How to License Your Music for Film & TV
As an independent artist, licensing your music to movies (indie or mainstream) and TV is one of the best streams of income you can do as an artist and songwriter. In addition to the massive exposure that comes from the opportunity, the payment you can receive is much higher than you can make through other streams of income, such as streaming royalties.
If you want to get your music into TV and Film, music supervisors are the gatekeepers who decide what music makes it and what doesn’t. They work as the middleman between artists and directors, searching for music on behalf of the post-production team.
Forming a strong relationship with music supervisors is one of the best things you can do as an artist to get your music synced. It’s not complicated but many music supervisors prefer to be approached in a certain fashion. Here are four things that most musicians get mad about sync licensing.