Synchronization licenses are another lucrative source of income for songwriters and publishers. The "synchrdonization license" is put in place to ensure payment is made to copyright owners when their music is used in combination with visual images such as music in films, TV, videos, computer programs, etc.
The producer of the audiovisual work generally requests a synchronization license from the song publisher or, more and more often nowadays, from the copyright holder(s) themselves.
You can search for publisher and copyright holder information using the following third-party databases:
You may learn more about mechanical and synchronization licenses on the web site of the National Music Publishers Association.