TV music licensing recommendations? What’s the Music Industry’s worst kept secret to generating high-margin income and breaking emerging artists? Well, having a wealth of industry contacts and resources certainly helps… But we’re actually talking about sync licensing! So what is sync licensing? A sync license/synchronisation refers to an agreement surrounding the use of recorded music in any product involving the simultaneous use of music and moving images. This includes, (you guessed it!) movies, tv shows, advertisements, video games and more! Getting a successful placement can come with huge exposure and can generate significant revenue through sync license fees and performance royalties.
You really can’t escape this one can you? It doesn’t matter what you do in this industry, you’ll need to build, nurture, and strengthen your relationships. Licensing is no different. While networking within the music industry is always a smart move, this time we’re pivoting a bit to talk about networking within the film industry. So how to you do that? First, get involved with local film festivals and meet directors, editors, and producers. Join professional groups such as the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) and of course, PROs. These groups offer occasional seminars that put you face-to-face with key decision-makers in the film industry. NARIP actually has an annual pitch session that brings artists and supervisors together to review their work.
How are musicians compensated? All compensation is 50/50 with our musicians. You work hard to create your content, and we work hard to get the word out for you. It’s a partnership where everyone benefits equally across the board. Payouts related to placements are made biannually to minimize cost. This will likely change to a much more frequent interval as we grow. What if my music is already registered in Content ID? Songs submitted preferably should not be registered in Youtube Content ID or any content system that would impede upon the distribution. This can cause an issue with many of the high paying placements. However, if your music is registered in Content ID, keep in mind this is something that you can “turn off” if necessary per placement you receive. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Read additional information at music licensing for film.
Rhythm Couture artists questions and answers: When did you start in the music industry, and what type of music do you create? My name is Yeya. I was born in Massachusetts, and I moved to Los Angeles 3 years ago to pursue music. I have a background in musical theatre, where I learned to sing, but I started writing my own music after I graduated high school in 2014. Then in 2018, I began taking production classes and learning how to use Ableton. I love to create pop, EDM, R&B and rap. I don’t really think about a genre when I begin production on a song, I just create something I love and choose the label later. This results in a lot of tracks that blur the genre line and take my favorite aspects from each type of music. What upcoming projects are you working on, and any last words for the Rhythm Couture audience? I’m currently working on my EP, Monarch. We’re releasing each song one at a time, and I’m really amped up for this project! Also, if you’re curious about me or my music, check me out on any streaming platform and follow on IG @Yeyamusic. Thanks!
Our eclectic, experienced roster of professional musicians, Euterpe herself has commissioned: Grammy Award-winning artists and composers of compositions across a wide swath of musical projects inclusive of numerous corporations. The Rhythm Couture production team consists of talented artists: songwriters, producers, and musicians all replete with extensive portfolios. See extra info at https://www.rhythmcouture.com/.