As a musician, you only hope that one day everyone hears your music and knows who you are. However, you don’t hope for them to be able to simply take your music and use it in a huge commercial or for any type of brand advertisement for free. That is why you should always use music licensing.
It is important to know how to use music licensing to your benefit, because once licensed, if anyone did want to use your music you would be able to make money from it being used. This is a win, win situation for yourself as you are able to make money for future projects and tons of people will hear your song and your fan base will grow.
Unsure on how to license your music? Here’s the core steps:
- Get your music ready
- Choose 3-5 songs
- Export MP3s and WAV files
- Input Metadata
- Create a catalogue spreadsheet
- Register your songs with PRO
- Research music libraries and what they are.
Once you’ve completed all the music licensing steps, you’ll finally be able to make money any time anyone wants to use your music and you are well on your way to making a name for yourself.