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Music Supervisors - Belinda Yates & Associates

Recognised as one of the most experienced music supervisors and licensing people in the country, Belinda Yates has spent over 30 years working in the Australian Music Industry.

Prior to launching the specialist music consultancy, Belinda spent 19 years with one of the world's largest music publishers, EMI. As Creative Services Manager, she was responsible for negotiating deals for the use of EMI's vast local and international song catalogue in advertising, film, television, games, theatrical productions and corporate promotions. She also ran EMI's Production Music department and as Executive Producer, worked with some of Australia's best known composers supervising the production of several CD's for the music library.

If you're looking for a reliable music supervisor, Belinda Yates & Associates can give you the professional assistance you need. The company provides consultation services and also helps with all types of music research and clearance matters. If you're looking for the ideal musical backdrop for an upcoming project, Belinda Yates will make finding it a simple, convenient and pleasant process.

The company's music supervision experts also consult with many types of professionals and entities. These include intellectual property lawyers, artist managers, corporations, major record labels, indie record labels, production firms and publishing firms.

Many highly respected clients have relied on Belinda Yates & Associates' services throughout the years. These prominent clients include the NRL, Earth Hour, MTV Networks, Landcare, Ambition Entertainment, Red Bull and South Australian Tourism.

See some testimonials below and our portfolio page for more or see our music licensing page for more info.

Testimonials

We've collaborated with some great people and organisations. Here's what they have to say about working with us.

 

In producing the musical documentary "Big Name No Blanket", it was such a relief to be able to hand over the incredibly complex task of clearing all rights to the music, knowing that Belinda would handle the task with utmost competence, acquired from her extensive knowledge and high standing experience in the music industry. Not very often can you hand over a challenging task to someone and feel that you don't have to go back over their work to check it. With Belinda you can give her the task at hand...she is a producer's dream.Lisa Watts, Producer, "Big Name, No Blankets"

 

Belinda Yates seems to have been in my life forever.

Right from the start I tagged her as someone not to be messed with because she knew her industry well and I always knew that what she ballparked was always pretty much spot on.

I have worked on countless projects with her over many, many years, a couple of the most satisfying being two recent projects for South Australian Tourism for The Barossa -

Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" and for Adelaide - INXS "Never Tear Us Apart". Both had their challenges both time wise and budget-wise but she got them through.

And she's a one stop shop when at times you have to go through a myriad of songs checking availability and costs to get the right one. Gold!
Di Willson, Producer

 

We have worked with Belinda Yates for many years. Belinda's experience, knowledge and contacts make the process of quoting and obtaining clearance on music tracks simple, which is a blessing. She has never let us down.
Ian & Christine Ford, CIF Productions

 

Red Bull Australia engaged Belinda Yates & Associates to assist with securing the publishing rights for our event, 'Red Bull Beat Suite'. The event consisted of a 15 piece orchestra, percussionist, 3 beat makers, 2 turntablists and 3 vocalists - Aloe Blacc, Ladi6 and Ryan Ritchie.

Given the complexities associated with the project and that the publishing was held across a number of representative companies, Belinda's expertise was relied upon to get it where it needed to be.

Belinda was extremely professional, well organised, timely in response and most of all - patient throughout! There was never a moment where I felt out of touch with the progress of the deals being done or that I wasn't being consulted prior to decisions being made.
I would happily engage Belinda Yates & Associates again for relevant future projects, Belinda and her team get the job done!

Tom Sigelski | Culture Marketing Manager, Red Bull Australia Pty Limited

 

Belinda Yates, is an amazing lady! From time to time some try to cut costs by not using Belinda's wealth of experience and knowledge. Wrong! I've never approach a related 'original song' project without Belinda's advice and services. Over the years, her input has greatly advantaged my budgets and clients. Belinda Yates is a true professional, a person whom I have the greatest of respect and will always continue the relationship!
John 'Reg' Ruggiero, Freelance Agency Producer

 

Having Belinda on the team gives you confidence that you are in safe hands. Belinda's experience in the music industry is an asset to any production, and you can be sure that the music in your show is managed professionally.
Rachel Clements, Producer, "Pmarra Country"

 

"Belinda Yates is a top rate professional in her field. She guided me through a mine field of music clearances on a TV show I produced in 2010 and gave me great advice and guidance. She is a winner and I am very grateful to her for her assistance.

If you want a personal testimonial or more information I would be happy for her potential clients to call me. That is how satisfied I was and am with her work!"

Robert Rigby, CEO, Ambition Entertainment


"Belinda has consistently provided us with prompt and professional services, helping our business to meet tight deadlines." MTV Networks

 

When looking for a track to accompany a new community service announcement Belinda was offered a difficult brief - we needed the song to be uplifting, modern and sound as good as the Iggy Pop song we couldn't afford - we had no budget being a not for profit organisation. Belinda responded with several brilliant tracks that were so good it was difficult to choose. Without Belinda to help us navigate our way through finding THE SONG, we would not have the soundtrack to our successful campaign, thank you for helping us bring our advertisement to LIFE.
Melissa Whitelaw, Landcare Australia | Communications & Marketing Director
Campaign: LIFE Landcare is for everyone

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Hearing the score to Breakfast at Tiffany's...

Audrey Hepburn's letter to composer Henry Mancini on hearing the score to Breakfast at Tiffany's

Dear Henry,

I have just seen our picture BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S this time with your score.

A movie without music is a little bit like an aeroplane without fuel. However beautifully the job is done, we are still on the ground and in a world of reality. Your music has lifted us all up and sent us soaring. Everything we cannot say with words or show with action you have expressed for us. You have done this with so much imagination, fun and beauty.

You are the hippest of cats and the most sensitive of composers!

Thank you, dear Hank.

Lots of love Audrey

 

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