What To Do Before Submitting Music to Music Licensing Libraries

By Kaya

You need to know before you submit music to music libraries. Music libraries are a way for musicians and songwriters to generate revenue.

Things to Remember before Submitting Music

Here are some things to remember. Before you submit your songs to music libraries, first prepare your music for licensing. You can choose three to five tracks from your music collection, even if you aren't 100% confident as a songwriter. Perfectionism can hinder your ability to write. You must ensure that your songs are appropriately registered with the performance rights organization before submitting them for any music licensing opportunity. It is not good to offer a perfect piece only to have it rejected because the audio quality is not up to industry standards—export high-quality MP3 files. WAV files at 320kbps, 48kHz (preferably). Here are some guidelines for audio quality. 24-bit is better than 16-bit. 320kbps is better than 256kbps. 320kbps is better than 256kbps. 320kbps is better than 256kbps. 320kbps is better than 256kbps. 320kbps is better than 320kbps. AIFF and AIFF are better than mp3 for music used on the video. 44kHz is preferred to 44 kHz tracks that can be used for libraries.

If they are interested in using your song, publishers and music supervisors can find you and get in touch with you. The following information should be included in your metadata track name. Artist name. Album name. Genre. Recording date or release date. Email address and URL. Researching music libraries is essential. Music licensing opportunities can be found in many different ways, including music libraries. They are also the easiest to access. Music libraries are a platform that allows musicians and songwriters to curate music and make it accessible for agencies. YouTubers. Podcasters. Independent filmmakers. Television music supervisors and others.

It Is Essential to Analyze Their Music and Determine If It Fits

To license and allow others to use the music in their projects. When researching music libraries, it is essential to analyze their music and determine if it fits. Are there any gaps in their music that you could fill? You might be able to find out how to submit your music to them. The FAQ or contact pages will usually have the necessary information. Find out whether they sign tracks for exclusive or nonexclusive music licensing agreements. For a list of music libraries that you can use, see the description box below the video. Submitting is the last step. Submit. Submit. Submit your music to as many libraries as you think are appropriate. This is the simplest explanation. Follow the submission guidelines for each library. If you don't follow their policies, they will have yours. They won't spend the time to review your music. Remember that submissions are only the beginning.

You will be successful in music licensing. You don't need a catalog or a publisher to help you get your theme approved. To get your music licensed, you don't necessarily need any of these things. While they might be helpful, you don't need them. To get started, you can take one hour each day for seven days. If your songs are licensed first, there are several ways to get paid. The person who approves your music from the library pays a synchronization fee. This depends on the agreement you signed. A percentage of the sync fee will be delivered to you. For more information, see our video on sync licensing. Performance royalties are another option.

Based on how many plays your music receives, performance royalties could be paid. Your performance rights organization, or PRO, is here to help. A PRO will oversee the collection of royalties on your behalf. If you want to learn more about performance royalties, we have many videos. Ad revenue is the final option. Let's say your music is featured in a YouTube video. A share of the ad revenues could be yours. This is where things get tricky. It would help if you had your music included in YouTube's Content ID program. This can cause a lot of problems for the music libraries that you work with. If you are starting, don't worry too much about this type of revenue.