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Licensing Songs In Films

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : February 2013 

Licensing Songs In Films

Songs used in films, especially major motion pictures, typically generate much more substantial licensing fees than songs used in television. There are a lot of variables involved in determining how much a publisher or writer charges for the use of a song in a film, these variables include:

-How the song is used, ie background use, instrumental, vocal, etc..

-The status of the song being licensed (well known songs command higher license fees)

-The nature of the film; majo...


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Music Licensing: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : February 2013 

I want to share with you a sort of off the cuff, stream of consciousness perspective on the current state of the music licensing business, as I see it. The good, the bad and the ugly. I've been submitting and pitching music on an essentially daily basis for several years now to music libraries, music publishers and music supervisors. Some of my own music, but most recently mainly music from the artists I represent at Renegade Music Marketing, the marketing company I run. I have learned a lot ...


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Exclusive VS Non Exclusive Contracts

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : February 2013 

 
Lately I've been getting a lot of emails from people regarding the issue of signing exclusive vs non exclusive contracts with music publishers.  In today's newsletter I thought I'd address this issue and give you my own personal thoughts on the subject.
 
First of all it's important to understand that any given song can only have one publisher that represents it at a given time.  It's either going to be you, or it's going to be a third party in the event that you sign away your publishing righ...

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30 Years In 30 Days: Advanced Production Techniques

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, February 16, 2013, In : February 2013 
 

Award-Winning Composer/Producer/Engineer Gary Gray and I have been working together for about a year now.   To avoid sounding self-serving, I'm going to let Gary describe (below) the success he has been personally experiencing since he signed up for his first course on my website: HowToLicenseYourMusic.com.   So, it's with a good bit of pride that I am announcing a new collaboration with Gary; the Exclusive Publishing Release of a new book written by Gary, "30 Years In 30 Days - Discover 30 ...


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How To Master Your Tracks Yourself

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : February 2013 

If you don’t have the budget to hire a Mastering Engineer, then take the time to learn the following.  It will increase your chances of getting a licensing deal immensely:

1.  Download a free trial or purchase the Izoptope OZONE Mastering Plug-In.

This plug-in is amazing in that, if you click on each of the almost 100 Pre-Set Mastering configurations, you can then go inside the plug-in and look at every exact setting that has been set BY TOP MASTERING ENGINEERS who all worked on the deve...


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Music Supervisors And Mastering Your Tracks

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : February 2013 

 

Today’s post is a new post from our Resident Producer and Audio Engineer Specialist, Gary Gray, who is about to release a new book called “30 Years In 30 Days; Discover 30 Years Of Music Production and Audio Engineering Secrets In Just 30 Days!”  (More on that soon) Gary and I have been working on several projects together and I asked him last week if there have been any recent changes in the Audio Production world in terms of Music Licensing.  Not only did he say yes, he answered by...


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Redefining Success In The Music Industry

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : February 2013 

If your definition of “making it” in the music business is selling millions of records and becoming  a “rock star” then by that definition very few musicians are ever successful.  It’s good to have some sort of measuring stick when it comes to measuring success, otherwise how would you ever know if  you’re on the right track.

The problem with setting the bar so high though, is that it can create a lot of frustration if you fail to live up to your own expectations.  I know very fe...


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