Sync licensing is all the rage right now. Musicians are flocking to it.
And for good reason.
You can make bank by licensing your music. And you can do it all while creating music at home.
So in this guide, I’m going to cover how to license your music, my experience with sync licensing, and answer the most common questions on the topic.
You’ll also notice helpful quotes sprinkled throughout this post. These are from fellow musicians who are succeeding at licensing their music.
Success is cool and all, but it’s overrated.
It can be dangerous, and it’s not even the most important thing for us musicians to focus on.
Yeah, I said it.
And I want to point out some problems with the common idea of success and talk about the single most important thing.
The thing more important than success.
Yes, there are paying jobs for musicians out there.
You just have to know where and how to find them.
And I’m going to show you how to find those musician jobs…using a website called Upwork.
Royalties can be freakin’ confusing sometimes.
And I think that’s why a lot of songwriters are not registered with a Publishing Rights Organization (aka a PRO). It’s overwhelming and hard to understand.
So in this post, I hope to clear things up a bit by asking the question, “What can a PRO do for you?”
Whenever someone uses the word “should” when talking about songwriting, ignore them. There are no “shoulds” or “should nots.”
Songwriting has one rule: there are no rules.
Instead, there are tips, suggestions, and learning from other songwriters whom you respect.
So here are seven songwriting tips from some of the most respected songwriters. All of these people have written numerous hit songs.