Touch Music | Licensing

Over the years there have been many and various usages of Touch recorded works; from ballet to film, theatre to dance - the range of titles available in the Touch catalogue seems to suit many different media.

Rights can be cleared either directly (contact details can be found lower down on the right hand side of this page) or through the blanket agreement with MCPS.

Amongst those who have enjoyed Touch music usage include:

Lynn Ramsay · Gaspar Noé · Lars von Trier · The Royal Ballet (London) · Terrence Malik · Morgan Matthews · Rambert Dance Company · Gustav Deutsch · Shobana Jeyasingh Company · Justin Smith · EMI · Oxford Film and Television · JVC (Japan) · Lakeshore Entertainment (USA) · Tonic Music · BBC Radio & TV · BBC America · ITV · C4 · Carte Blanche (Norway's national contemporary dance company) · Theater Vorpommern (Germany) · The Dutch National Ballet · The Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia) · Atlantik Film (Turkey) · Chou/Shu-yi & Dancers (Taiwan) · Media Rights Capital (USA) · Bossanova Films (Brazil) · Furia Films (Slovakia) · Riot Cinema (Spain) · Alaska Dance Theatre · Prada · Tero Saarinen (Finland) · Richmond Ballet (USA) · Samsa Films (Luxembourg) · Jessica Ruano & Second Skin Theatre (UK) · MTV · Olafur Eliason · Mark Woollen & Associates (USA) · Grace Jones · National Film Board of Canada · Sydney Dance Company (Australia) · Singapore Dance Theatre · Isaac Julien · Otter Films (Poland) · Jeremiah Zagar · Colney Films · The Olympic Museum (Switzerland) · Christian Dior Couture · Jürgen Brüning · GoGirls Productions (Australia) · Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal · Waterfront Film (Bulgaria) · 2 Below Zero (USA) · Hamlet Sarkissian · HBO · Theater Angereds (Sweden) · Theater Lantaren (Netherlands) · Universal (France) · Staatstheater Stuttgart · Rectangle (France) · Princess Pictures (Ireland) · Nordisk Film (Denmark) · Nederlands Dans · Mediata TV (Spain) · M.A.T. Music Theme Licensing (Ireland) · Hatari Films (France) · FreibeuterFilm Neumann (Austria) · Charleroi Danses (Belgium) · Cerigo Films (France) · BMG (France) · Paprika Films (France) · Rough Magic (Ireland) · Frontier Alliance International · Gigantic Films · VICE (USA) · Dreamworks Animation [Asia] · Sydney Theatre Company [Australia] · Frontier Alliance International [USA] · Calvin Klein · Joe Goode Performance Group [USA] · King Midas Sound ·

Touch Music is wholly owned by Touch. We also represent Field Music...

Terrence Malik - "Knight of Cups"

Malik's forthcoming movie draw extensively on Biosphere's catalogue for music usage...

You can read about the movie, starring Christian bale, here:

Knight of Cups

Fennesz music usage on film trailer

Surf, from Fennesz's album Field Recordings 1995-2002 [Touch # Tone 16, 2002], has been used on a trailer for the movie The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan, 2012).

Here is the teaser trailer on youtube

Leslie Winer on Grace Jones Dub Album | September 2011

Grace Jones - Hurricane/Dub

This album features the track "This Is" [GRACE JONES/IVOR GUEST/LESLIE WINER/ANTONY GENN]. Touch Music represents the publishing for Leslie Winer's composition share. The album is due out on Wall of Sound in September 2011.

Viktor Oszkar Nagy - "Caught Between Two Worlds"

Viktor Oszkar Nagy has used extensive music by Hildur Gudnadottir in his new documentary film, Caught Between Two Worlds, which was produced in Hungary by Campfilm.

Terrence Malik - "The Tree of Life"

Terrence Malik's new movie has caused a sensation at Cannes. You can read an in-depth review here (spoiler alert***)

The film contains music by Biosphere, specifically the track 'Hyperborea' from Substrata 2.

Lynne Ramsay - "We Need To Talk About Kevin"

An extract of 'Aquaculture' from Energy Field by Jana Winderen has been used on the latest film directed by Lynne Ramsay. We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British film directed and adapted by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name.

The film premiered at Cannes and you can read about it here in a review in The Guardian and in an interview with Tilda Swinton.

From The Observer 15th May 2011:

"Seamus McGarvey's camerawork is scintillating, and Lynne Ramsay's music choices, including Lonnie Donegan and Buddy Holly all linked by another impressive score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, are impeccable."

Gaspar Noe - "Enter the Void"

This film has received a 5 star review in The Guardian.
Music by BJNilsen & Stillupsteypa features on the soundtrack…

New Signing to Touch Music

We are delighted to welcome Tehran-born composer, Sohrab, to Touch Music. You can hear his Live in Tehran on TouchRadio here.

Biosphere film soundtrack @ Berlin Film Festival | February 2010

Im Schatten (In the Shadows) by Thomas Arslan, Germany (WP) appears as part of A world in pieces: the films of the 40th Berlinale Forum, with music by Geir Jenssen (published by Touch Music).

Listen to Touch Music Artists

Oren Ambarchi
Corkscrew - Wednesday - Salt

Sherbrooke - Shenzhou - Sendai - Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings

Linear To Circular/Vertical Axis

Lawrence English
Allay - Organs Lost At Sea - Soft Fuse

Christian Fennesz
Saffron Revolution - Rivers of Sand - Live - Liminal - Himitsu - Amoroso (with Charles Matthews)

Soliman Gamil
Supplication - Sufi Dialogue

Hildur Gudnadottir
Erupting Light - My - Torrek

Philip Jeck
Tilting - Wholesome - All That's Allowed

The London Snorkelling Team
I'm A Little Mouse

Phill Niblock

Meter Reading - Gotland - Meteosat

Joachim Nordwall & Mika Vainio
Alloy Ceremony

Rosy Parlane
Iris - Atlantis

Simon Scott
Below Sea Level

Claire M Singer
A Different Place - Solas

Susanna - Himmel Über Tehran

Mika Vainio
Outside the Circle of Fire - MAGNETOTACTIC - Swedenborgia

Mark Van Hoen
All for You - Froese Requiem - Socrates's Books

Chris Watson
Crows, Doves & Bells - Wolves - Qujela Mine - Lioness Threatens Male, Itong Plains, Kenya

Jana Winderen
Aquaculture - Heated - Ultraworld (extract)

Die Screaming - Scum

You can hear many more samples and releases by subscribing to our Youtube channel

Artists signed to Touch Music

» Oren Ambarchi
» Robert Crouch
» Sohrab Karimi Asli
» Leif Elggren
» Michael Esposito
» Christian Fennesz
» Hildur Gudnadóttir
» Carl Michael von Hausswolff
» Philip Jeck
» Geir Jenssen (World except Scandinavia) [Biosphere]
» Kazuyuki Kishino (excl. Japan) [KKNULL]
» Brandon LaBelle
» Lary 7
» Tom Lawrence
» Francisco Lopez
» Philip Marshall
» Stephan Mathieu
» Daniel Menche
» Achim Mohné
» Phill Niblock
» Benny Jonas Nilsen [BJNilsen, Hazard]
» Joachim Nordwall (excl. Sweden) [Alvars Orkester/Skull Defekts]
» Yann Novak
» Parker [zerocrop]
» Rosy Parlane
» Simon Scott
» Claire M Singer
» Mat Steel [snd]
» Maia Urstad
» Chris Watson
» Jana Winderen

and of course

Mike Harding & Jon Wozencroft

Contacts for publishing rights & licensing:

If you wish to license any recordings, then permission needs to be sought from us, so please contact us with your proposal. Email us here: touch -at- touch33 -.- net

13 Osward Road
London SW17 7SS

Other representation:

UK: Conexion Media Group Ltd.
USA: The Rights Workshop
Australasia: Mushroom Music

Previous Film & other uses of Touch Published Material

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