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 27,000 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

  • 22 May Tip Top Timperley

    Manchester’s Frank Sidebottom, the quirky alter ego of comedian and musician Chris Sievey, became a cult figure with his eccentric persona and distinctive papier-mâché head. Alongside his solo work, Sidebottom had previously fronted power pop band The Freshies, releasing some memorable albums and EPs. Frank albums include 13.9.88, 5.9.88, and Medium Play, which......

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  • 22 May Top Of The Pops

    For a few years now, Top Sounds has been unearthing hitherto unheard archive finds from cult UK bands of the mid-to-late 1960s. Specialising in unearthing forgotten gems, the label has crafted meticulously curated compilations centred around genres such as British R&B, freakbeat, mod and psychedelia, featuring artists like The Purple Barrier, The......

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  • 17 May The Pop Group(s)

    ‘New Pop;’ a term coined by NME’s Paul Morley, marked a departure from rock and punk styles in early 1980s British music, embodying aspiration and forward-thinking. Heaven Sent: The Rise Of New Pop 1979-1983 is a new 4CD boxset that captures five transformative years, embracing curated, image-conscious......

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Recent Licences

  • 22 May Father And Son(g)

    After leaving The Shadows in the 1960s, drummer Brian Bennett delved into solo projects, blending his talents with soundtrack and library music compositions. His 1978 album, Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk), stands as a testament to his innovative spirit, combining early Bob James and Lonnie Liston Smith’s space......

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  • 17 May Fox In The Show

    In the mid-1970s, Noosha Fox and her band Fox brought sophisticated glamour to the UK charts with hits like ‘Only You Can’ and ‘S-S-S Single Bed,’ the latter reaching No. 4 in the UK and topping charts in Australia in 1976. Their music, reminiscent of......

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  • 18 Apr Anthem Of The Free

    ‘I Want To Be Free’ was one of Toyah’s biggest hits, reaching No. 8 in the UK in 1981. Bolstered by the performance of the previous single, ‘It’s A Mystery’, and backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, ‘I Want To Be Free’ helped promote her accompanying......

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