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- July 8, 2021 at 11:49 am in reply to: Best way to find libraries to start with on this site? #38303
Use the “Access Music Libraries”, upper right, under Hot Links. You can filter the libraries there.
It takes some days, but it is “well worth it to from the numbers and work ALL the way thru!!”
Make sure you read ALL of the comments, especially the ones from about 7 to 10 years ago. LOT of great information, and it will help you make VERY informed decisions!!July 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm in reply to: Today’s State of the Exclusive vs Non-exclusive Debate #38277
I have not read the entire postings thread yet; but a couple of the BIGGEST problems that I have seen, and heard from companies are:
1) The Amount of content that is now either the SAME cues/songs/tracks being seen by “clientele” for MUCH different prices on several libraries.
2) The amount of Royalty free samples that are ending up in several catalogs, and being picked up by services like tune-sat; when these “composers” were being paid and/or signed waivers that say they are in control of the music, and it is not anywhere else to be found.
Also, having branched from working with several Majors simultaneously; to now almost exclusively working directly with Ad Agencies, and Supervisors. There literally almost is “no difference between Non-Exclusive and Exclusive in terms of placements”; unless the library/company has some great clients like standard network TV. It’s all now a wash and spread out WAY too thin.
Control means options, and if you can’t keep the control at least negotiate a Semi-Exclusive.July 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm in reply to: Success in responding to “ASAP” briefs from Libraries #38276
It’s strange that I no longer submit for music searches, and emergency briefs (long or short turn-around) But now I see them in my inbox more than ever.
I now equate it to chasing Fire Engines, and Ambulances just so you can pass out your business card..
Im not sure Beatslinger if you were asking me but there would be no Sync fee as it is Direct licensing..
Hi there JohnMac, this is actually directed towards LionWings. The reason that I am wondering about this is because “for me” this would be quite disturbing that/if a company “like” Carl’s Jr. would be able to grab a usage for something that “should” not have been direct licensed; and in fact should have been an actual licensing with a negotiated sync fee attached.
Somebody had to have made money “somewhere” because this is not a “Network or someone that should have had a subscription account”.
Correct me if I am taking this the wrong way. But.. No one got in touch with you to let you know how much it synced for? As well to issue you your percentage of the sync fee?
The trend I see is libraries getting pickier.
There is a lot more supply for right now.
But also, I talk to a good amount of people regularly, and they say that they closed up accepting new composers because they are making sure their roster stays working. I really commend that!
IMO – a long-standing career in this biz (if it’s even possible starting out now) relies heavily on personal relationships at the point of publishing. Not with end users. Again IMO, social media is not the place to develop personal publishing relationships. In their office, on the phone, in the studio is how you develop personal relationships in this biz that last.
Just a question.. How many of us are in contact with their libraries, execs, and sales teams/staff. Just to say hi, check in, and see how they are doing?
I cannot explain how many times that has been the difference between someone telling me about upcoming projects, and that I was glad that I got in touch to remind them that I am available. This is a business of selling, cultivating relationships, and follow-ups & follow-thru..
Art, can I drop a quick link to a website that I think could help with this?
This website has helped a bunch of people.
Here is a dose of reality BEATSLINGER:
There are WAY more than Him that jumped on this bandwagon. In addition, just the massive amount of advertisement, and attention “making music for TV & Film” got in general. Set a LOT of this bottom-feeding in motion..
As well, commentary like this makes me glad I never responded to requests to “so-called” pick my brain.. 😉
I joined this site because I’m trying to pick a good library to host my music and try to get it on TV and film. I’m having trouble figuring out the best way to use this site! What I was hoping to be able to do was find the best music library to use based on my style/genre
Hi there Notsamstucky. I came to this site as well to find out information, and check reviews on libraries and companies too.
I don’t know if this will help you, but this did help me.
On the Right Hand side of your screen. Right underneath where it says “Join Now”. You will see a link that says “Access Music Libraries”. I went from A to Z, and read about EVERY library and every review. It really helped me to make some very informed decisions!
Pay close attention to the reviews before 2015 There is a LOT of great candor in them!!