Ed Hartman Music


From folks that have taken Ed Hartman's "Make Money Licensing Your Music":


Thanks very much for that fantastic class!



Thank you so much for the information, and for sharing your personal musical journey! I really enjoyed the class, it was fun, and I look forward to participating in other learning/training opportunities you may offer.  I am open to hearing any feedback you may have regarding my work in relation to music licensing and pitching.



Ed thank you so much for the wonderful class! You share such valuable information! And the time went so quickly!  I had a great time! So glad to have your emails and such!  It was fun hearing your experiences and your work!  Look fwd to learning more!  What an amazing process and journey it is!



Thanks so much for being enthusiastic also very informative. I was captured by all the information you gave out to us all and your responses to questions asked.



Ed, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. You exceeded my expectations by detailing a clear path to break into the world of TV/Film placements.



Very good class - cover the basics, got a good sense of what I need to do next.



I took Ed's seminar last fall, and because of the information presented. I got a contract with a major music library.



That was a great class. You have inspired me to push past my fear of criticism and get my stuff out there (and make some money off of it, too!).



Your class opened my eyes to a lot of options and opportunities I didn't realize were available or accessible. My number one take away from your class was that I have to take my recordings seriously. All this time I was happy to leave that job to the pros who know what their doing. Now that I see I have all the tools necessary to do it my self I have no excuse but to start learning the recording aspect of it all.


Interviews/Podcasts featuring interviews with Ed Hartman about the music biz, and music licensing

Interviews/Podcasts featuring interviews with Ed Hartman about the music biz, and music licensing:

NEW - North Seattle College Blog about Ed and his Licensing Class:


Word on the Street Podcast:



itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/word-on-the-street/id940213680  (Podcast #56)

Music Business Connection:


Around The Kit Podcast (about The Drumming and The Drum Exchange): Ed's section is at 01:29:00 (1hr 29 min)




Musicsupervisor.com: (Production Music Library)





"I love Ed’s music & think some of his quirky instrumentation is truly inspired."


2/11/2010 - Lexington, Mass.

Drum Exchange Owner Takes Home $5,000 in Marketing Products from Vistaprint

Vistaprint USA, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT), the company that provides high-impact personalized products and services for small businesses and the home, today announced the winners of the “Why I Love Vistaprint” video contest. Ed Hartman, owner of the Drum Exchange in Seattle was selected as the winner of $5,000 VistaBucks.
The video themed contest tasked Vistaprint’s loyal customer base to come up with the best short video that explained or demonstrated why they love Vistaprint. The company received some tremendous examples of the type of customers that market themselves passionately each and every day across the country, but ultimately, Hartman’s well produced video shot around his musical shop stood out among the rest.
“Mr. Hartman’s video embodied everything that we were looking for in the contest and he did a great job of showing off his entrepreneurial spirit,” said Vistaprint North America Chief Marketing Officer Trynka Shineman. “Many small business owners are faced with the difficult task of finding a marketing partner that works on their schedule and his video personifies this situation. At Vistaprint, we strive to eliminate this dilemma by offering small business owners a one-stop shop to create their marketing materials on their schedule.”

Percussive Notes, Percussive Arts Society, December 2006.

"Mr. Hartman has combined a catchy melody with colorful harmonies for his "Return of the Wooden Soldiers" enhanced with a simple but effective piano accompaniment that is well within the capabilities of the student pianist. This solo gives intermediate students an entertaining diversion while they increase their familiarity with the xylophone keyboard."

John R. Raush

Blue Suede News

"This album (The River) is like the sunshine and a nice warm breeze."

Percussive Notes, Percussive Arts Society

"Refreshing...Ed Hartman is a talented percussionist as well as composer and has provided us with a fine new addition (The River) for our listening."

Victory Music

"His music is sincere and involved, always extending technique and expression to its limits."

Victory Music Review

"Superb... First rate. Tasteful and fresh approaches to familiar holiday music. "This was one Christmas recording that we could enjoy year 'round. The appealing packaging makes the album great for gift-giving."

The Seattle Weekly

"Sensistive playing... quite good."