Cue Sheet Sample
royalty free music and cue sheets

An accurately filled out cue sheet is a log of all the music used in a production. This information includes:

  • Series/Film Title
  • Series/Film Title AKA
  • Episode Title
  • Episode Title AKA
  • Episode Number
  • Air Date
  • Show Length
  • Music Length
  • Production Company Information
  • Song/Cue Title
  • Composer
  • Publisher
  • Performing rights society
  • Timing
  • Usage

If there is more than one composer for an individual piece of music, or if the writer and publisher split their royalties on other than a 50/50 basis, this must also be indicated on the cue sheet.

Compile the relevant track information as shown in the sample below, and submit this to the broadcaster (TV Station), preferably also to your local Performing Rights Society (links/resources page at the site map) .

For a blank cue sheet to print out using the 'print' button on your brwoser and fill in yourself click here - blank cue sheet.



Series/Film Name: The Big Show Series/Film AKA: Big Show
Episode Name: Lets Go Episode AKA: Go
Prod. #:

TBS 15

Episode #: 15 Show Duration: 15:00
Original Airdate: March 15, 2001 Total Music Length: 01:07
Production Co./Contact Name: Making Programmes Inc.
Ms. P. Roducer
1234 Music Square
Capital City, CA 12345-1245

BI: Background Instrumental VI: Visual Instrumental EE: Logo
BV: Background Vocal VV: Visual Vocal
TO: Theme Open TC: Theme Close

Cue # Title % Society Usage Timing

001 The Big Show Opening Theme     TO :32
  W Jo Music 50% PRS(uk)    
  W Bill Wordy 50% ASCAP    
  P My Publishing Co. 50% PRS(uk)    
  P Jo Music 50% ASCAP    
002 Big Show Closing Theme     TC :35
  W Jo Music 50% PRS(uk)    
  W Bill Wordy 25% ASCAP    
  W Fred Writer 25% SESAC    
  P My Publishing Co. 50% PRS(uk)    
  P Jo Music 25% ASCAP    
  P Fred's Music 25% SESAC