Art Munson, founder of Music Library Report sat down with me to talk about the benefits of using MLR for music library licensing.
Art Munson isn’t new to the world of music library licensing, in fact, he’s had placements on Oprah, America’s Got Talent, Entertainment Tonight and ABC World News. In his younger years, he toured with the Righteous Brothers and Paul Williams and acted as a studio writer at A&M. This eventually led to Art starting Music Library Report, a site dedicated to artists who want to get their music into TV & film. As he says, music licensing is a marathon not a sprint and is always a work in progress. Visit Music Library Report to learn more and use code FEM25 to redeem a special 25% coupon available to listeners of this podcast.
What is Music Library Report?
- MLR designed for production music composers
- music on tv shows , very seldom gets credit
- directory of over 500 libraries
- graveyard, as some die everyday
- focus on production music (more instrumental than vocal)
- no long intros
What is a music library?
- company that is looking for composers
- place music in tv shows and/or films
- depending on company, they will take approximately 50% of the income
- members are paid to write songs but don’t own songs
Benefits of music library licensing on MLR
- get a feel for what the library is like to work with
- half of the site is free
- takes time and money to keep the site going, that’s why there is a small fee
- active composers give you feedback
- critique section for musicians to get feedback
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