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What Can Yo Do Today To Move Your Career Forward?

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : May 2012 

Sometimes musicians are so focused on trying to find their "big break" that they miss many smaller opportunities to move their career forward and make money from their music on a daily basis. I don't think there's ever been more tools available to musicians to promote their music and build their careers than there is now.  

One of the things I've been doing recently is finding at least one thing I can do every day to promote my music and move my career forward, both as it relates to licensing ...


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Why You Should License Your Music

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : April 
 

I've been writing this newsletter for over three years now, and if you've been on my email list that long you'll know that I have dispensed tons of useful advice about the music licensing business.  I've covered a lot of ground and I've given you a lot of useful advice about how to get your music in TV and Films.   But today I want to talk about why you should license your music, as opposed to how. 

You see, I think in many ways we are probably a lot alike.  We have a common bond, which is th...


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"Artist" Music VS "Production" Music

Posted by Aaron Davison on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : April 
There are essentially two different ways to go about pursuing licensing opportunities. On one hand, you can work to establish yourself as an artist.  You can write the songs you're inspired to write, play shows, record and sell CDs and pitch your music to whatever relevant licensing opportunities you come across.  
 
The other path is one where you write music specifically with licensing opportunities in mind.  I consider this type of music for the most part, "stock music" or "production mu...

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How To Stay Inspired

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : April 
Do you sometimes find yourself low on inspiration? Do you struggle with periods where you just aren't "feeling it" with respect to music and your music career. I think it's normal to have periods where your level of inspiration and motivation waxes and wanes. But in my experience there are things you can do that will prolong periods of
inspiration and also make them more frequent. In today's newsletter I thought I'd share a few of these ideas with you.

1) Write music consistently. When I was yo...

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Examples Of Songs Used In TV Part 2 - Navy NCIS

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : March 2012 
Here's another great example of music used in television.  This scene is from an episode of the TV Show Navy NCIS. During this scene the characters are discussing performing an autopsy on a deceased body while Android Lust's song "Stained" plays in the background.  The character Abby even mentions "Android Lust" by name in the beginning of the scene.  I've included the lyrics below the video. Notice how the imagery the lyrics of this song evoke fit perfectly with the nature of the subject mat...
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An Interview With Lauren Pavia Of DeWolfe Music

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : March 2012 

 

I recently had the chance to interview Lauren Pavia from Dewolfe Music via email.  DeWolfe has been in business over 100 years and they place music in broad range of project all over the world. Here’s my interview with Lauren:

Me: Hi Lauren can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your role at DeWolfe?

Lauren: I am a Licensing Executive at DeWolfe Music USA

Duties include:

-Build & maintain relationships with independent producers, ad agencies, music supervisors, TV network exec...


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Time Management For Musicians

Posted by Aaron Davison on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : February 2012 

Every day we're alive, we're one day closer to our death.  I don't meant to alarm you or cause you to panic, but as I'm sure you're already aware, we all have a finite amount of time to do what we need to do with our lives.  It's all too easy to let days, months, even years fly by without ever really getting a handle on how to "manage time".

Of course, we can't really manage time. We can't slow it down.  We can't change it.  All we can really manage is ourselves and how we move through time.  ...

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