art.

Be heard.

Behind the stage

Our Team

Rahul Kannan

Co-Founder & Partner at Heard Publishing

Rahul is a music composer and producer. He loves and works best in collaboration – be it with a co-composer, an artist or band, or a filmmaker.

Sandesh Rao

Co-Founder & Partner at Heard Publishing

Sandesh is the guitarist of Protocol, and has worked as a Sound Engineer in both Live and Studio contexts. He also has experience in the creative yet corporate world of stock media licensing.

FAQ // Music Supervision

 

  • Submit an enquiry here
  • Brief or spotting session with the Director
  • We prepare a free Music Pitch – songs, composers, budget allocation and payment terms

    Once approved, we:

  • Commission the right music directors
  • Contact rights owners and negotiate licenses for approved songs
  • Execute legal paperwork
 

If music is an important aspect of your project then yes, you can benefit from hiring a Music Supervisor.

We look after creative, administrative as well as legal functions to run your project’s music department.
Also, we are not limited to our own creative resources. We license music from our allies across the music industry in India and the world.

  • Licensing can add immense production value (Examples)
  • Good background use gives situational authenticity to a scene
  • Good foreground use lends a fresh sound to a scene
  • Time-saving for the music director
  • Can be cost effective in some cases
  • Possibility for collaborative marketing strategies

Licensing fees are negotiable, based on various factors:

  • Type of use (background or foreground, how important it is to the story)
  • Term (time period) of usage
  • Geographical territory of the release
  • Medium of release/broadcast
  • Status of the artist/owner of the song
  • The viewership your project will get

    It can be very expensive or extremely economical.

Yes. For original music, we represent a boutique list of unique and experienced Music Directors, Lyricists and Artists.

If you need to license a single song, it could take anywhere between 5-15 days to find the right track, contact the copyright owners and negotiate a license. Projects like web shows and films can take longer.
This is why we recommend reaching out to us right after a script is ready.