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How to Make Money Licensing Your Music

The state of the music business has changed as you probably know.  It’s becoming more difficult for artists to make money because consumers have been finding ways to get the music they love for free (e.g. via on-demand music streaming from YouTube, piracy etc.). This has caused a significant decrease in music sales for artists so this has put a hurtin’ on a lot of wallets.

So what can you do to increase your music sales now?

You can take your music career into your own hands and start licensing your music. There are a lot of avenues for licensing your music via videos, film, TV shows, advertising, video games, and soundtracks in videos on the web and in mobile apps.


music licensing is something that happens constantly, all around us. When you listen to music on the radio, that music is licensed. When you hear music in a restaurant, that music is licensed too. In this article, you will have the chance to learn about all the different forms that music licensing can take.

Content ID for your music


Synch licensing Rumblefish Inc.

-Rumblefish takes 50% of the Royalty

ONErpm similar to Rumblefish but pays out 65% of premium ad revenue

Makes it easy to license via search tools

Millions in royalties have been paid out to artists and labels

Licensed Over 5 million consumer sound tracks

They partnered with largest online video companies (like Youtube), hot tech startups like Animoto, and

go to indie music for top shows, films, ad agencies and video game producers.

Make your music available for synch licensing




websites like Youtube.

If you’re not sure where to do this,

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