Establishing Rapport With Music Licensing Professionals

Getting your music placed with a solid publisher or library is a great first step and getting your first placement or two is an even greater step forward. But your work doesn’t stop there. In a way, this is just the beginning.

Music Licensing How To

Guest Post by Aaron Davison:

After I got my first TV placement in 2002, I was so excited that I immediately got in touch with my publisher expressing my interest in getting more involved and getting more of my music placed. I made it really clear that I was prepared to submit to as many opportunities as possible. This led to an ongoing dialogue between the two of us over the years that has led to the opportunity to submit to and write for many different projects. This led to many subsequent placements that I’m sure I never would have had if I hadn’t been as aggresive as I was.

Getting your music placed with a solid publisher or library is a great first step and getting your first placement or two is an even greater step forward. But your work doesn’t stop there. In a way, this is just the beginning.

For music to get licensed, it has to be the right piece of music at the right time. This is why sometimes songs will sit in catalogs for long periods of time, inactive, and then all of a sudden get licensed into one or more projects. This is just the nature of the business.

But if you know what projects your publisher is pitching to behind the scenes, you can write more music that is a good match for projects they’re pitching to. Now obviously everything you pitch won’t get placed, but if you do this enough and you’re on target with your music, some will. You’ll also be building up your catalog so that in the future you’ll have even more tracks to pitch to future projects.

So if you’re working with a publisher or library don’t be shy to ask them about what their music needs are. There are people out there who will want to help you meet your goals. Find them!

Want an in depth education on the music licensing business? The A-Z Of Music Licensing is the most clear and concise program available on how the music licensing business works. In addition to detailing exactly how the business works and the steps you need to take, I also include a comprehensive directory of people working in the industry so you also have information on who to submit your music to – information that is vital!

For an in depth education on how to navigate your way through the maze that is the music licensing business and start generating money with your music, check out my program “The A-Z Of Music Licensing”.

How to Setup a Compressor for any Instrument, Song or Genre

In this video Ian Sutton from Signature Sound Recording Studio shows us how to actually set up the compressor. He’ll teach you how to set up a compressor for any instrument in any song in any genre, its actually a pretty simple process. Understanding compression is extremely important, its crucial to understand its controls of attack, release, threshold and gain.

In this video Ian Sutton from Signature Sound Recording Studio shows us how to actually set up the compressor. He’ll teach you how to set up a compressor for any instrument in any song in any genre, its actually a pretty simple process. Understanding compression is extremely important, its crucial to understand its controls of attack, release, threshold and gain.

How to Setup a Compressor for any Instrument, Song or Genre

In this video the guys at http://signaturesound.com/ is going to show you how to setup a compressor for any instrument, song, or genre and its actually a very simple process. It involves knowing which knobs to to turn, what order to turn them in and requires you to use your ears and really listen carefully.

In this video the guys at http://signaturesound.com/ is going to show you how to setup a compressor for any instrument, song, or genre and its actually a very simple process. It involves knowing which knobs to to turn, what order to turn them in and requires you to use your ears and really listen carefully.

To start off they are going to setup the attack and then setup the release, ratio and finally the threshold. Then go on to show you real examples within the video so you can get a better understanding of how to setup a compressor for different instrument groups. Remember to listen with a proper pair of monitors or headphones for quality purposes and to use your ears and train them for these scenarios.

Music Business Mastery Course 10 Videos by Darrell “Digga” Branch

Darrell “Digga” Branch sold 30 million + records across his career and produced for Cam’ron, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Ludacris and more.
He had 3 Grammy Nominations and founded 4 companies – including his own successful music production company Six Figga Entertainment, Inc.”
His new course, “Music Business Mastery” will teach you how to start up and grow your own successful music production company. He covers ALL the things you need to know to about starting a production company – even if you have no idea about business.

MUSIC BUSINESS MASTERY PROGRAM:

Darrell “Digga” Branch sold 30 million + records across his career and produced for Cam’ron, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Ludacris and more.

He had 3 Grammy Nominations and founded 4 companies – including his own successful music production company Six Figga Entertainment, Inc.”

His new course, “Music Business Mastery” will teach you how to start up and grow your own successful music production company. He covers ALL the things you need to know to about starting a production company – even if you have no idea about business.

This 10 part video course will teach you the EXACT step by step method to starting your own successful music production company from scratch.

Absolutely everything is covered – soup to nuts…

Here is a Small Sample Of What You Will Learn:

  • Developing Your Brand (How to develop a strong brand that helps your beats and music like crazy…)
  • The three “do’s and don’ts” on picking a great brand name – so you can build your brand on strong foundations…
  • How to stand out amongst the sea of competition – so you can not only survive but thrive in the industry…
  • How to register a trademark to protect your brand (and why you should never forget to do this) and how you can avoid costly legal fees by doing this yourself.
  • Incorporating Your Business: How to protect yourself against lawsuits (You’ll be doing business with musicians, record labels and publishers – so it is essential to get protected)
  • How to incorporate your business online (the best services to use to do this easy and cheap – this will save you THOUSANDS in legal fees!
  • Hiring your “Dream Team”: How to hire an attorney to help you with copyright, music licensing, publishing, TV & Film etc – make sure you are on SOLID ground when it comes to the legal aspects of your new business.
  • How to hire your business manager – (AKA your “right hand man”) He’ll help market you, get you placement opportunities and make sure you get paid on time!
  • Becoming your own music publisher (Cut out the middle man and become your own publisher.)
  • How music publishing works and how you can exploit music copyrights to generate income for your business.
  • How to collect money whether your music is sold on iTunes, MP3, Vinyl, Radio, TV, Cable, Film etc.
  • Creating your Business Action Plan (This is the MOST IMPORTANT lesson of the course. You’ll learn EXACTLY how to form a “Foolproof” step-by-step action plan that will ENSURE you take action and reach your goals.

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Using Arpeggiators in EDM Video Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We’ll show you two different approaches: using your synth’s internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn’t have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we’ll be using Access’s Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.

This tutorial will show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We’ll show you two different approaches: using your synth’s internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn’t have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we’ll be using Access’s Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.

Subtractive Synth Basics [Videos]

You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis – or virtual analog – including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this video series Mo Volans will show you how to create:

You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis – or virtual analog – including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this video series Mo Volans will show you how to create:

Video 1 – Noise effects with FabFilter One, an inexpensive but effective synth.
Video 2 – Pad and strings sounds with FabFilter One.
Video 3 – Classic lead patch.
Video 4 – Classic bass patch.
Video 5 – Classic sample and hold patch with u-he’s Diva.
Video 6 – Classic acid bass patch.
Video 7 – Mod matrix with Logic Pro’s ES2 synth.
Video 8 – How to use multiple modulators to modulate one another with Logic Pro’s ES2 synth.