The Top 5 mistakes songwriters make licensing their music

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In this short video, you will discover what thousands of songwriters ignore and why they never get their music placed in TV & film. It is filled with some of the best nuggets of wisdom I have to offer, AND you are going to hear it from the actual industry experts who place music.

This video covers the most common pitfalls in music licensing:

  • How not to get blacklisted by understanding who controls your music
  • Which versions of your song you need to have ready at all times
  • Why targeting and relevance is everything in licensing
  • How to prevent your perfect song being dropped because of missing metadata
  • How the production of your song gets you past the gatekeepers

Once you know just these 5 things, you’ll be way ahead of the pack. There's a reason some indie songwriters get placement after placement and have the financial freedom to make music full time.

The experts you'll be hearing from are some of the top in the music licensing world:

Amanda Krieg Thomas is a music supervisor for Neophonic Music & Media. She has synced music for The Americans, American Horror Story, The People vs OJ Simpson, Scream Queens, and many more.

Roy Elkins is the founder of, one of the most popular music licensing websites.

Jason Markey is the head of music of STX Entertainment which is a subsidiary of Universal Films. They have released movies such as Bad Moms, Edge Of Seventeen, The Circle, and the sci-fi blockbuster, Valerian.

Maddie Madsen is a music licensing agent for Current Music. She has placed music in Deadpool, Rush Hour, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Chicago Med, NBC Sportsdesk, Mercedes, Wendy’s, and thousands of others.

Sarah Sharp is a successful singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. She has had her music placed with Chanel, Macy’s, KIA, Dell Computers, Criminal Minds, Revenge, among others.


The 5 Mistakes Most Songwriters Make Licensing Music (And How to Avoid Them)

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"This is very informative. It definitely gives me an idea of what to do and what not to do. Thank you." - Marcellus Brady
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"Hi Chris, Very good information. I like the quote "Relevance is the most important". - Dave Mariasi
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