Need to License Cajun & Zydeco Music?

From the Acadiana parishes of southwestern Louisiana, music comes in 3 distinct flavors: Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop. Flat Town Music Company houses the largest single-source selection of authentic Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop songs and recordings available for license for Television, Film, Ads & Compilations. In many cases, we own or represent both the recording (master) & song (composition) or can find content options that work as such, which makes the process easier for our clients. For a full list of our one-stop tracks, click here.

If you want truly unique, culturally enriched music that has been slow-cooked through time, hardship, love, and family, for a few hundred years into what it is today, we have it. If you more information on licensing from our repertoire, please contact us at (337) 363-2177 during regular office hours (9:00am to 4:00pm central time M-F) or email us anytime.

Compilation, Advertising, Master, Synchronization and more….

If you are looking for authentic Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music for inclusion in your own recording project or for advertising, movies, or t.v. broadcast, you’ve found probably the largest collection available.

Looking for a particular title? Search the BMI repertoire for our titles. The BMI database lists over 2,000 different songs for which the copyright is administered by Flat Town Music Company. Search the BMI repertoire.

Mechanical and Songwriter Licensing:

Flat Town Music Company, a BMI member, can issue licenses for use of copyrighted songs directly, based on the current statutory royalty rate . The majority of our catalog is also represented by the Harry Fox Agency for mechanical licensing in the U.S. For more information about licensing through the Harry Fox Agency, visit

International Licensing

Flat Town Music Company, has sub-publishing representation of our song copyrights with Warner-Chappel Music for France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, Mexico/Central America, & with Flyright Music for the U.K. Currently, we are negotiating with other sub-publishers for representation in other international markets.

Master and Synchronization Licensing:

Interested in obtaining a synchronization license for use in a television program, commercial, or movie? You’ve come to the right place. We own both the master and mechanical rights to the largest selection of Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop music available. Our songs and recordings have appeared in many major motion pictures and television programs, including Las Vegas (series), HBO’s Treme (series), Faking It (series), The Big Easy, Steel Magnolias, One Good Cop, The Apostle, and more (see list directly below). We look forward to working with you on your project. Please call us @ (337)363-2177 or email us for details and pricing.

Examples of film and television featuring our music and recordings:

– Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000) documentary directed by Pat Mire, host/ Zachary Richard, historian Carl Brasseaux, folklorist Barry Ancelet & writer C.E. Richard (PBS)
– All over but to Cry (2008) documentary directed by Jennifer John Block
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2011) reality television series (Travel Channel)
– Antone’s Home of the Blues (2006) documentary starring Dave Adelson, Jake Andrews, Clifford Antone, Marcia Ball
– Apostle, The 
(1997) film starring Robert Duval, Farrah Fawcett, Todd Allen
– Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) film starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes
Better Call Saul drama television series (AMC)
– Big Easy, The (1984) film starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman
Bull, The (2019) film starring Rob Morgan, Amber Havard, Yolonda Ross
By the River of Babylon (2015) documentary television series
– Clean House Comes Clean reality television series (Style Network)
Conan O’Brien late-night talk show (NBC)
– Date My Mom 
reality/dating television series (MTV)
Defies Measurement (2014) documentary written & directed by Shannon Puckett
Des histoires inventees (2018) documentary starring Andre Forcier, Robin Aubert, Charlotte Aubin
Dirt Road to Lafayette (2018) film starring Neil Sutcliffe, David O’Hara, Margo Moorer
– Double Jeopardy 
(1999) film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood
– Dragonfly TV 
television series (PBS) 
– Ellen DeGeneres Show 
talk/variety television series (NBC) 
– Emeril Green 
reality television series (Planet Green) 
– Extreme Barhopping 
reality television segment (Travel Channel) 
– Extreme Conventions 
reality television segment (Travel Channel)
– Fantasy Factory television series featuring Rob Dyrdek (MTV)  
– Faking It 
television series (TLC)
– Gathering of Old Men, A (1987) film starring Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark
Goldfinch, The (2019) film starring Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Luke Wilson
– Goob, The (2014) film starring Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearritt
– Hard Times (1974) film starring Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland 
– History Detectives 
documentary television series (PBS)
Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story (2017) documentary directed by John Anderson, starring Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield
– Hurricane on the Bayou 
(2006) documentary starring Meryl Streep, Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier and Amanda Shaw
I Always Do My Collars First (2006) documentary written and directed by Conni Castille
– In the Electric Mist 
(2009) film starring Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen 
– Inside Fame: Hunter Hayes 
(2015) CMT special featuring Louisiana musician, Hunter Hayes
– Introducing Hunter Hayes 
(2009) GAC special featuring Louisiana musician, Hunter Hayes
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016) documentary directed by Lydia Tenaglia, Morgan Fallon
– Kelly’s Kountry Junction
 variety television series (PBS)
King Crawfish (2010) documentary written & directed by Conni Castille
– Knucklehead 
(2010) film starring Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wight
– Las Vegas 
television series (NBC) starring Josh Duhamel, James Caan, James Lesure
– Late Night with Conan O’Brien (2009) talk/variety television series (NBC)
Liberal Arts (2012) film starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron
– Little Chenier (2009) film starring Johnathon Schaech, Fred Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Collins, Jr.

– Little Johnny (2011) film starring Sarah Ann Schultz, Gary Daniels, G.W. Bailey, Judd Lormand, LaDon Drummond
MacGyver drama television series (CBS)
– Mardi Gras: Feast before Fast (2011) documentary starring Renato Pasinato, Peter & Thomas Lurvey, Barry Ancelet
Music in Me, The (2006) documentary directed by Mark Benjamen, Ellen Goosenburg Kent
– My Louisiana Love 
(2012) documentary produced by Sharon L. Hong, Michelle Verdin & Julie Mallozi. Camera by Ville Platte native, Mark Krasnoff
Newport Effect, The (2014) documentary written by Beverly Penninger, starring Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Michael Doucet
– Northern Exposure 
television series (CBS)
– One Good Cop (1991) film starring Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Ticotin 
– Passion Fish 
(1992) film starring Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Lenore Banks
Pour l’amour du country (2016) reality television series
– Pure Luck (1991) film starring Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson
– Real Man’s Road Trip, The (2012) documentary mini-series starring Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Zam Baring
– Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010) film starring Raven-Symone, JoAnna Garcia, Beth Broderick, David Clayton Rogers 
– Room Raiders
 dating/reality television series (MTV) 
– Saturday Night Live (2013) television series (NBC)
– Saving Grace B. Jones (2009) film starring Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Biehn, Tatum O’Neal, Evie Louise Thompson 
– Scarred reality television series (MTV)
– Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) film starring Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller
Serenity (2019) film starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clark 
– Shark Night 
(2011) film starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz 
– Silence at the Heart of Things 
(2009) documentary featuring the life of Oliver Schroer, fiddler extraordinaire 
– Steel Magnolias 
(1989) film starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darry Hanna, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts
– Stranded with Cash Peters reality show/documentary television series (Travel Channel) 
– Sunshine 
(2007) film starring Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh 
– Tempted 
(2003) (made for TV movie) starring Virginia Madsen, Lainie Kazan, Jason Momoa 
– This Ain’t No Mouse Music 
(2013) documentary starring Ry Cooder, Michael Doucet, Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins
– Top Dog
 (1994) film starring Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi 
– Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The (2015) talk/variety television series (NBC) 
– Treme television series (HBO) starring Khandi Alexander, Rob brown, Kim Dickens
– TrueSouth (2021) documentary/television series starring John Edge
– Welcome to Marwen
(2018 film) starring Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O’Leary, Nikolai Witschl
– Yellow Handkerchief, The (2008) film starring William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne
– Young Rock (2021) television series starring Dwayne Johnson, Stacy Leilua, Bradley Constant, Matt Willig, Adrian Groulz