Tag: sync license

  • How to Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Be Prepared with Instrumentals & Alt Mixes

    How to Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Be Prepared with Instrumentals & Alt Mixes

    Scoring that lucrative sync license is the goal of many artists today. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper tracks when the opportunity strikes.

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  • How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets

    How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets

    Sync licensing opens up a whole world of revenue and exposure for your music. Here are key tips from industry pros on how to secure placements and get paid.

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  • STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    The above video appears in Ari Herstand’s new, free course, How to Get All the Royalties You Never Knew Existed, on Soundfly. Ari’s hand gestures aside, what we just saw in the video above is really, really important if you’re a singer-songwriter or performing artist who writes and performs your own work. So many artists miss out…

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  • 5 Alternative Ways to Make Money from Your Music

    5 Alternative Ways to Make Money from Your Music

    By Nicholas Rubright In today’s environment where music is consumed mostly from streaming and free sources, making money from music sales seems like a thing of the past. CD sales were replaced by downloads fees, which are now being replaced by royalties from music streaming, often worth less than the checks they’re written on. While free…

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  • Advice for the Indie Artist: 4 Things We Learned at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference

    Advice for the Indie Artist: 4 Things We Learned at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference

    This past weekend, more than 1,000 musicians descended on the most haunted hotel in Chicago for CD Baby’s 2nd annual DIY Musician Conference. Over the course of three days, attendees heard from a wealth of speakers about opportunities and strategies for succeeding in the music world as an independent artist. It also included a jam…

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Songtradr

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Songtradr

    Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 011      SONGTRADR CEO & Founder Paul Wiltshire Songtradr is a brand new marketplace platform for trading and licensing music rights. They only officially launched in March and are working to connect artists, labels, and rights-holders directly with production libraries and talent buyers across industries in a clean and simplified way. They’ve removed the…

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Third Side Music

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Third Side Music

           Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 007        THIRD SIDE MUSIC Founder, A&R, and VP Finance Jeff Waye Splitting his time between Los Angeles and Montréal, Jeff Waye started Third Side Music (TSM) after years of running the famed independent electronic music label, Ninja Tune. Third Side Music is now celebrating its tenth year and…

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Musicbed

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Musicbed

           Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 002        Musicbed C.E.O. & Co-founder Daniel McCarthy Founded in 2010, Musicbed is a full-service music licensing platform based in Fort Worth, Texas that provides easy access to a highly curated selection of music to filmmakers worldwide. They believe that relevant music should be accessible and that…

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  • How to Guarantee Your Music Is Heard by a Film/TV Supervisor

    How to Guarantee Your Music Is Heard by a Film/TV Supervisor

    Licensing your music for film or television is one of the few sure-fire ways to make money as a musician. But how do you get started?

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  • How to Legally Cover a Song

    How to Legally Cover a Song

    Perhaps inspired by the recent rash of high-profile copyright cases, a bunch of our favorite music blogs have lately been providing interesting tips for legally recording and performing covers of other musician’s songs. Unlike the more complicated forms of musical imitation involved in those lawsuits, covering a song is actually quite straightforward. A “cover” is a new performance of…

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