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Re: Anyone license their music?

Oops, in my post I forgot to deal with your mentioning of the Creative
Commons licensing. There are some agencies working with this legal
format, like for example Magntunes.com. One issue is that if your
music is broadcasted by public service radio, and you live in a
territory where that is compensated, a CC license will block your
performance compensation income. For me living in Sweden this is a
real issue. But on the other hand, a CC based agency, or a production
music deal, may sell your music better and generate more dough by the
50/50 split. It all depends. My deal for providing production music is
the usual 66 percent, if used here in Sweden, and the usual 50 percent
if used abroad (the biggest market). That cut is of the price set by
the agency for the client's license to use the music, not to be
confused with legally stated performance compensation since both CC
and prod music contracts write that off completely.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> 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 
>>> VERY
>>> 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
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/24478662@N00/