Intro – How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games?
This guide will show you the 5 steps to get your songs on TV, movies, and video games. Let’s get started!
What Is Sync Licensing?
Sync licensing is when music is played behind a video. It’s the music that’s on TV and in movies and video games.
Why Would I want My Songs On TV, Movies, and Video Games?
It can help you reach new fans and opportunities. Plus, you’ll get some royalty checks for the placement!
Great, How Do I Make It Happen?
There are a few ways you can get your music on TV, movies, and video games. Here’s a breakdown.
Step 1 – Have a Well Produced Song
Many times the song you submit is the recording that’s used for the actual song in the movie, video game, or TV show. So the production quality needs to be up there.
You can get unbiased feedback on your song with a TUNEGO Song Review.
Step 2 – Make Sure You Own Your Song
In order to submit your song for sync licensing, you have to own it. You have to own both the recording and the song.
Step 3 – Have a Song that Fits into a Movie, Video Game, or TV Show
Some companies that get artists’ songs into movies, video games and TV shows will list exactly the type of music they’re looking for. Others will put your song into sets of other music that fits a similar style to your song. These songs will then be included in a music library for music supervisors to choose from.
Step 4 – Get Your Song in Front of the Right Person
To get your music into movies, videos games, and on TV shows, you can either get your music in front of a music supervisor directly, into a music library or in front of people that choose songs to give to a music supervisor.
On TUNEGO you can get your music into one of the largest sync licensors in North America just by earning a high enough score on the TuneGO Song Review to unlock the Sync Licensing Opportunity.
There are other companies that also submit your music to music libraries or to music supervisors, but they charge you for the submission. Some of these companies include Sonicbids, Taxi, and Broadjam.
You can submit your music to music supervisors directly, but they’re usually overwhelmed by the amount of music they receive. If you’re going to take this route, you should create a relationship with them before submitting your music to them.
Sometimes companies will have contests when they’re looking for music for a commercial, so entering those contests when they come up is an option as well.
Step 5 – Get your Song In Movies, TV Shows, and Video Games
When your music is in a sync licensing catalog, in a contest or in front of a Music Supervisor, you have the opportunity for your song to be included in movies, TV shows or video games. Now all you have to do is wait to be picked! Make sure you know if you have an exclusive or non-exclusive deal with the company or person your submitted your song to.
Conclusion – How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games?
In conclusion, getting your songs on TV, movies, and video games is a profitable way to reach a larger audience. You know you know how to get your songs on TV, in movies, as well as in video games.
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