A major non-profit organization needs a track to feature in a series of web videos to create awareness for a charity event for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.The music will be used in a series of 4-5 videos and this placement pays $1,000! Go here to find out more information and how to submit: Music Licensing Directory
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It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner and you can take advantage of the season by actually making some money with Christmas music. This time of year there is a demand for well recorded Christmas songs that are needed for TV ads, radio spots and much more. They key to success in this is to record Christmas songs in the public domain so there is no need to get a separate license to record or actually use your recording of the song in the production.
Here is a good list of public domain Christmas songs for which the initial intellectual property rights have expired. Generally composed before 1923, Public Domain works are NOT considered cover songs and do NOT require mechanical royalties be paid to the original composer or publisher (thanks to CD Baby for this list!) :
Angels We Have Heard On High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Deck The Halls
For Unto Us
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Saw Three Ships
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy To The World
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Once In Royal David’s City
The First Noel
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up On The Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Child Is This
Once you get a song recorded you can submit to a music library to see if they are interested to include it in their catalog. One of the best web sites to get this information about music libraries as well as a fantastic community of musicians whom are also licensing their music is MusicLibraryReport.com. I highly recommend this web site and membership. If you have well recorded Christmas music and the connections provided at the Music Library Report you will make music with Christmas Music!
Small Uses, a private list which allows independent directors and videographers to post a “personalized request” to find affordable music for their video productions, is seeking material. Small Uses charges a small yearly fee to both composer/musicians and director/producer/videographers. They do not charge either party to place or pitch requests, and no rights are taken outside the one-use license offered for the specific production. To participate in the beta launch, and to be notified of updates by email, register at http://smalluses.com.
A beer brand needs a track for their latest advertising campaign. They are after female indie blues rock and female rock – neo / soul music. The song needs to be mid to uptempo, exciting and have a great energy. Full songs with Female vocals & lyrics only. Hurry to submit to this the deadline is Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12:00:00 Noon Eastern time.
Six Feet One Publishing, a subsidiary music publishing company of 1 Way Public Relations (http://www.1waypr.com), and owned by Dr. Kenneth Love who is also a Jazz recording artist (http://www.kennylovejazz.com), is seeking dance singles from recording artists for the purpose of promoting and publicizing songs worldwide through nightclub and radio deejays.
Although such singles should be in their final format for release, they should have not already been commercially released for sale, promotion, publicity, advertising, to the general public, or media in any context.
The new November 2013 Music Connection is out and there is a great directory of film and TV supervisors! This is a fantastic way of getting the contacts you need to help get your music into the gatekeepers of film and TV music.
There also is a fantastic article on getting paid for indie artists that can help you collect on money owed to you for use of your music. Take a look at this months magazine in digital format by going here: http://musicconnection.com/magazine/current-digital/
Symbiotic Music Publishing is a company based out of Los Angeles, California and is currently looking for master quality music in all genres for Film & TV. http://www.symbioticmusicpublishing.com
The Music Licensing Directory is a great place to learn and connect bands and musicians with opportunities to get their music placed in TV, film, advertising ads, video games, online use and many other types of placements. Once you sign up with the service you will receive access to the site which includes a very comprehensive guidebook. This guidebook explains what music licensing is and gives you a complete picture on how to go about getting your music licensed and making money. This is one of the best books I have read on the subject because they go into detail about music licensing and actually tell you how to get your music placed. They even give you an example script on exactly what to write when you first contact a company to try to get your music licensed. Very cool!
Their directory has an impressive 407 listings including licensing, supervision, branding and tip sheets. What’s great about each of these listing is they give you complete details on each of these companies including phone numbers, web sites, email and snail addresses. Also in each of the listings is details on how to submit your music to the company and in what format. This is exactly what you need to save time and get all of the info you need to get your music submitted to these companies. What really great about this directory is you can get now get insider access to each of these companies that can help you get your music licensed and placed in TV, film, video games and more! This information is worth it’s weight in gold!
The site also has new opportunities that are looking for music immediately. The opportunities change quite frequently and the site has complete details of each of these including style needed, what the placement pays and some similar tracks so you can determine if your tracks are in the ballpark for what they are looking for. You can submit your track directly to each of these opportunities through the site and it does not cost you any other fee to do so. That’s a very nice feature to their site in comparison to other similar directories which actually do charge you a fee for every single opportunity you submit to.
If you want to license your I strongly suggest you take a look at the Music Licensing Directory. The web site is easy to navigate, works well and provides the key contact information to the actual people and companies that can help you get your music placed. Their one time payment structure is really fantastic and allows you to get the info you need for one low cost payment without any additional fees to actually submit your music to the latest opportunities. Click Here To Checkout The Music Licensing Directory