Music Publishers
Estate Transfer
To transfer control of musical compositions to an estate, you will need to provide all of the following information.

If the compositions are owned by an Individual:
  • A copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the relevant portions of the Will that assigns the publishing interest to the heirs.
  • A Letter of Testamentary to prove that the will has been probated and there are no other claims on the estate.
  • Letters Testamentary or a similar court order appointing an administrator of the deceased’s estate, or appropriate small estate affidavit to prove that the Will has been probated and there are no other claims on the estate.
  • A W-9 tax form signed by the new administrator and confirming the tax ID number.

If the compositions are owned by a Corporation, LLC or Partnership:
  • A copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the relevant portions of the Will that assigns the ownership interests in the Corporation, LLC or Partnership to the heirs.
  • Letters Testamentary or a similar court order appointing an administrator of the deceased’s estate, or appropriate small estate affidavit to prove that the Will has been probated and there are no other claims on the estate.
  • A letter, on company letterhead, from an appropriate officer or partner, authorizing the administrator to act on behalf of the Corporation, LLC or Partnership with respect to musical works administered by HFA.
  • A W-9 tax form signed by the new administrator and confirming the tax ID number.

Please submit documents via email, fax (646) 487-6770, or mail to:
HFA
Attn: Client Services
40 Wall Street, 6th Floor
New York NY 10005

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