Licensing music in the movies is a great extra income stream for you as an independent artist. But, as is the case with any other aspect of the music business, you have to go through the learning curve and networking process. My experience with film licensing, just like everything else, is about a person who you know.
The first (or tenth) your license agreement probably will not be the next Hollywood, but that’s OK. There are a zillion independent films that need and want your music. No, you will not be rich and famous on the spot from a song in the independent film, but you probably get the money, you’ll get some good exposure. Remember, not based on good ling music career on one big hit. It’s built on a series of small projects and successes building for larger ones, and of course, multiple streams of income.
With that in mind, and independent films are a great place to start. So where do you start? Well, the list of sites, such as for the media, and network Soundtrack, taxis are a good place to start, but it is difficult to rely on steady income from people you’ve never met. Also, something. So you really rely on your package and your choice of music out of the pile. However, the list of services give you access to projects that may not have known about otherwise. It is, therefore, a good investment.
A better way to connect to independent films is to get out and meet people film. As musicians, we tend to get stuck in our own little world. Hanging out with the musicians, and go to workshops and music events, and you must take your product to the people who need it, rather than waiting for them to come to you.
A great place to start is the Indie club. This is an organization all over the world of independent filmmakers, actors, crew, and everyone else. Find your local chapter through the site IndieClub.com. It’s free to join.Go to meetings and get-togethers. When I first went to my indie club meeting, and I was one of two artists in the music room. The cries of “We need you!” Were not just voices in my head (this time). To a room full of independent filmmakers were looking for good music they can license and still stay within their budgets.
For a new song, the director arranged for recording time to record a local arts school where his sound editor was studying. This was fortuitous, not necessarily normal. Most other projects do not have to register myself.
Thus, the moral of the story is just going to anywhere is the filmmakers and talk to them. As well as an independent club, I’m sure that there are clubs and organizations another movie in your area. To find them and make yourself a part of them. Known to everyone, and you have your songs in movies in no time !