Here's The Best Way To License Your Music To Labels

Interesting fact: If you are a music writer, you need to get your song played 1,000,000 times on Spotify to make $3,000 (which very few songs ever hit).  Or you can license your song just ONCE and make $3,000.

A lot of starving artist hit me up and ask for copywriting/business advice….and sometimes I’m not super sure how to help them since the music industry is not my specialty.

However I recently came across a guy named AJ The Lyricist who is a musical artist that’s been able to license and sell a bunch of songs. Like….A LOT of songs.

Here’s some of the 2019 full-year stats AJ had:

  • He wrote and produced 109 music tracks.

  • 50 of those 109 were placed in music libraries.

  • 100+ total licensed songs from just 2016 till mid-2019!

These are extremely impressive numbers….

AJ Speaks…

“I’ve written over 100 songs. I don’t perform live, I don’t have a fan base. I don’t know anyone in the music industry. I simply license my music and let the royalties add up while the licenser does the work.”

Music licensing opportunities are very rare with the saturation of music floating around the internet. We’ve come across multiple labels and film companies who offer direct placement into their music library.

Here are some of the best licensing opportunities, if your music is approved:

With all the changes that have been going on in the music industry over the past decade, one of the biggest and most lucrative has been the rise of music licensing.  It is now very common to hear your favorite song not only on the radio, but on tv shows, commercials, and video games as well.  

Recording artist Icielani took advantage of opportunities offered by Amada Records and lands #1 on Billboard

Recording artist Icielani took advantage of opportunities offered by Amada Records and lands #1 on Billboard

This can only be great news for artists and musicians whose goal is to share their music with as many people as possible.  Despite all this, there are still some musicians who feel that licensing your music is similar to “selling out” to corporations.  So we’re going to discuss a few of the benefits of having your music licensed.

The number one most important benefit of licensing your music is exposure, exposure, exposure!  One of the main reasons people write and record their music is so that others can listen to and enjoy it.  Sure, some people may be in it just for the money, but any band or singer who’s played a great show where the audience was really into your music knows that there is no greater feeling of accomplishment.

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