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.

Artsy Trap “The Worlds Most Creative Drum Kit”

The Producers Choice hooked up with a talented new sound designer from Germany – Julez Jadon – He has recorded sounds from all kinds of crazy locations, from underground trains to clocks, shattered glass, underground parking lot, the forest and more…

The Producers Choice hooked up with a talented new sound designer from Germany – Julez Jadon – He has recorded sounds from all kinds of crazy locations, from underground trains to clocks, shattered glass, underground parking lot, the forest and more…

Next, he took these recordings and processed and layered them with powerful trap drums, processed 808 booms and more. The end result is a sample pack that is so fresh and unique, people have been calling it:

“The Worlds Most Creative Drum Kit”

  • Powerful trap drums, fused with unique and rare recordings
  • 109 sounds divided into 7 folders (808, Claps & Snaps, Hats & Cymbals, Kicks, Percs & Loops, SFX and Snares)
  • One of the most creative kits you’ve ever heard
  • You’ll have HOURS of fun making music with this kit – instant inspiration from the start

 

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Win an Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface

Arturia have launched a contest which is threatening to bring down the internet… well, maybe not that popular…
They’re offering one lucky person the chance to win their next generation audio interface, the AudioFuse

Arturia have launched a contest which is threatening to bring down the internet… well, maybe not that popular…

They’re offering one lucky person the chance to win their next generation audio interface, the AudioFuse

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Gritty, Punchy & Raw Drum Kits Boom Bap Nostalgic For Native Instruments Kontakt

If you love old school, crunchy sampled drums then The Producers Choice have a treat for you.

If you love old school, crunchy sampled drums then The Producers Choice have a treat for you.

Boom Bap Nostalgic by The Producers Choice is a brand new library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

If you like super tight, clean drums then this is not for you. But if you love that vintage vinyl feel – then you’ll love this library.

VINYL DRUM SAMPLES > AKAI MPC 60 / AKAI S950 = CRUNCHY DRUMS

These samples have that gorgeous, warm crackly goodness that only comes from real, vintage processing using the Akai MPC60 and Akai S950. These legendary samplers added that sexy 12-bit crunch to this library!

Boom Bap Nostalgic Kontakt Library includes:

  • 3 Full Drum Kits: Gritty, Punchy & Raw
  • 1 Patch of Noise, Crackles & Vinyl Hum
  • 1 EMU SP12 Bass Patch
  • 1 Patch of Drum Rolls and Fills
  • ADSR controls to manipulate and control the samples
  • Vintage Mode: Gives extra punch and flava to samples
  • Multi Instrument settings with Stereo Out and Multi Outs for easy mixing
  • Samples Include: Kicks, Snare, Cymbals, Toms, Percussion etc..

* BONUS – They are including a FREE copy of our HD SSL Vinyl Drum Kit (Worth $34) – free with all orders of this library today! Thats an additional 120+ one shot wav samples including gritty kicks, snares, percs, breaks and vinyl crackle 🙂

NOTE – You’ll need a full version of Kontakt 4.3 or 5 to use the Boom Bap Nostalgic Library!

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Lost Tapes Vol 1: Soul 100% Royalty Free Soul Samples – Inspired By The Sounds of 70s Soul

100% Royalty Free Soul Samples – inspired by the sounds of 70s soul!

100% Royalty Free Soul Samples – inspired by the sounds of 70s soul!

Calling all sample heads…

Fresh, New & Exclusive Soul Samples, recorded from scratch and 100% Royalty Free
Made for real, true old school hip hop aficionados
Need quality, royalty free soul samples?
Don’t want issues with sample clearance?

Lost Tapes Vol 1: Soul was created for the sample based producer, DJ, and beatmaker who wants original music to chop, flip, and arrange into headbanging beats without the hassle of digging through endless stacks of vinyl or worrying about sample clearance issues.

“It’s all about samples that give you the authentic sound of 60s and 70s soul to sample and chop up.”
– Mike, PadBangers.com

These samples are composed from scratch, royalty free for you to use in your music – 100% free of copyright issues. A godsend for the sample based composer.

They used rare vintage gear (guitar, rhodes, bass etc) alongside vintage tape simulation techniques to emulate real vintage records. These samples were created using extreme attention to detail specifically with the beatmaker and producer in mind.

Instruments featured in these samples:

Rare Vintage Synths
Vintage Guitar Amps
Vintage Bass Amps
Vintage Basses
Vintage Guitars
Pianos
Brass
Strings, etc.
All the ingredients you need to make classic hip hop tracks.

The samples “projects” come split into master mix file and stems, so you can use single instrument stems to build up your own track using any / all elements from the samples.

No drums, so no trouble mixing. Just chop these samples, add your own drums, solo elements – you can really get creative with this sample pack.

Included in The Soul Music Library:

400MB of soulful WAV sample projects
Organised into 10 project files with master mix and all stems, plus 4 bonus sample files
Every sample created exclusively by The Cratez, for this pack, played and recorded from scratch
Master sample clearance, use these sample however you want – no credit required
All sounds 100% royalty free
Samples include tracked-out stems (Rhodes, Bass etc)
Each full sample also comes as mixed down WAV – ideal to chop, flip etc.
BPM info of each stem / sample is shown

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Urban Strings Sample Library Kontakt 1.35GB of Instruments & Instrument Stacks

Introducing the Urban Strings Sample Library – the only professional grade string sample library made exclusively for urban and hip-hop music producers.

“URBAN STRINGS SOUNDS LIKE A $500 STRING SAMPLE LIBRARY!”

Introducing the Urban Strings Sample Library – the only professional grade string sample library made exclusively for urban and hip-hop music producers.

Urban Strings Sample Library runs in Kontakt 5 – and comes with over 1.35GB of instruments & instrument stacks.

Producers Choice concentrated on big, full, EPIC sounding ensembles, and giant staccato and pizzicato strings. If you need huge and realistic strings then this sound module was made for you. Whether you compose hip hop, EDM, trap or even film scores & soundtracks – Urban Strings will blow you away.

THE SOUND OF A $500 STRING LIBRARY
Urban Strings sounds as big and epic as libraries that cost over 10x more. They wanted to bring you a premium sound at an affordable price

HUGE STRING ENSEMBLES, MOVIE & SCORING STRINGS
They went all in with the huge CINEMATIC ensemble strings, and sharp punchy Pizzicato and Staccato strings too.

MASSIVE STRING STACKS & LAYERED MULTI INSTRUMENTS
Layered up huge string parts together to form colossal string stacks (Multi Layered Kontakt Instruments) – ideal for movie strings, scoring or epic hip hop bangers.

FREE LIFETIME UPDATES
When you own a copy of Urban Strings, you own it for life. They will be adding new patches and instruments to the library, and previous customers will get all future updates – free of charge.

OVER 1.35 GB OF SOUNDS

This library comes in Kontakt format (Other formats coming soon). You’ll need Kontakt 5 to use the library. They also include WAV multi-samples incase you wanted to load into another sampler such as ESX24.

BONUS – 200MB STRING LOOPS & CONSTRUCTION KITS
They are also include a 200MB royalty free collection of orchestral loops and construction kits in WAV format – ideal as ‘song starters’ to give you instant inspiration.

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1GB of Premium One Shot Hip Hop Drum Samples 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross & More

Anno Domini Beats are some of the most successful producers on the net. Last year, AD showed video proof that selling beats earned them $11,296 in ONE MONTH…

Anno Domini Beats are some of the most successful producers on the net. Last year, AD showed video proof that selling beats earned them $11,296 in ONE MONTH…

If your dream is to sell beats, do what you love and have complete FREEDOM – then you need to take note of Anno Domini Beats.

DRUMS THAT SELL BEATS…

To sell more beats, you need loud, clean drums that grab peoples attention and make them hand over their cash!

Today is your chance to get a copy of AD’s personal drum collection – taken directly from tracks made for 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross & many more.

If you are ready to elevate to the next level – then go ahead and take a copy of AD’s own stash of drum samples.

These are the samples AD use when they need to knock out hits for 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross & many more.

If you can make beats like AD – you too could be making $$$ while you sleep – and racking up $11,296 in ONE MONTH!

WHO ELSE WANTS AMAZING DRUMS — WITHOUT ANY MIXING?

These drums come PRE MIXED by an award winning producer. They have just the right amount of optimised EQ, Compression and Reverb for easy and fast beat-making. No mixing required – you get bigger, fuller, harder drums!

BENEFITS OF OWNING AD3:
Over 1GB of Premium One Shot Hip Hop Drum Samples
NO Mixing Required – AD Pre-Mixed These Perfectly
Easy & FAST Beatmaking – pre-processed drum samples with optimised EQ, Compression and Reverb
Premium 24bit WAV HD Quality
65 Kicks
77 Snares
18 Claps
18 Percussion
11 Crashes
54 Closed Hats
33 Open Hats
Over 1GB – 276 High Definition, Industry-Standard Sounds

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Grammy Nominated Producer Andrew Lloyd is Sharing His Own Hand Made Drum Samples

He must be CRAZY! Multi-Platinum, Grammy nominated producer Andrew Lloyd is sharing his own hand made drum samples – right here!

GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER SHARES HIS DRUM SAMPLES!

WHO ELSE WANTS QUALITY DRUMS FROM CERTIFIED MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER?

He must be CRAZY! Multi-Platinum, Grammy nominated producer Andrew Lloyd is sharing his own hand made drum samples – right here!

Fresh from working with Lil Wayne (How To Hate), ScHoolboy Q- (Party), Tech N9ne (Burn The World), Young Jeezy (Talking), Omarion (Paradise), T-Pain (Hang Ups) – Andrew Lloyd brings you his own hand made premium drum library.

6 REASONS THIS KIT IS THE BEST:

  • The easiest way to add ‘Major Label’ quality to your tracks
  • Handmade by a grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer
  • Multi Genre – Designed to be versatile, useful for all genres of music
  • Completely Unique – not your regular boring samples that everyone and his dog is using
  • WAV Format – works with all software and hardware
  • Instant Download – get the samples in 30 seconds or less

SECRET DRUM SOUNDS

Major producers usually keep their best sounds a closely guarded SECRET – But Andrew Lloyd decided to share his own ‘go to’ selection:

“While most people who put together drum kits are scared of producers using their loops or afraid to reveal the REAL sounds they use, I think it’s best to give people quality when they pay for it.”
Andrew Lloyd – (Multi Platinum, Grammy Nominated Producer For Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Young Jeezy)

This kit will give your productions MAJOR LABEL quality drums, that sparkle and pop.

MAJOR LABEL QUALITY – GUARANTEED

If your music lacks that major label sheen and quality – then step your drums up and get sounds direct from a grammy nominated producer.

These samples are addictive. These are the kind of samples you just cannot stop playing around with.

Each sound has been crafted to absolute perfection. Quality over quantity. This little gem will become your ‘go to’ kit for all genres – from rap to pop to r&b and more.

YOU GET:
133 Premium Sounds (808s, Snares, FX, Hi Hats, Kicks, Loops & Percussion) in 16-bit WAV format for any producer to use in their program/VST of choice. Absolute Premium Quality. Modern, Versatile, Creative Drum Samples.

BONUS – Drum loops exported from the demo tracks are included for you to use!

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Free Samples Synth Explorer TR505 448 Single Shot Sounds, 100 Twisted Drum Loops and More

Synth Explorer returns to Loopmasters but they take a break from Synthesis for their third instalment as they voyage into Drum Machine territory with a very twisted collection of Beats and Drum Shots from the often overlooked Roland TR505.

Synth Explorer returns to Loopmasters but they take a break from Synthesis for their third instalment as they voyage into Drum Machine territory with a very twisted collection of Beats and Drum Shots from the often overlooked Roland TR505.

Whilst many of you analogue purists will be scoffing at the idea this machine could come toe to toe with a TR909, the raw digital sounds of the Roland TR505 come alive with a little help of circuit bends and extra processing so before you make an early judgement listen up and hear how we have transformed the sounds of this unassuming rhythm machine into the ultimate urban beat terrorist.

The TR505 was released in 1986 and was intended as a budget portable drum machine featuring 16 crunchy 12Bit samples including Kick, Snare, Toms, Rim Shot, Hi Hats, Crash and Ride Cymbals and some basic percussion sounds. It featured an on-board sequencer with 5 basic modes of operation including Track Play, Track Write, Step Write, Tap Write and Real Time.

This edition of Vintage Explorer features loop and one shot samples covering a wide range of sounds perfect for Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass or even Experimental Electronica.  The collection features an inspiring range of one shot sounds that have been sourced directly from a real TR505 but you will have never heard a TR505 sound like this before as we have tormented this digital beast with a range of tonal tweaks in the form of DIY circuit bends and heavy use of external processing from Distortion, Phaser, Delay, Reverb and Flanger and well anything that made it sound RUDER!

In Detail expect to find 385Mb 24Bit 44.1KHz Loops and one Shot Sounds including 100 Twisted Drum Loops at tempos of 90, 100, 120, 140 and 175 BPM 448 Single Shot Sounds, 100 Rex2 Files and 28 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, nnxt and Sfz formats.

Roland TR505 – Specifications

Synthesis Type: 12Bit Samples

Polyphony: Max: 8

Controllers: Foot pedal for Start Stop

Sequencer: 40-240 BPM48 User Patterns, 48 Preset Patterns, 423 Measures and 6 Songs

Inputs and Outputs: Left/Mono + Right/ Headphones / Start Stop Pedal/ Tape in-out/ MIDI In + Out

Famous Owners: Vince Clarke, Aphex Twin

Each collection in the series will be produced, performed and recorded by highly regarded producers who will remain anonymous as they take a step back and let these classic instruments take to the stage. So get ready to sample the next machine with Synth Explorer 3 – TR505

  • 385Mb
  • 24Bit 44.1KHz
  • 100 Twisted Drum Loops
  • 448 Single Shot Sounds
  • 100 Rex2 Files
  • 28 Soft Sampler Patches

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