Today, we answered these questions:

• Is it largely a waste of time trying to license tracks if you don’t have instrumental versions, alt mixes and stem files?

• Is it worthwhile trying to hit up music supervisors through LinkedIn?

• Should you only send your strongest material to licensing opportunities?

• How can you master your songs for an affordable price?

• What’s the form you need to register groups of songs – published or unpublished – with the U.S. Copyright Office?

• If you’re 100% focused on licensing, do you really need to release your sound recordings?

• Is having your music on Spotify compatible with licensing?

• Is it expected that stem files sound crappy compared to the full mix?

• Should stem files contain silence when an instrument doesn’t play the full song or should you crop and edit the track to take out the silence?

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