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John Mclaughlin, Ramnad Raghavan And A Story Of Mentorship

Posted by Aaron Davison on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : September 2012 
Today's post is a great story about the power of mentorship from producer Gary Gray.  Gary and I recently created a course all about how to produce music that meets the industry standards necessary for licensing music in film and television.

Save 20% off our course this weekend only.  Check it out here:
http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/production-course.php
 

Over to you Gary….

"Thank you Aaron.

Now that students from all over the world are busy working on the course that Aaron and I put...


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An In Depth Guide To Meta-Tagging Your Tracks For Stock Music Libraries

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : September 2012 
Today's post is a guest post by stock music expert, Aaron Saloman.  Aaron and I recently created an in depth course together all about how to make money with stock music libraries called "How To Make Money With Stock Music Libraries" (fitting title!)

If you purchase our course this weekend only, you'll save 20% off the regular price and Aaron will also "meta-tag" the track of your choice and provide a comprehensive report including a description, possible genres and keywords.

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Music Licensing, Placements And Other Dirty Words

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : September 2012 
Today's post is a guest post from Pat Finnegan who is one of the founders of the music library, Fliktrax.  I've worked with Pat and the Fliktrax team for a couple years now and have watched them grow from a small startup to a library that is starting to gain some serious traction in the industry.

Learn more about Fliktrax here:  http://www.fliktrax.com/ 

Ok, Pat, the floor is yours! 

"There you are,12 years old, with a brand new, candy apple red, electric guitar strapped around your meek shoulde...


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It Takes Time!

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : September 2012 

In the last few weeks I've been notifed of six different placements for artists I represent via my music marketing company, Renegade Music Marketing. Several were for MTV shows, two were placed in a new Heineken ad and another was placed in a Canadian television show.

The one thing all these placements have in common is that I initially pitched the artists for these opportunities months ago and in a couple cases over a year ago.  It took quite a while for the initial "seeds" I planted to come ...


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Music Production Q & A With Gary Gray, Part 3 Of 3

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : September 2012 

Today’s post is the third in a 3-part series from producer Gary Gray.  Gary and I recently collaborated on a course all about how to produce music that meets the industry standards for licensing music in film and television.  Based on the feedback Gary received, Gary put together a list of the top ten questions he’s received, along with his answers.  Part 1 covered a detailed look at adjusting headroom while mixing in order to present the best product possible to Music Supervisors. Part 2...


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Copyrighting Your Music In The USA And Internationally

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : September 2012 

Technically speaking, the minute you write a song, it's your intellectual property and by default you own the "copyright".  In other words it's your creation and you have the right to copy, distribute and sell your creation.  After all, it's your property, why wouldn't you?
 
The problem is that if someone were to ever steal your creation and claim it as their own, if you haven't registered your copyright with the US Copyright Office, it can be pretty tricky proving that your song is actually y...

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Licensing Instrumental Music In TV And Film

Posted by Aaron Davison on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : September 2012 
When it comes to licensing your music in tv and films, there are opportunities for both instrumental and vocal music.  Some production libraries only work with instrumental music, some only work with vocal music and many place both. It's a simple matter of doing a little research and figuring out who needs what and submitting your music accordingly.

I should point out that instrumental placements tend to generate smaller performance royalties than songs with vocals.  Sometimes substantially le...

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