If you are interested in using music from New World Records in a film or television program, please contact our Licensing Department at with all pertinent details, including:

  • Song Title
  • Album Title
  • Composer(s)
  • Project Title
  • Type of Project (i.e. film, television show, commercial, etc.)
  • Type of Use (i.e. background instrumental, visual vocal, over main titles, etc.)
  • Duration of Use
  • Proposed fee
  • Project Description
  • Scene Description
  • Territory
  • Term
  • Media (i.e. free and pay cable television, DVD, etc.)
  • Options (i.e. home video buyout)
  • Licensee


New World Records is pleased to offer an online subscription service for colleges and universities, an initiative funded by the Mellon and Robert Sterling Clark Foundations. DRAM is designed to facilitate the music research of scholars and students by offering on-demand, streaming access to an extensive and ever-growing catalog of essential music.

Students, faculty, and scholars affiliated with a subscribing university can access DRAM from their library, home, or any other location, and may use the system as frequently as they wish without charge to the individual.

For further information on this new service, please visit the DRAM website at

Our Board & Staff

New World is governed by an ten-member board of trustees and is served by a staff of five full-time employees. Currently, about 50% of the organization's expenses are met by earned revenue (sales of recordings). The balance is made up of grants from foundations, corporate giving programs, state and federal government agencies, and gifts from individuals.

Funding & Support

New World has received support from, among others:

  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • The Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund
  • The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
  • The New York Times Foundation
  • The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Helena Rubinstein Foundation
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
  • Meet The Composer
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Fund
  • The Virgil Thomson Foundation
  • The Alice M. Ditson Fund
  • The Academy of Arts and Letters
  • The Library of Congress