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

Classes by Ed Hartman

LIVE and ONLINE Classes Available 

(Discounts for Groups, Schools, Music Schools, Colleges & Organizations) 

Individual one-on-one online sessions are available and are very focused and efficient.

Phone/FB Messenger/Skype/Zoom (In-person for Seattle metro)

Please EMAIL for information and scheduling. 


"Make Money Licensing Your Music"

This is the original class that has taught 100's of people how to get their music in Film and Television.

Next Seattle LIVE in-person Class: 

FEBRUARY 20201 - TBA, at North Seattle College 9am to noon. (or online, if necessary).

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

WINTER 2020 Registration: TBA FEBRUARY 2021  

(You do not need to be an NSC student.  All are welcome!.  Free parking - class is on a Saturday)

Classes held at North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103.  


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Comments about the class and individual lessons:

"The class was very motivating for me; now I know that I can sell music and be successful even after the initial rejections. I also have a huge list of companies that provide music to TV and film industry and that I should explore."  - Edgar

Thanks so much for the information.  Kudos for keeping the class businesslike! I can sense that you have a lot to offer in the dynamics of the class, in the tone that you set!  I thank you so much for sharing all of this with me, I feel very lucky!  - Lane

"Thanks, Ed for this great and informative class! I will put this knowledge to use in my work."   Tamara

"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 an 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 they're doing. Now that I see I have all the tools necessary to do it myself 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


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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.