Per Program Consultants

The Companies listed below provide consulting services to television stations in the areas of per program music licensing, direct or source music licensing, program music cue sheets and negotiating per program administrative issues with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. You should contact these companies directly for information on specific services offered, pricing and to determine whether or not their services meet your needs. This list is being provided as a service to television stations and should not be considered as a recommendation for any particular service by the Committee.

Music Reports was originally formed as a joint venture with the Television Music License Committee to assist local television stations in their legal effort to obtain workable Per Program Licenses from the performing rights societies. Music Reports was instrumental in developing data regarding the stations’ use of music in their different program genres, as well as in helping the Committee demonstrate the feasibility of an efficient and inexpensive per program license service. Music Reports now operates independently of the TVMLC and provides ASCAP, BMI and SESAC per program license administration services to hundreds of stations owned by the leading broadcast groups in the country. In its capacity as a per program administrator, Music Reports tracks and researches music uses, calculates license fees, resolves suspense and dispute issues and electronically submits monthly reports to ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Music Reports also actively assists stations in the negotiation and administration of source and direct licenses covering music used in local and syndicated television programming.

Stations interested in a free Per Program Analysis Report that will illustrate the potential savings that may be available from the ASCAP, BMI and SESAC per program licenses should contact Kate Cross at 818-558-1400.

Music Reports Inc.
21122 Erwin St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 558-1400


W. G. Slantz

The W. G. Slantz Company was formed in 1997 to provide expert advice to public performers of music. We service businesses that perform music, providing advice on dealings with the performance rights organizations like, ASCAP, BMI & SESAC (PRO’s) and SoundExchange. We also provide guidance for direct/source licensing and general information about performing music.

The W. G. Slantz Company’s main objective is to assist the public performers of music in understanding the value of music to their respective businesses, and only pay for the music they choose to use. It is our goal to represent the users of music at a reasonable cost, and assist in reducing your licensing fees.

W. G. Slantz Company
Contact Name: Bill Slantz
1620 Congress Way
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Tel. 636-922-1600
Fax. 636-922-1900