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Re: Anyone license their music?

I recently started licensing music for media, so called "production
music", formerly known as "library music" since it was distributed on
thematic CD libraries. Today there are online forums run by
specialized publishers that order music from composers and producers
to offer media workers as a fast and convenient music solution. I
researched the marked and found that the publisher best suited for me
to work with actually was based in the city where I live, so I called
them up and popped over for a meeting. I was amazed with the exactness
in the business; there are specific templates for how you compose and
mix recorded music to be suitable for commercial placement (dealing
with length, cues and giving the end user good options to cut in your
master and use parts of it to fit in with whatever media work they are
finalizing). The requested format is the same as traditionally in film
music; master files at 48 kHz and 24 bits. Deals may vary, but the
contract I have with my publisher allows me to use one theme out of a
delivered piece in some other work.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:45 PM, mc kr <marcusloops@gmail.com> wrote:
> Damn, sorry to hear that.
> My next question was going to be about working with creative
> commons-type organizations for protection.
> I know there's a demand for music, as a few of my friends have
> received a couple of thousand U.S. dollars to license their stuff to
> various commercials/television shows. It's by no means a living
> salary, but it helps.
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM, mark francombe 
> <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:
>> Actually Im struggling a bit with the legality of this, I am a member of
>> Tono the Norwegian Perfoming Rights company, and yet I have been 
>> licensing
>> my stuff in corporate films through my contracts with my film clients..
>> apparently I HAVE to register my works with Tono, and then THEY will 
>> charge
>> my clients... If this is the case, my clients will simple tell me NOT 
>> to use
>> my own music (as they dont want to pay any additional fees in a 
>> project) and
>> tell me to use freebie library music instead... There is SHITLOADS of 
>> hight quality free music out there now, that all my colleagues use,
>> everything from Ambient, to Dubstep to Classical... too much infact. 
>> Tono,
>> which is supposed to look out for my rights as a recording musician has
>> effectively removed my only chance to write music in my work...
>> Bummer...
>> Mark
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM, mc kr <marcusloops@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I was interesting in finding out how I could license my music for use
>>> in commercials/movies. I do ambient/textural stuff that I feel would
>>> be most appropriate for such things.
>>> Anyone work with an agency, or did people approach you?
>>> What kind of recording quality is expected? Do you have to work to
>>> particular standards for audio/video collaboration?
>> --
>> Mark Francombe
>> www.markfrancombe.com
>> www.ordoabkhao.com
>> http://vimeo.com/user825094
>> http://www.looop.no
>> twitter @markfrancombe
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