I coach and work with a lot of songwriters who are interested in learning how to license their music. In my experience a lot of the writers I work with seem to be looking for some sort of an insider "secret" into how the business works and how they can license more of their music. And of course there are many insider tips and information that if you know about will certainly increase your chances of getting your music licensed. It's important that you learn about what types of music gets licensed and the proper formats that you should submit music in for example. You should educate yourself about how licensing contracts work and the different types of deals that exist and so on. The more informed you are about the business the greater your chances of being successful become and the more you know the more informed you'll be when you start signing deals.
BUT.... once you have music you feel good about and you've educated yourself about how the business works, THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do is to get your music to the people who can help you license it. This is one of those things that is so obvious that it seems almost too obvious to point out. Of course you should be doing this! But over and over this is the step I see writers confused about. It's like they're looking for some sort of secret path to getting their music licensed that will allow them to bypass the work of reaching out, submitting their music, networking and so on. It doesn't exist. Seriously. IT DOESN'T EXIST.
Licensing your music is like building a business. And in any business there is simply some good old fashioned "hard work" that is required to succeed. In my program, "The 90 Day Music Licensing Challenge" I challenge writers to submit to one new lead every day for 90 days. Many writers have taken the program and gone on to succeed in both licensing their music and forming new relationships. Why? It's real simple, it's the result of simply taking consistent action towards the goal of licensing music.
When I first started taking shots at breaking into the business I wasn't very successful. It wasn't until I made a very deliberate and consistent effort to license my music that I ended up succeeding. You can accomplish great things in life by simply being really, really persistent. If at your first you don't succeed try again is an old cliché, but it's a cliché because it's true.
Think about what you can do today, right now, to move your career forward. Are you already creating great music? Is your production up to par? If so, what can you do right now to start generating income from your music? Is there a place you can send your music to? Is there a lead you can follow up on? Is there a phone call you can make? Your Music isn't going to license itself and it's highly doubtful that someone is going to come looking for you. Decide what your goals are and make them happen!
By popular demand, I've decided to offer a summer version of my 90 Day Challenge program that's will kick off on June 23rd. This version features new leads, a new and improved member's forum, new training videos, new interviews and more!
The 90 Day Challenge is a 90 day long program that combines one on one coaching, 90 daily licensing leads, in depth video tutorials and more.
I thought the best way to explain how the program works and everything that's included would be to make a video presentation that goes over everything.
Check out the video to learn all the details of the new 90 Day Challenge.
The are just 25 spots available, and if you register by this Sunday, June 15th you'll save $50.00 off the full price.
Watch the video here:http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/90-day-music-licensing-challenge.php
In : June 2014