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The 80-20 Music Licensing Challenge

2018-01-04T23:02:23+00:00

What would happen if I spent 80% of my time SELLING music and only 20% of my time MAKING music? Let’s find out…. For the next 12 weeks, I’m not going to make any new music. Instead, I’m going to focus on selling the music I already have. 1 - Why Am I Doing This? The Theory Pareto’s Principle, or the 80/20 rule. Maybe you’ve heard of it before…. What Does That Mean For Us Musicians? It means roughly 20% of your tracks account for 80% of [...]

The 80-20 Music Licensing Challenge 2018-01-04T23:02:23+00:00

Earning A Living As An Indie Musician With Justin Tessier

2017-12-24T17:00:49+00:00

This post is a bit special..... I'm interviewing Justin Tessier, drummer extraordinaire for The Blue Stones. Justin and Tarek Jafar met in high-school. They are the duo behind The Blue Stones, a blues-rock duo based in Windsor, Ontario. 3 Reasons You Don't Want To Miss What Justin Has To Say They knew about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement before the Queen herself! Check out what they're up to on Bands in Town. Make sure you follow them on Spotify... The Interview So there you have [...]

Earning A Living As An Indie Musician With Justin Tessier 2017-12-24T17:00:49+00:00

How Do You Know Your Music Is Ready For Licensing?

2018-01-04T00:44:23+00:00

You don’t! BAM!! That’s it for today! Thank you very much…..  😛 No, seriously, until you earn a music placement, there’s no hard and fast way to determine if a song is ready for licensing or not… Why? Because NOBODY has a clue!!! received numerous rejection letters from publishers before Harry Potter could see the light of day was told she was too ugly to become an actress was unsuccessful with rock songs and singer-songwriter material before finding “her thing” and making it big WHATEVER you do…. Some people will say your music sucks. Others will [...]

How Do You Know Your Music Is Ready For Licensing? 2018-01-04T00:44:23+00:00

Debunking big music licensing MYTHS with Chuck Hughes

2018-01-05T00:14:21+00:00

This post will show you how to be financially successful licensing your music. In the process, it will challenge pretty much every single pseudo-truth you've heard about music licensing! The bottom line is this.... What you actually need?.... Quiet persistence. What you don't really need?.... A large catalogue of music and contacts within the industry. Chuck Hughes has a catalogue of 37 songs signed on multiple non-exclusive deals and a single paper folder to store all of his contracts. He's not organized, he's not prolific and he's not super well-connected with all the right people in Hollywood. Still, he's earning a living licensing music and [...]

Debunking big music licensing MYTHS with Chuck Hughes 2018-01-05T00:14:21+00:00

Finding the best production music libraries FOR YOU

2017-12-24T00:53:25+00:00

Where should I send my music? What are the best production music libraries for hip-hop/folk/electronic/[fill-in-the-blank]? How can I find royalty-free libraries that are a good fit for my music? This post is for you! I'm going to answer ALL of these questions and tell you exactly WHERE to submit your music. But let's keep it simple.... There are THREE steps I want you to focus on..... #1 – Submit music to Audiosparx I recommend this to everyone who is starting out in the music licensing business. Why? Because Audiosparx requires a LOT of boring [...]

Finding the best production music libraries FOR YOU 2017-12-24T00:53:25+00:00