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.
We just wanted to let you know about our awesome write-up in the nationally distributed music magazine, "MUSIC CONNECTION”. We were so excited to be showcased in their publication highlighting the successes of our members. You can read the article here:
**UPDATE: The live webinar is over but the replay is available online until Sunday August 19th. Click here for access to the replay and hit the "save my seat" button.
Do you feel like your mixes don’t seem to compare to what you hear on the radio or in TV & film no matter what you do?
Do you want your songs to have that major label radio-ready sound?
Well you'll want to check this out!
You've heard me talk A LOT about how important your song production is in the licensing world. You've also heard it from the music supervisors I've interviewed.
Well I've decided to walk the talk...
My friend Bobby Owsinski has mixed projects for hundreds of artists (he recently mixed a #2 Billboard album and a #5 on the iTunes rock charts) and now he’s agreed to share some of his top 5 mixing tips with you to help you take your mixes to the next level.
Bobby and I are going to do a free online Music Mixing Tips Clinic webinar on Wednesday August 15th at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific.
You're going to learn 5 easy steps to get your recordings sounding like you hear in movies, network TV shows, and ads.
Learn some of the basic tricks that hit mixers know that will help take your mixes to the next level, such as:
* The secret to punchy sounding drums
* How to get vocals to cut right through the mix
* How to make even the most mundane track sound interesting
* The secret to effects that fit perfectly in the mix every time
* How to make your mixes LOUD
Also, we’ll be handing out a free ebook to anyone who attends.
We'll see you there!
P.S. Bobby and I will be available to answer any questions that you might have in the Q&A session at the end of the webinar. And if you can't make the live webinar, you can still register for access to the video replay.
Find out one of the most important things your songs need to get licensed to TV & film. So many songwriters overlook this simple thing and miss out on sync opportunities.
Find out how to avoid this pitfall from music supervisor, Liz Lawson. Liz was on the most recent song pitch session for our students in the course, The Art of the Song Pitch. Here is a short snippet from the session so you can hear what she has to say about this problem.
In this interview with Performance Rights Organization representative, Paul Stillo, you'll find out how to make sure you're getting paid for your music.
When you get a song licensed to TV & film, don't leave money on the table. The PROs will do the work for you, but you might have to help them. Check out this video to find out how.
P.S. I'm always interviewing licensing industry experts for our course "The Art Of The Song Pitch". I thought I would post this short clip of the latest one. You can discover how to make sure you're getting paid.
We've been a little quiet lately.
A few interesting things have happened in the meantime:
- We had an awesome extended vacation in British Columbia, Canada
- We bought a Catalina 42 sailboat and are moving onto it in August
- The music supervisor pitch sessions have started for our latest class
- We changed the name of our company...
What?! New name?
Yup, we always felt "Make Money From Your Music" was a good name to start out with, but knew we'd eventually come up with something better.
So what did we decide on?
From now on everything you receive from us will come from "Sync Songwriter". We feel it defines our community a whole lot better, and it doesn't hurt that it's easier to say either. :)
Hope you like it.
PS. We also have a ton of new cool stuff planned to help you get your music into TV & film. Starting next week, you are going to get some real behind-the-scenes tips on how to rock at music licensing.
Music supervisors start looking for Christmas music in the summer for their holiday season productions.
Whether it's an original or a cover of a Christmas classic, holiday songs are always in demand because every year there are new Christmas themed movies, TV episodes, and specials being made.
We want to help you jump on the bandwagon early with this Song Challenge...
**NB. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
If you don't have an original song written, consider recording a cover and putting your own twist on it. There are lots of Christmas songs to choose from and if you missed my blog about the benefits of recording a cover song, check it out here.
The deadline to submit your song is June 21st. Send an email with a link to stream or download your MP3 (no attachments please) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've been loving hearing our students getting syncs in movies and on networks such as Netflix, ABC, Bravo and more.
Why is it that some songwriters and composers get placement after placement and others don't?
I get asked this question a lot.
It comes down to getting your foot in the door, and there is one BIG reason it happens or doesn't.
So many songwriters and composers are focused on the sync fees and forget about how lucrative backend royalties can be.
I recently interviewed Darren Fung, a successful TV & film composer, for our course 'The Art of The Song Pitch'. Here is a short clip from the interview which is a bit of a shocker when you find out what you can potentially make on your backend royalties.
We all know it’s hard enough making money with your music. Now one of the last great ways to do that is about to disappear.
It looks like the iTunes Store is going to close.
BUT there is still one remaining avenue to make real money from your music… Watch the video to find out. Afterwards, don't forget to leave a comment below and let us know what you think about all this.