Getting started in
the music licensing business can be a slow and painful process. In the beginning, there is a lot of leg work
required to get started and usually success doesn’t come quickly. Unlike playing music live where you get on
stage and get immediate gratification in the form of applause, adulation and
hopefully money at the end of the night, music licensing is a long term
process. There are forms to fill out,
music to upload, different versions of your songs to mix, phone call...
A question I get
frequently is whether or not you need to copyright your tracks in order to
license your music. Technically
speaking, the moment you write a song you own the “copyright”. Which literally means that you have the right
to copy, replicate and distribute your music as you wish. If you write a song, it’s your intellectual
property by default. If you wrote it,
you own it and you can do what you want with it.
The whole point of “copyrighting”
your music with the librar...