Updated July 13th, 2019
Your music has been accepted by a music library… Great, congratulations! You’ve arrived!
It’s actually only the beginning ?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s not rare for a music library to have thousands of tunes on offer.
Step 1 was getting in there. You’ve done that. Good job!
Step 2 is making sure your music appears in the search results of the music library so potential customers can find you…
!!! WARNING !!!
This post is about step 2. It’s most DEFINITELY not the most fun you’ll have with your music BUT if you’re aiming to make a living through music licensing, you need to bite the bullet and take this seriously…
How Do You Get Your Music To The Top Of The Search Results?
When a potential client is browsing a music library, you want to make sure your music appears at the top of the search results page.
For that to happen, you basically need to keyword the crap out of your tune!!
The logic is simple.
The more pertinent keywords you will have attached to your tune, the more it will appear at the top of the search results.
Think about QUANTITY. Come up with at least 20 keywords per track and….
QUALITY. These keywords can’t be vague. They need to refer to something specific.
For example, “love” is fine but “breakup” is better. One is generic, the other is specific.
The Ultimate Music Keywords and Tags Checklist