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

  • 12 Jun Siren Songs

    Fire Engines, the influential Scottish post-punk band, have Chrome Dawns released by Cherry Red in August. This double CD/vinyl collection boasts all their recorded output on Codex Communications and Pop: Aural. Key tracks include the landmark singles ‘Get Up And Use Me’, ‘Candy Skin’ and ‘Big Gold Dream’, as well......

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  • 12 Jun Have Freedom, Will Travel

    Ex-Procol Harum guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison left the band at the height of their fame to form new group Freedom in late 1967. Their funk-rock cover of  Richard Berry’s ‘Have Love, Will Travel’ (as popularised by The Sonics) was a highlight of their 1970 album Freedom At......

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  • 07 Jun A (Tel)star Is Born

    Maverick London-based producer Joe Meek enjoyed significant success as the UK’s leading independent hit maker of the late 50s and early 60s. He left behind nearly 1,900 so-called Tea Chest Tapes, which were acquired by Cherry Red in 2020. Our latest release, 3CD set From Taboo To Telstar,......

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Recent Licences

  • 12 Jun Louder Than Words

    Renowned Irish DJ/music producer Micky Modelle made his name with the dance/club music scene. His pulsating dance anthem rewrite of F.R. David’s ballad ‘Words’ features prominently in a new documentary of the same name. Directed by Hannah Jandl and premiered in 2023, the film combines stories from various people across Europe, all......

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  • 07 Jun Maximum Medium

    Formed circa 1979, Nottingham band Medium Medium forged a distinctive blend of post-punk and funk. Their 1983 indie hit, ‘Hungry, So Angry’, features in Netflix’s exciting new drama series Eric, set in New York City and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a troubled, alcoholic parent whose son has disappeared. ‘Hungry, So Angry’ epitomises......

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  • 30 May Mock The Geek?

    Fronted by Steve Coogan‘s brother Martin, The Mock Turtles came to prominence in 1989 at the height of ‘Madchester’, alongside fellow Manchester bands the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Cherry Red are proud to represent the Mock Turtles‘ Imaginary recordings from 1987-1991, including the original indie versions of their hit ‘Can You Dig It?’ and ‘And Then She Smiles’. While......

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