Ed Hartman Music

Resources for Composers and Songwriters

LICENSING RESOURCE GUIDE: (please report any bad links)

MUSIC LICENSING COMPANIES:

Great music libraries to submit your music too:

(This is a mix of non-exclusive and exclusive.  Research carefully, as deals may change)

http://musicsupervisor.com

http://audiosocket.com

http://audiosparx.com

http://bedtracks.com

http://crucialmusic.com

http://hdmusicnow.com

http://Fliktrax.com

http://http://humanfactor.net/

http://imaginaryfriends.com

http://indigimusic.com

http://louarmusic.com/ 

http://mangoreel.com

http://www.motherwest.com/

http://musicsupervisors.com

http://musync.com

http://www.platinummusic.co.uk/

http://pumpaudio.com

http://pop-upmusic.com

http://http://scorekeepersmusic.com

http://triplescoopmusic.com

FEE or FREE PITCHING COMPANIES:

http://taxi.com  -  although any pay to play is controversial, this org is the best I know of.  The convention in November is worth the annual membership alone.  They do screen ALL submissions, and that is really what you are paying for.  It can get gigs, and if you pay attention, and help TAXI in return, you will get tons back. I have free packets of info at my studio - come by and pick one up (I can get you a little discount) You can watch TAXI TV online FREE even if you are not a member:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/music-marketing-online  - shows Monday at 4pm! You can watch archived shows there anytime, too!

Interviews for TAXI:

http://www.taxi.com/transmitter/1409/deals.html?cid=EMTXTR00000099

http://www.taxi.com/transmitter/0605/taxi-member-success-rate-hartman.html

 

http://www.hitlicense.com - A newer pitching company. No annual fee, $5/pitch.

http://www.musicxray.com - A growing pitch company.  Per pitch pricing.  Pricey, but I have gotten some good gigs and connections from this site.

http://www.filmmusic.net - Great site with tons of info, mags, and submissions for scoring and licensing gigs!  Started by composers and supervisors.    

http://Broadjam.com - well organized $ Lots of projects coming in.  Music is not screened, although they do report on clients listening.  I do know composers that are getting gigs.  The fees can be high, like TAXI, but no convention.  You can submit without the membership but each submission is very expensive.  http://www.broadjam.com/mm/122612/index.html - Here's an article about successes I have had with Broadjam.

http://Sonicbids.com - I have gotten some gigs from this.  You can pitch to live performance opportunities, radio play etc.   Per month subscription.

http://versusmedia.com - Directors looking for music. Usually low/no budget, but good for experience.  Not a lot coming through, lately.   I did get a nice film score from one, and that led to another.

http://youlicense.com  - Interesting site.  Opportunities have been a bit dated, but the software behind the site is interesting.  (Automatic licensing).

http://musicregistry.com - Guide and online access to film music supervisors, etc.  I've never bought the guide, but am interested if anyone tries it.

http://www.musicgateway.net - new fee based pitching site. (There is a FREE level)

https://www.songtradr.com - New FREE pitching company ( They take a commission, similar to a music library, but you can pitch to opportunities on the platform - Some FREE options.).

https://thesyncreport.com - Fee based directory of music supervisors, TV shows, etc.

 

Industry PODCASTS:

New FREE Podcast Aaron Davison interviews Ed!

musicmoneyandlife.podbean.com/e/adventures-in-music-licensing-with-ed-hartman/

http://musicmoneyandlife.podbean.com/ - Aaron Davison and a lot of Library owners, industry folks, etc.  Excellent! (AKA Itunes, "Music, Money and Life")

http://cdbabypodcast.com/2008/03/episode-023-music-sync-licenseing-part-1/

http://podcast.musicradiocreative.com/music-licensing-podcast-episode-17/

http://www.wotspodcast.com  "Word on the Street" about the Seattle Music Scene.

 

Music Business EVENTS:

http://taxi.com  - TAXI Convention:  (Fall - free with membership)  

http://namm.com  - NAMM (Music Equipment Trade Show - 100K participants) Anaheim, CA (January)

http://bmi.com/events/calendar  - BMI Events throughout the year.

http://ascap.com/news-and-events/calendar.aspx  - ASCAP EXPO, LA (Spring)

http://diymusiciancon.com - CD Baby, Chicago (Fall)

 

Music Tracking:

http://tunesat.com - See if you're music is on TV!  You can get up to 50 tracks free.  

 

Royalty Payments:

PROs (Performance Royalty Organizations)

http://bmi.com- pays songwriters, composers and publishers.

http://ascap.com - pays songwriters, composers and publishers.

https://www.sesac.com/ - pays songwriters, composers and publishers (Note: by invitation only)

Other royalty payment orgs:

http://soundexchange.com - Pays artists and master owners.

http://adrev.net - The most direct way to get paid for your music on Youtube.  (Some music libraries do this, too)

http://talent.adrev.net - If you are posting original video on Youtube, this will create revenue for the video content.

https://wp.aarcroyalties.com - AARC provides a music royalty, generated by the sales of devices and media such as blank CDs, and devices.

 

Industry BLOGS:

http://www.licensequote.com/blog

http://blog.sonicbids.com/5-steps-to-music-licensing-success

http://wistia.com/blog/music-licensing 

http://bankrobbermusic.com/blog/

http://www.1e.com/blogs/2015/05/28/ask-sam-music-licensing/

http://www.filmindependent.org/blogs/the-filmmakers-guide-to-music-licensing/#.Vh7jEqRoXIo

http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2012/08/18/two-good-solutions-for-music-licensing/

http://www.andylykens.com/blog/

https://thesyncreport.com/blog

 

GETTING YOUR MUSIC IN RADIO:

http://Airplaydirect.com - mostly to get airplay, but work can come from this, occassonally.  You create electronic press kits. 

 

CD AND DOWNLOAD DISTRIBUTION:

http://cdbaby.com - I use this for digital and CD distribution. They do pitch to film etc.  Check out download cards, rather than CDs!

 

UNIQUE LEADS:

http://smalluses.com  I know of some industry people that are looking seriously into this.  Not sure where it is going, yet, though.

Small Uses was created by a group of videographers, local area television producers, public service announcement producers, and other creators of visual programs who need AFFORDABLE music for mini and micro-budget productions. Producers list their music needs and fee offered for use. Musicians and songwriters respond to the listing. Musicians and Producers agree to a one-time, non-exclusive use license. NO PITCH FEES.

http://cid.adrev.net  AdRev - they collect revenue from Youtube, when your music is played.

 

FILM INDUSTRY LEADS:

http://www.guerrillafilmscoring.com/- Book and resources from Hollywood composers.

http://infolist.com  - casting calls. Interesting trade news.

For anyone who says they have to be in LA to be a film composer: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/elysium-ryan-amon-music-composer

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY RESOURCES:

http://www.composercatalog.com/ - software to organize your personal music library (add metadata, stats, etc.)  Free trial for Mac or PC.

http://www.songtracker.com/stp_overview.html - - Filemaker Pro software to organize your personal music library (add metadata, stats, etc.).  Free demo. 

http://www.musiclibraryreport.com -  Started by a composer, this is an excellent site that has reviews of music libraries.  There may be a free trial offer.  Free access to the forums.  I get links to ongoing questions about libraries on my FB feed.  The newsletter (FREE) is great, with lots of tips for home composers.

http://musicsupervisorguide.com  - $$ directory of music supervisors, etc.  Never done it, myself.

http://pro.imdb.com/  IMDB is free, but IMDB Pro is by a monthly membership to get access to media contact info.   I have used this from time to time.  You can get a FREE month to test it.  Use it, when you have time to grab a LOT of info.

http://www.songwritersresourcenetwork.com/resource-links.php  - Interesting page of links.

http://www.hmmawards.org  - Music in Media Awards.

http://www.skillshare.com/classes/music/Music-Licensing-A-Music-Supervisors-Guide-for-Artists/2027685261  Online Music licensing class:  $20!

http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com - Tons of books and resources about licensing.

http://tagteamanalysis.com/ - Getting help tagging your tracks (metadata)

 

MUSIC PREP SERVICES (Copying, Arranging, Orchestras, etc.)

http://www.rpmseattle.com (Robert Puff)

vanmusicworks.com (Vancouver Music Works)

 

REMOTE LIVE ORCHESTRAL RECORDING:

fames-project.com

99dollarorchestrastore.com 

dynamedion.com/orchestra/  

orchestra.net/recording/booking.html

czechrecordings.com/remote-recording

sofiaso.com/services

 

NORTHWEST ORGANIZATIONS:

https://www.facebook.com/avpnw  - Pro- Audio Video EVENTS, Seattle, Eastside, and PNW

http://www.siff.net/  - Seattle Int. Film Festival.  Lots of educational activities.

http://seattlecomposers.org   -  Our local composers org with tons of workshops, etc.

http://seattleareafilmmakers.webs.com/  - local directors, producers and composers!

http://www.nwfilmforum.org/  - Casting calls.  Possible work from local filmmakers.

http://www.seattle.gov/filmandmusic  - Get on this email list for future film and music mixers.  The website has many contacts, too.

http://nwfilm.com/  - all things film and media.

http://www.911media.org/  - Lots of experimental filmmakers, video, etc.

 

Technical Help:

https://www.groove3.com - videos for studio production, etc.

http://www.airgigs.com  -  Remote recording by instrumentalists and vocals.  Hire other musicians online!  Airgigs takes a small commission.

Taxi.com -see the forums for technical and business help.  There is a "Collaboration Corner", for hiring musicians for your recordings.  

ask.audio.com -  great resource for online technical help with recording.

www.emotionscore.com - score prep, midi-transcription, session planning and production.

https://www.landr.com - auto-mastering (drag and drop track!)

http://recordingexcellence.com  - Home recording info.  Free guide.

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM NETWORKS:

http://www.stage32.com  - FB for the film industry!