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23 thoughts on “3 steps to get your songs in music libraries

  1. Some great tips here. There are some fantastic libraries out there and with the right agreement, music licensing is a great way to have multiple streams of income from your music.

    You may want to keep a selection of your music for exclusive licensing and some for non-exclusive but most importantly, make sure you have control of your music. Some libraries have non-removal clauses in their agreement and I would definitely steer well away from that!

    Also, don’t forget to check out boutique and independent libraries too. Production music libraries like Melodicloud.com offer non-exclusive agreements to their artists and are more artist focused. We also curate all our content by hand to ensure that all the music we provide is high quality and suitable for use in media production.

    The real key though is to keep writing and get your music out there. You never know who may need your music!

    1. Although Content ID is one great to way earn some revenue with my music, it can create some problems with new libraries that I try to join, since some don’t accept music registered with Content ID. Besides, once it is registered with Content ID, there’s no way of unregistering. it. So think about it thoroughly.

      However, because of Content ID, I’m earning hundreds of dollars every trimester, which I great.

      Great concise article!

  2. Hello, I just want to say, this article is really motivational and helpful for musician. This article collecting my thoughts on how to approach this type of usage of my music, and I appreciate this tips . Thanks for taking the time to write it.

  3. Good Article however Railroad Trax aren’t accepting submissions at the moment – kinda puts you off when they talk big and then down the bottom basically say ‘sorry but…’

  4. This is a great article for musicians!

    I’d love to add Music Gateway to the list as we are a commercial music library that works with the likes of Netflix, NBC Universal, YouTube (originals) and many more. We also love to listen to new music so happy for artists to get involved.

    Our aim is to empower creatives so we work together with them, they choose if they prefer exclusive or non-exclusive, we don’t take backend royalties and only a small commission compared to others.

    Let me know if you’d like more info 🙂

    1. Checked out Music Gateway and sounded ok until I tried to create an account – keeps coming up with ‘there was an error creating the your account’ after third time whom makes you wonder if you just want userid email and password

    2. I would like to send you some of my music, I have a few song placements already through another publisher , what kind of songs do you need and what is your preference for submission

    3. I’m not sure how old this post is, but I would love more info about your company. I’m an old dog learning new tricks and love to make ANY money doing something I love to do.

    4. Hi Mary, thank you for taking the time to share some info about Music Gateway! I’m looking for a library to submit my compositions to and will definitely check this out!

  5. Your article is great, can I send my MP3s in a bulk ? or, individually?
    I’m joining ASCAP, as soon as I get my songs in, I’ll start with Music Libraries

  6. I think this information is valuable for someone who wants to get their material out there,i plan on following up on this info.

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