how to license your music

Thinking In Sync: Interview with a top music supervisor

You already have great songs - now you just want to get them licensed and step out of the shadows of anonymity for good.

No more confusion or mystery of what music supervisors are actually looking for. Just knowing how to connect to the right people in licensing is all you need.

Watch this interview I did with top music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas about her new book, “Thinking In Sync: A Primer on the Mind of a Music Supervisor“, to discover some of the most important (and often forgotten) steps of having a wildly successful career in music licensing.

You’ll hear the most mind blowing inside information about what works in sync. If you pick up Amanda’s book (which I highly recommend because I did and loved it), you will learn the fundamentals of how to actually get through to the gatekeepers.

BTW - Amanda’s credits include The Americans, 9-1-1, American Horror Story, Life In Pieces, Proven Innocent, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and many more.

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.