Licensing and placement service is big business in the new music economy. Is it worth it? Even when they ask you to pay up front? You've got the gear. You spent time learning MIDI , plug-ins and mixing. You're at a level where you feel your music is good enough to sell, but don't know where to start. You conduct a little research and find some resources.
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Sponsor: Looking for world-class sound effects to accompany your music? Soundsnap gives you unlimited access to quality sounds at an affordable yearly price. Luckily, in , there are more licensing companies than you could count on five hands. And though I haven't used all of them, I have used quite a few for everything from personal projects to corporate shoots to podcasts. This post explores my favorite platforms, what I like about them, and some of the shortfalls. Since I originally wrote this a few years ago, the music licensing space has evolved quite a bit, and it continues shapeshift in interesting new ways.
Everyone wants to charge me.
Licensing and placements are a major source of income for musicians. Some musicians live exclusively off the royalties they earn through strategic placements. Even for independents, licensing represents a good opportunity.
Music licensing and sync placement opportunities with music supervisors can take your music to the next level, and Sundown Sessions can help! As an additional service to our valued clients, we can provide artist and song exposure to music supervisors who place songs in commercials, television shows and movies — and the best part is the service is free! We only take a standard percentage, if your song gets placed. Chris definitely wanted to make sure he blew my socks off, and he absolutely did that. I was so happy with the finished production of my song. There is a very simple reason Chris has worked with the talent he has. He has a wicked set of ears, a pile of experience and quite possibly loves your music more than you do. Bringing all this expertise together in one person is rare indeed.