Join Chris LIVE on March 27th!

Do you ever wonder how to protect your music? 

Do you want to make sure you are getting paid what you're owed?

Join Chris on WEDNESDAY MARCH 27th @ 6:00pm PST when he’ll be on Facebook LIVE with top entertainment lawyer, Cheryl Hodgson.

Cheryl specializes in music copyright. So much so, that she was hired by the 1960's band, The Kingsmen, to secure the rights to their recordings. After four years of litigation she finally won the case for the group.

On the Facebook Live broadcast Cheryl will cover:
 

  • What song copyright is and why it is important to you

  • The best way to protect your music 

  • What copyright means to your bottom line

  • How streaming and licensing royalties work

  • How your copyright changes if you have a publishing deal

  • What rights do you have as the copyright holder of your songs


Plus, you can ask Cheryl any questions you have in the Q&A portion of the broadcast too.

See you on our Facebook page live on Wed March 27th @ 6pm PST!

How To Get Sync Success Fast

How long does it take to get a sync placement (once you know how to do it the right way)?

It’s different for everyone, but it can happen VERY fast.

Before the class for The Art Of The Song Pitch finished, Adrian already landed a song in the movie "Go Back To China” coming out this year. 

He follows in the footsteps of two of our other students who just got their music into big Hollywood films such as “Annihilation" (starring Natalie Portman) and “The Christmas Chronicles" (starring Kurt Russell).

We like to celebrate their wins and wanted to share this latest one with everyone in the Sync Songwriter community. Adrian is an indie songwriter like most of you, who had no previous connections in the licensing industry. If he can do it, so can you!

All The Pieces Of The Puzzle

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I’ve given you a lot of pieces of the puzzle.

BUT have you ever wanted to hear more about ALL 5 proven steps I teach in one place?

I was asked to be a guest on the Musician Monster podcast where I dove into it all.

The episode was just released and you can check it out here

Greg Wilnau asked me how our members are getting such AMAZING results licensing their music to TV & film. These are just a few of their recent successes…

Feature films:

  • Annihilation  

  • The Christmas Chronicles 

  • Professor Mack 

  • Go Back To China 

Television:

  • Dancing With The Stars 

  • The Real Housewives of New York   

  • Wet Hot American Summer 

  • The F Word 

And lots and lots more…

If you want a quick peek at the 5 steps that have led to their success, you can find them here on this podcast.

PS. Our main focus is music licensing, but if you’re interested in some great advice on how to kickstart your music career, check out Musician Monster.

Is Someone Stealing Your Song?

Do you ever worry about someone ripping off the music or lyrics to your song? Is It safe to put a song out there that hasn’t been registered with the copyright office? What is the best way to protect your music?

I interviewed top entertainment lawyer, Cheryl Hodgson, who has been working with copyright for over 20 years. You can hear it here straight from the expert. This is Part 1 of the interview.

Someone You Should Know In Music Licensing

I’m heading to this year's "Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards". Should be a blast and fingers crossed that some of the supervisors who are on our panel win!

If you don’t know what the Guild Of Music Supervisors is, I just did this awesome interview with Hunter George, the Executive Manager, about what they're all about.

They play a vital role in the liaison between music supervisors, directors, movie producers, composers, and musicians.

The Most Common Trait of Sync Success

There is one thing that all musicians who are successful in music licensing have in common. There are some obvious ones like being a good songwriter and producing music that sounds as good as everything else getting into TV & film. But what is it that allows them to get sync after sync compared to a one-off or none at all.

There is one single trait that they all have that impacts almost all of us in some way every day…

The Best FREE Resource For Licensing Is Back...

**UPDATE - THE WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SIGN UP AND BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE WORKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN.

It's that time of year again. We’re kicking off our free "The Art Of The Song Pitch Workshop".

A lot of people tell us that this video series is THE best out there for sync. Our members have told us they can't believe it’s totally free.

Check it out now.

You will learn WHY most musicians fail at music licensing, WHAT works in the sync world, and HOW to target your music for TV & film.

Inside Scoop From Another Music Supervisor

Here is another inside scoop straight from the top.

There is a lot of stuff online talking about how to get your music into TV & film. I'd rather get my advice from the people who actually do it or have had proven success doing it.

Music supervisor, Valerie Biggin, appeared on a recent song pitch for our class in our course "The Art Of The Song Pitch". 

The cool thing about our song pitches is our students actually get to meet the supervisors LIVE online.

Doing this instantly kickstarts those first few critical relationships at the top of the licensing industry. It makes the inaccessible gatekeepers suddenly ACCESSIBLE.

I thought I would share a short clip of this interview with you right here. It will help you keep moving in the right direction to start syncing your songs.

AMAZING advice from a top music supervisor

We had top music supervisor, Chris Mollere, on one of our live song pitch sessions last week. In our online course, The Art of the Song Pitch, our students get to pitch their songs to a panel of top music supervisors and Chris was one of our guests.

He has worked on a ton of TV shows and indie movies, such as Get Out, Kin, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, Famous In Love, and so many more.

He not only gave everyone his direct email address to our course members during the pitch, but offered some incredible advice for songwriters in the interview portion.

We wanted to give you some great insights by sharing a short clip of that interview here.

How To License Your Music To YouTube

Have you ever heard of micro-licensing? This is the newest way to get your music out there fast and get paid for it. I managed to land William Nix who is the senior music supervisor over at Rumblefish for an exclusive interview. The complete interview is for our members of The Art Of The Song Pitch, but I wanted to share a part of it with the community to show you how easy it is to get in on the action in micro-licensing.