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Establishing Rapport With Music Licensing Insiders

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : February 2014 

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 ...


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Pitching Music Directly To Music Supervisors

Posted by Aaron Davison on Sunday, February 23, 2014, In : February 2014 
When  pitching directly to music supervisors keep in mind that depending on what project they're currently working on, their needs are going to be constantly changing.  This is why it's not a good idea to just randomly pitch your music to supervisors.  Always check first to see what project they're currently working on and what their current music needs are.

Here's a copy of the actual template I use when emailing supervisors for the first time:

"Hi______

My name is Aaron Davison.  I represent s...

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How Long Does It Take To License Your Music?

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : February 2014 

A question I get asked often is how long it takes to start licensing your music. This is a hard question to answer because it’s a bit like asking how long it’s going to take to find a girlfriend or boyfriend if you’re single. The answer, in both cases, obviously depends on a lot of variables.

When it comes to licensing your music, it depends on who you’re signing with, what projects they’re pitching to, what kind of music you make, and of course ultimately, whether or not the music...


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How To Make A Part Time Revenue Stream From Licensing Music With Jason Moore

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, February 6, 2014, In : February 2014 

Here's the latest episode of my podcast, “Music, Money And Life”.  This episode features Denver based musician Jason Moore sharing his story of how he’s able to generate a substantial part time income by creating and licensing music in his spare time.

Jason's client/credit list includes CBS, Fox, The CW, Lionsgate, Red Bull, Kawasaki, CAT, TLC, E!, MTV, VH1, The Originals, 24, Haunted, Cabin Fever, LA Ink, Cafe Racer, So You Think You Can Dance, Boy Wonder, and many others, and his mus...


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You wrote a great song... now what??

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : February 2014 

So you’ve just written an amazing song.  Perhaps it’s the best song you've written.  Maybe it’s even one of the best songs that’s ever been written!  You have a sense of tremendous pride because you know intuitively that you’ve created something truly special.  You have that feeling that there are no words for, that only artists can truly understand, of having created something out of nothing.  Of having birthed something remarkable and extraordinary into existence.  You know it wit...


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