Licensing


What we can do for you:

  • Synchronisation
  • Licensing
  • Music Supervision
  • Bespoke Composition
  • Music Search
  • Commercial Release

We specialise in Brazilian, Latin and World music across all genres including Samba, Bossa Nova, Batucada, Baile Funk and many more regional styles.

We publish music by artists including Jorge Ben, Incredible Bongo Band, Terry Callier, Chico Buarque, Doris, Wild Style, Caetano Veloso, Junior Jack, Marcelo D2, James Mason and Prince Fatty.

We also work closely with a team of producers, musicians and composers that can create bespoke compositions to meet all requirements. 

Our publishing and music synchronisation arm deals with the production and licensing of music for use by advertising, film, video game and TV companies worldwide. Mr Bongo has provided music for brands such as Bacardi, Nike, Adidas, Fosters, Nissan, Sony Playstation and Guinness.

We are in a unique position in that we can combine the expertise of running record labels and stores for over 20 years with a huge catalogue of music from around the world and producers highly skilled in bespoke production. As a result we can provide innovative, memorable music for a wide range of briefs and release the music that we create.

For further information please contact us via info@mrbongo.com or on +44 (0) 1273 600546

A case study: Bacardi


The brief:

In 2009 we were approached to work on a forthcoming project for Bacardi with the London advertising agency Rainer Kelly. We received a brief to write, record and produce a bespoke track for their international 'Bacardi Island' Campaign. The idea was to create a credible, uplifting song full of sunshine fit for a South-American party, with authentic vocals and instrumentation. It was the perfect brief for Bongo.

 
What we did:

Mr Bongo's producer Sao Benitez wrote the track in our studio in Brighton. We brought in renowned Brazilian and Cuban musicians to record the guitar, drums, percussion and horns sections and finished off with the fantastic, distinctive vocals from a Peruvian MC!

Many long nights, beers and pizzas were had in the studio engineering the perfect sound for the advert. We worked very closely with Rainer Kelly to make sure Bacardi was happy at every stage and the results were to everyones approval.

We were delighted to achieve our mutual aim of creating a commercially credible track which we then released successfully on Mr Bongo Records. Bacardi seemed thrilled with the music and the ad was rolled-out in multiple territories and also received over 60,000 views on youtube.


"Mr Bongo took on a really difficult brief, which was to create an up / party track with a latin flavour, but that didn't veer into the expected or traditional. They delivered a great track which sounded current and fresh. Bacardi loved it, and it was released on Mr Bongo Records at the same time as the campaign aired. So not only did they pull in authentic musicians and producers, and deliver the right track - they also worked quickly to put in place an integrated release campaign." Dan Neale, RKCR/Y&R


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