Music Licensing: Basics of Licensing Your Music to TV & FILM
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Music Licensing: Basics of Licensing Your Music to TV & FILM

Learn about music licensing, terms, major players, and how to network your way into getting placements in TV & Film.
3.7 (167 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,024 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the Basics of Music Licensing.
  • Gain Knowledge of how to find major players in Music Licensing.
  • Learn about the in's and out's of Music Publishing.
  • Gain Knowledge on how to build your own professional Music Catalogue for Tv and Film.
  • Learn how to pitch your songs and instrumentals to music supervisors.
Requirements
  • Have a background in producing, writing songs, and composing music.
  • Have an open mind and a professional attitude.
  • Have a desire to learn more and make process in your journey in music licensing.
Description

Are you a composer, songwriter, or music industry professional?

Would you like to learn the business of licensing your music to TV and Film companies?

Music licensing can be a great way to establish yourself as a professional in the music industry. If you are going after placements it is way easier and high more likely to find success licensing your music to tv and film than to major artists.

My co-instructor Lee "The Write Hook" Evans and I have both secured several placements with major shows and networks like BET, OXYGEN NETWORK, BRAVO, MTV, VH1, and more! In addition, we get residual income quarterly from these placements and upfront money in the form of sync fees.

Here are some topics from the course:

  • What is music licensing and how it works

  • What is music publishing and how it works

  • How to get your music ready for placement opportunities

  • How to increase your chances of getting placements

  • The art of making connections

  • And who and where to submit your music

If you already have professional placements and are currently licensing your music this is not the best opportunity for you. But if you are new to music licensing, have quality music production and songwriting skills then take action!

Enroll Now!

We'll see you on the other side :)

Who this course is for:
  • This course is made for music producers, songwriters, and recording artists seeking information on how to start getting their music placed in tv and film.
  • This course is NOT made for music professionals that already have lots of credits in tv and film, but can still be a great general music licensing resource.
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:25:40
+ Welcome to this course
2 lectures 06:42

Gain an introduction to music licensing and how it benefits you as a recording artist, songwriter, music producer, and music publisher.

Preview 04:29

Meet your instructors EvaJ Music and Mug$ Amillion and learn about their experience in music licensing.

Preview 02:13
+ Getting Started in the music business.
6 lectures 21:59

Welcome to the world of music licensing.

Preview 01:49

After taking this lecture you will have a solid understanding of and introduction to music licensing. We will cover the standard definition and how it applies to you as a music composer for tv and film.

Preview 03:31

You will fully understand copyright and how it applies to music licensing.

Preview 02:47

You will learn what P.R.O. stands for in Music Licensing. And how it will help you get paid a quarterly check from licensing your music to TV & film companies.

What is a P.R.O. and how can it help you get paid?
03:19

You will learn the basics of music publishing and its role in the world of licensing your music to TV & film companies.

What is music publishing and how does it work?
06:14

After completing this lecture you will be familiar with split sheets and basic practices used to determine song ownership and percentages in music licensing.

How to determine song ownership and percentages with co-writers.
04:19

All questions in this quiz came from the section "Getting Started in The Music Business". They are designed to help ensure that you have a basic understanding of the course information. Please take the quiz to see where you're at with the information. If you score an 80% or above you are ready to go to the next section. If you score below 80% please review the section one more time. Thanks!

Getting Started in The Music Business
4 questions
+ Getting Your Music Ready: Tips on How to Meet The Industry Quality Standard.
5 lectures 25:39

Learn two important terms to use with other music professionals in the world of music licensing.

Preview 03:30

You will learn how to improve you sound quality and quickly find other music professionals to help you if you can't on your own.

Making sure your music meets industry professional quality standards.
09:47

After completing this lecture you will learn some basic tips on building a music catalogue.

Building your music catalogue.
05:26

Learn some quick tips on music licensing and formatting your beats for tv and film.

How to increase your chances of getting placements
05:52
+ The Art of Making Connections: How to get your first music placement.
8 lectures 30:20

How to build relationship and make connections in the music licensing world.

Preview 01:51

You will learn what a music publisher does in music licensing and how building a relationship with them can help you get placements in TV and Film.

Working with a Music Publisher
06:56

You will know the main job responsibilities of a music supervisor in music licensing and why they are one of the best people to build a relationship with.

Preview 03:33

You will know several major music licensing organizations and conferences to join and attend to help you make connections with music supervisors, music publishers, and other music professionals.

Music Organizations & Music Conferences
03:54

You will learn the benefits of working with other music professionals in music licensing and some tips on how these relationships are made.

Co-Writing
06:42

You will learn about several music licensing websites you can submit your music to and get placements with TV & Film.

Submitting Online
06:32

Here is a music licensing resource guide that Mugs Amillion and I put together for the course.

MUSIC LICENSING RESOURCE GUIDE
1 page

This is the most important test of the course. If you answer this question correctly you will be well on your way to getting placements with TV & Film.

1 question
1 question

More resources to help you in your music licensing journey.

*** BONUS ***
00:52