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Feb29

Make Money Licensing Your Music

North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA

"How to Make Money Licensing Your Music to TV and Movies!"

Composers, Songwriters, Bands, Musicians, Managers, Audio Engineers:

Do you have a home studio?  Do you have original music sitting around on tape, LP's, CD's or your computer?  Right now, you can be pitching your music to television shows, film, and media (web, phone, games, etc.) Every kind of instrumental and vocal music is in-demand.   You can make money and advance your career at the same time. This class will give you quick and easy information on all aspects of music licensing. 


Home vs. pro studios
You are a publisher
The land of public domain
Are cover songs kosher?
To copyright or not.
Creating a royalty stream (BMI, ASCAP)
Underscore vs. feature
Cue sheets:  Make sure you get paid.
See your name on the big screen: credits
Stockpiling your tunes -  music libraries
Exclusive or non-exclusive deals
Scoring to picture
Lawyers, agents, and more...


There is nothing like hearing your music on a TV show or in a movie theatre. Future royalties could create a new income stream for the rest of your life. Anyone can make money licensing their music.

* What to bring:  Notebook. CD or jump drive with 1-3 songs/compositions (optional - You do not have to bring any music.  We are just using the music to get an idea of what music industry people are generally listening for.)

* You will receive:  A handout about the material, with industry contact information

Registration: https://www.campusce.net/nscc/Course/Course.aspx?c=2117  (You do not need to be a NSC student.  All are welcome!.  Free parking - class is on a Saturday)

Ed Hartman Licensing Classes Video:

https://youtu.be/A2QDn8u_TOo

Comments about the class:

"I took the licensing class from Ed about 3 years ago and it was filled with enough information to keep me busy for the past 3 years!  Ed explained in easy to remember terms the different licensing options and how the music libraries work.  He also introduced me to TAXI which is a great way to be able to get your music out there.  I also had a hour consultation with Ed to fill in the blanks about how to get my songs registered with BMI/ASCAP, and Ed knew all the details.  I highly recommend going to Ed's classes and take the time for a one hour consultation for specific questions or guidance.  Thanks Ed!"  Chet

I highly suggest this class to anyone interested in writing for TV and film! It was a highly informative class, thanks Ed!  Alyssa

"I attended your class this past Saturday and wanted to express my thanks. it was very informative and well worth my time. I look forward to your newsletter and your book when it comes out.  Your work is a valuable resource to us artists and songwriters." Dion

"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." Tina

"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!"  Angela

"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."  Bob

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

"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."   Andrew

"Thank you for the very informative course. Gave me lots to think about."  Dan

"I just wanted to say thanks.  It was a very informational and inspirational class, and I really enjoyed it." Eric

"Thank you for a wonderful class this morning.  Great job!  You presented a ton of material and I was surprised at how the time flew.  I appreciated your receptivity to questions and the way the class continually flowed smoothly.  I was able to stay engaged with the material the entire time!  I am so glad that I came."   Elizabeth

Sign up on the email list for announcements and tons of info about licensing (FREE). Individual and small group sessions on licensing are available. 

See NSC for registration and information.

Jan1

Ed Hartman Music Event Archive

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 Hazel Miller Plaza, Old Milltown, Downtown Edmonds Ed Hartman Solo Marimba - 12:00PM to 1:00PM Edmonds, Washington 98020 United States (425) 771-0230 Price: FREE! Ed Hartman presents a noon concert out front the Old Milltown Building, in Edmonds, WA. Ed will perform music from around the world on a 7 1/2 foot long Honduras Rosewood marimba, and percussion instruments. For all ages. Food and ice cream nearby!

Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hazel+Miller+Plaza/@47.8091334,-122.3785351,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54901afa6d0e3571:0x380ab5136dd70f15!8m2!3d47.8091334!4d-122.3774381

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 Royal Room The Seattle Composer Alliance's Annual Spring Soirée and Fundraiser - 7:00PM - 11:00PM 5000 Rainer Ave South Seattle, WA 98118 King (206)906-9920 Price: Ticket: $25 advance/ $30 at the door The Seattle Composer Alliance's Annual Spring Soirée and Fundraiser

Music at 7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm

Ticket: $25 advance/ $30 at the door Ticket Link TBA

Note: Ed Hartman will be Emcee for this event!

Bid on anything from new software and books, to private instruction and discounted services from local businesses- and join us in kicking off the new season with some verve! Live music during the evening will feature the talents of Grace Love and The Chancellors, Turnía, and a very Special Guest!

More INFO and tix:

http://seattlecomposers.org/event/tuesday-may-17th-the-seattle-composer-alliances-annual-spring-soiree-auction-and-gala/

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Blue Star Cafe Music Licensing Shindig! (Film and TV Networking Event) - 7:00PM to 10:00PM 4512 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103 USA (206) 548-0345 Price: FREE Music Licensing Shindig! (Film and TV Networking Event)

Come to meet and network with other NW composers and songwriters interested in getting their music in film and TV. Ed Hartman will give a quick presentation and answer questions. Special guests TBA. Participants can exchange music, contacts and information that might be helpful to understand the crazy world of music licensing. Ed teaches a class through North Seattle College, and is heavily involved in music for media as a scoring composer. His music has been used in feature films, TV shows, advertising, radio, corporate, etc.

Free, No-host bar.

The room does have a limit (although we can always spill out into the main bar), so please RSVP here:

Event RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/186526935016082/

To friend me: http://www.facebook.com/ed.hartman1

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 Westin TAXI Road Rally - TBA LAX Los Angeles, CA (800)458-2111 Price: Convention is free for TAXI.COM members. Along with participating as a mentor at the 2015 TAXI Road Rally (Nov 5-8, 2015), I will be teaching my Driver's Ed Class - "Making Money Licensing Your Music in TV and Movies! Seven Steps to Licensing Heaven". This is a shorter version of my regular class I teach in the Pacific NW. You have to be a member of TAXI to participate in this 3 day event in LA. It's an amazing experience with panels, classes, gear info, door prizes, schmoozing, networking, etc.

Description of class:

For the newbie composers or songwriters, or anyone who is creating original music, this class will give you a quick and step-by-step guide to all aspects of music licensing. This class will go over the basics, including: home studios vs. rental studios, self-motivation, organizing your music library/publishing, royalties (BMI/ASCAP), copyright, pitching to music libraries/clients, exclusive vs. non-exclusive contracts, placements, up-front splits, cue sheets, and backend royalties. There is nothing like hearing your own music on a TV show or in a movie theatre, and getting paid for it over and over again, for years to come.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 Cornish College of the Arts Music Licensing 101 - 6:00PM to 9:00PM Kerry Hall PON, 710 East Roy St Seattle, WA 98102 206.726.5148 Price: $55.00 Ed Hartman is now teaching at Cornish! This is part of the summer program at Cornish College.

Music licensing regulates all aspects of the use of music in today's society. Every kind of digital, instrumental and vocal music is in-demand. Are you a composer, performer, or songwriter interested in learning how to pitch your music for television, film and other media? This three hour informative workshop will give you a conceptual understanding of basic licensing terms, opportunities and strategies. Advance your career, gain new followers and learn how to generate a new revenue stream from future royalties. Students who are able should bring a sample of their music to learn which markets to explore.

Workshop Topics: Home vs. pro studios You are a publisher The land of public domain Are cover songs kosher? To copyright or not Creating a royalty stream (BMI, ASCAP) Underscore vs. feature Cue sheets: Make sure you get paid See your name on the big screen:credits Music libraries Exclusive or non-exclusive deals Lawyers, agents, and more

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Phinney Neighborhood Center SIS Learning Series: Business - Music Licensing - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 6532 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 783-2244 Price: $20.00 Ed Hartman is teaching this class through Songwriters in Seattle: (this is a stripped down version of the NSC class)

Are CD sales, downloads and streaming generating a lot of revenue? Would you like more fans? Imagine a song of yours on TV or in a film. What would that do for your career? Music licensing allows you to keep ownership of your recordings, get upfront cash and backend royalties money while advancing your career at the same time! This class will give you quick and easy guide on all aspects of music licensing. Any original music can be licensed to media, even old tape recordings that have been sitting around for years. Right now, you can be pitching your music to television shows, film, and media (web, phone, games, etc.), and every very kind of instrumental and vocal music is in-demand. Watch TV and think about shows and films that your music might work for. All of your existing catalogue is available, and you may be motivated to write considerably more music as requests come in.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 Egyptian Theatre SIFF Fly Films (Seattle International Film Festival) - 4:00pm to 6:00pm 801 E Pine Street Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 720-4560 Price: $12/$10 SIFF members Ed scored a film in this collection of shorts created by local directors in Seattle. Very fun event! Film crews have a few weeks to write, shoot, and edit films premiered at the festival.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 Seattle International Film Festival The Alchemy of Film Scoring - 1:00pm to 2:30pm 305 Harrison Seattle, WA 98109 206-324-9996 Price: $5.00/Free for SIFF members Ed Hartman will be on this panel -

Adam Gehrke will present a forum on the art of scoring and composing for film, featuring several local composers/musicians. De-mystifying the creative process and exploring examples of good and subjectively bad composition.

Friday, October 26th, 2012 The Drum Exchange "How to Make Money Licensing Your Music to TV and Movies!" - 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon (with opt. lunch following) 4501 Interlake Ave North, Suite 7 Seattle, WA 98103 206 634-1142 Price: $50.00 Fellow composer/songwriter/music creator:

A lot of musicians have been asking if I will be teaching another class on music licensing...

"How to Make Money Licensing Your Music to TV and Movies!" This is a new workshop for composers, performers, songwriters and anyone interested in getting their music in media. Rather than teaching a large class, as I have done before, I thought it might be fun and useful to teach a smaller, more intimate class in my teaching studio (under 10 people). The class will go over basics of licensing your music, but also include listening to your tracks, and screening them, like music supervisors, libraries and pitching organizations, like TAXI, Broadjam, etc., do.

When: Friday October 26, 2012, 9am to Noon. (Afterwards you are welcome to join me for lunch as a follow-up!)

Where: Ed Hartman Percussion Studio (back of The Drum Exchange, 4501 Interlake Ave North, Suite 7, Seattle, WA 98103 http://drumexchange.com)

  • You should bring: Notebook. CD or jump drive with 1-3 mp3 songs/compositions (optional - You do not have to bring any music. We are just using the music to get an idea of what music industry people are generally listening for.)

  • You will receive: A handout about the material, with industry contact information.

  • Cost: $50.00 (cash, check, credit card) - For comparison, I generally charge $50/hour for private instruction, so this class is a great deal for 3 hours!

  • Registration: Please call or email (edrums@aol.com). The class is payable in advance. The size of the class is limited, so please let me know as soon as possible. If you are interested, but can't make this class, I may schedule another in the future. Also, I can teach the material individually one-on-one.
    Here's a general description of the class:

Do you have a home studio? Do you have original music sitting around on tape, LP's, CD's or your computer? Right now, you can be pitching your music to television shows, film, and media (web, phone, games, etc.) Every kind of instrumental and vocal music is in-demand. You can make money and advance your career at the same time. This class will give you quick and easy information on all aspects of music licensing.

Home vs. pro studios You are a publisher The land of public domain Are cover songs kosher? To copyright or not. Creating a royalty stream (BMI, ASCAP) Underscore vs. feature Cue sheets: Make sure you get paid. See your name on the big screen: credits Stockpiling your tunes - music libraries Exclusive or non-exclusive deals Scoring to picture Lawyers, agents, and more...

There is nothing like hearing your music on a TV show or in a movie theatre. Future royalties could create a new income stream for the rest of your life. Anyone can make money licensing their music.

Info/registration: edrums@aol.com (206) 634-1142

Monday, December 13th, 2010 US Bank Centre Lunch Music! - 11:30AM to 1:30PM 1420 5th Ave 6th & Union/5th & Pike Seattle, WA 98101 206 624-8800 Price: FREE! Ed plays annually at this urban indoor mall. Have lunch and catch him playing holiday music on vibes, near the 2nd floor elevator.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 The Drum Exchange Making Money Licensing Your Music to TV and Movies! - 7:30-9:30PM 4501 Interlake Ave North, Suite 7 Seattle, WA 98103 206 634-1142 Price: $35.00 Do you have original music sitting around on tape, LP’s, CD’s or your computer? Would you like to make money with any type of music you might already have, or are currently creating? Instrumental and vocal music from all styles is being used by television, movies and media (web, phone, games, etc.)

With the proliferation of home studios, electronic file transfer, and digital technology you create a personal library of music that can constantly be pitched to the media industry! You would be surprised what kind of music can work for music licensing in the 21st century. Future royalties could create a new financial stream of income for the rest of your life.

The class will answer these questions…

Do I need a professional studio and how much does it cost? Should I hire musicians or do it myself? Can I use old recordings? What is the difference between composer, arranger, performer and publisher? Do I need a publisher or become one? What kind of music is being used? What formats should I be sending music in? How many songs should I pitch? What is Public Domain? Should I copyright my music? Should I join BMI or ASCAP? How long should the music be? Will this help my career as a performer? When will I be paid? What are royalties? What is a cue sheet? Will I get credits? What is IMDB, and is it important? What is a music library? Should I sign exclusive, semi-exclusive and non-exclusive deals. Is there help out there? Is this a full-time job? Do I need a lawyer to do this?

How much will this cost and how money can I expect to make?

See Ed Hartman's Bio for credits, etc.

Reservations required, Limited space.

Please call: (206)634-1142 or email: edrums@aol.com

Monday, November 29th, 2010 US Bank Centre Lunch Music! - 11:30AM to 1:30PM 1420 5th Ave 6th & Union/5th & Pike Seattle, WA 98101 206 624-8800 Price: FREE! Ed plays annually at this urban indoor mall. Have lunch and catch him playing holiday music on vibes, near the 2nd floor elevator.

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 Westin Rhythm Workshop - 2:30PM LAX Los Angeles, CA Price: Free for TAXI Members Only Saturday, March 21st, 2009 The Drum Exchange How to Play Mallet Instruments for Fun and Profit! - 2:00PM 4501 Interlake Ave N #7 Seattle, WA 98103 (206)545-3564 Price: Free Ed Hartman will present a free clinic about mallet instruments, including marimba, vibes, xylophone and bells on March 21, 2009, 1-3pm, at The Drum Exchange, 4501 Interlake Ave North, Suite #7, Seattle, WA 98103 (in Wallingford). Ed will perform a wide variety of styles, including jazz, classical, pop, and world music on a 7 1/2 foot long Honduras marimba, and vibraphone. Ed will also demonstrate his use of electronics and percussion to create a "One-Man Band". The clinic will include basic techniques that anyone can use, and practical information about how to chose an instrument based on goals and budget. Participants will get to try out various mallet instruments. Saturday, March 14th, 2009 Central Washington University (CWU) How to Make a Living Playing Mallet Instruments - Time: TBA Music Building TBA Ellensburg, WA (509)963-1618 Price: Free Ed Hartman presents a clinic about the many ways a percussionist can earn a living performing on mallet instruments. Using a concert marimba and an array of percussion instruments, Ed is able to create a one-man band, and perform music from around the world for a variety of audiences and situations. Mallets instruments (marimba, vibraphone, bells and xylophone), historically have been used in orchestras, jazz and pop groups, theatre, and solo recital performance, yet most professional percussionists have no idea how to create a career playing them. Tremendous opportunities are all around percussionists everyday, from school performances to public and private events. What Ed can show you is how to get very creative, and find ways to get paid making music. Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 Hamlin Park Lunchtime Music Series - 12:00 Noon 16001 15th Avenue NE Shoreline, WA King (206)418-3383 Price: Free Ed Hartman performs music from around the world on marimba (solo, one-man band) Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Wells Fargo Plaza Noon Concert Series - 12:00 Noon 1201 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402 Pierce (253)272-7000 Price: Free The Olympic Marimba Band performs jazz, Latin and world music. Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 County Plaza Amphitheater Music on the Plaza 2008 - 11:30AM 3000 Rockefeller Avenue Everett, WA 98201 Snohomish 425-388-3186 Price: Free Noon concert featuring The Olympic Marimba Band (Jazz, Latin, World) Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 Egans' Ballard Jam House 9:00PM 1707 NW Market Street Ballard- Seattle, WA Price: $5.00 Ed Hartman Student Performance Night Sunday, September 9th, 2007 Des Moines Farmers Market Ed Hartman Solo Marimba (One Man Band) - 10:00AM to 11:00AM Des Moines Marina Nr Anthony's Des Moines, WA (360)789-9789 Price: Free Festival Event Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 WELLS FARGO Plaza, Tacoma The Olympic Marimba Band with Ed Hartman - 12:00PM to 1:00PM 1201 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 (253)272-3260 Price: Free Noontime Lunch Show! Thursday, July 26th, 2007 Renton Annual Art Show (RAAS) 8:00PM to 10:00PM 1715 Maple Valley Hwy Renton, WA 425-254-9934 Price: Free Solo Marimba (One Man Band)

Aug22

Ed Hartman Solo Marimba

Hazel Miller Plaza, Old Milltown, Downtown Edmonds, Edmonds, Washington

Ed Hartman presents a noon concert out front the Old Milltown Building, in Edmonds, WA.  Ed will perform music from around the world on a 7 1/2 foot long Honduras Rosewood marimba, and percussion instruments.  For all ages.  Food and ice cream nearby!

 

Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hazel+Miller+Plaza/@47.8091334,-122.3785351,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54901afa6d0e3571:0x380ab5136dd70f15!8m2!3d47.8091334!4d-122.3774381

FREE!

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Ed Hartman

Ed Hartman, Soundtrack: The Blind Side. Ed Hartman scores percussive, orchestral, jazz, pop, rock, Latin, world and electronic music. Ed's music has been heard on television (HBO, NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, Discovery, Green, TLC, WE, Travel, Women, Animal Planet, MSNBC) and in feature films, shorts commercials, documentaries and even a planetarium.

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