Finding a way to license your music to shows and movies is a very beneficial way to get your music out there. This month, we'll hear from David Codr about how to do just that, and how his site, www.musicpage.com, can help.
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License Your Music to Movies and Television
By David Codr of www.musicpage.com
If you are like me, you're tired of hearing how bad the economy is. But there's a silver lining to
the bad economy for musicians and songwriters. A way to get paid while getting a ton of free
exposure for your band.
For years, motion pictures and television shows have paid big bucks to major label artists
to license their music. These studios pay major label acts tens to hundreds of thousands of
dollars to license their songs to use in films and TV shows.
But when the economy hit the proverbial crapper, many of the studios started to look for ways
to cut their costs. They quickly realized that they could save thousands of dollars by using
independent music instead of the songs from major label acts.
Since independent artists don't have the CD sales, radio plays or name recognition of the
majors, the studios found they could license great music that hadn't gone mainstream for
$2,000 - $10,000 a track
Its a win-win for everyone. The studios save hundreds of thousands of dollars. The
independent artists are happy to get a few grand to use their song, plus they get the exposure
of having their song in a major motion picture or television show.
Read more here!
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