Why Licensing Your Music is Easier
Whatever your goals are with respect to your music career, licensing your music for use in TV and Film will help propel your career forward. Whether you’re looking to ultimately land a major label record deal and play stadiums or if you’re just interested in making a little extra money from your music, licensing your music will benefit your music career, whatever your long term goals are.
Music licensing is a lot easier to get into than the recording industry for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that there is a lot less at stake in the music licensing business than there is in the recording industry for the professionals working behind the scenes. When a major record label takes on a new artist there is typically a LOT of money invested in the promotion of the artist. There is a lot at stake and there is a lot to potentially lose if the record label loses money on the artist. This means that A&R reps have to be extremely selective in signing artists – their jobs and paychecks are at stake.
In the music licensing business there isn’t the same sort of pressure to get it right every single time. If a music publisher likes your music and they present it to a music supervisor for a project and the music supervisor doesn’t like your song – they simply move on to the next song and artist. No harm done. This means that music publishers and even supervisors can take a lot more chances when it comes to working with new and unestablished artists.
So if you haven’t already started licensing your music – what are you waiting for? You have to be in it to win it as they say. Chances are no one is going to come knocking on your door, so why don’t you start knocking on some doors!