The leading provider of music licensing and sample clearance


Bastille / The Chemical Brothers / Tom Misch / Patrick Topping / Shy FX / Knife Party / Krept & Konan / Rihanna / Jamie Jones / Tion Wayne / Reinier Zonneveld / Duchess / Eats Everything / Scarlxrd / Pa Salieu / John Summit / Fraser T Smith / Swedish House Mafia / Bree Runway / SG Lewis / Damian Lazarus / Chase & Status / Amine Edge / Mylo / Kano / Tiana Blake / Faithless / Dizzee Rascal

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Daft Punk

Fatboy Slim

Duke Dumont

Idris Elba

Lana Del Rey

Sub Focus & Wilkinson

Loyle Carner



“We’ve used Sample Clearance Services to help us out with our sample clearance and specialist licensing needs over some years, and would be happy to recommend them. They are fast, efficient and cost effective, as well as having such a range of contacts, that they can get to places and people that we just can’t easily reach ourselves.” 

Mark Furman

Virgin EMI

“Saranne is an absolute joy to work with. When it comes to sample clearing there is nobody else that I would even consider to work alongside! Saranne has helped us clear some very tricky samples and its down to her experience and professionalism that we have been able to release some amazing tracks.” 

Becci Abbott

GRADE Management

“I have used Sample Clearance for over a decade; from Ministry of Sound, to Sony Records to Imagem Publishing. They are great to deal with and always provide expert advice. Saranne’s knowledge of sampling is vast and she has been able to track down and clear those ‘impossible to use’ samples.”

David Bloomfield

Ministry of Sound, Sony, Imagem

Our services

We deliver a fast and affordable service to an extensive client base of record labels, publishing companies, artists, legal service providers, producers, DJs and managers, both within the UK and internationally.

Established in 1997, at the beginning of the sampling ‘explosion’ in dance music, the company has gone from strength to strength. We now represent some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Our favourite samples of 2020 (so far!)

Dua Lipa Love Again [samples Lew Stone & the Monseigneur Band My woman] Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne Real Love x Sunchyme VIP Mash Up [samples Dario G – Sunchyme] Megan Thee Stallion Girls in the Hood [samples Eazy-E Boyz…
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Resident Advisor (Doors Open) Interview

Sample Clearance founder Saranne Reid discussed music licensing, sync and sampling with Resident Advisor for the launch of their new Doors Open BTS Live interview series.  Watch the full interview below:
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